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Haldia

Administration
Native ameHaldia
TypeCity
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPurba Medinipur
Government
Parliamentary constituencyTamluk
Assembly constituencyHaldia
Geography
Altitude8 m
Demography
Total Population200762 (2011)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone03224 42200

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Haldia ( ) is a city and a municipality in Purba Medinipur in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a major seaport and industrial Belt located approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Calcutta near the mouth of the Hooghly River, one of the distributaries of the Ganges. The population in 2001 was 170,695.

Haldia is being developed as a major trade port for Calcutta(Kolkata), intended mainly for bulk cargoes.

The industrial city has several major factories, including South Asian Petrochemicals Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Exide, Shaw Wallace, Tata Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Hindustan Lever, in addition to various light industries. The port has attracted Major International Petrochemicals Companies, like Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). Mitsubishi Chemicals has the Second Largest Terephthalic Acid Producing Plant in Haldia. A large number of companies are also being set up now, Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI), primarily being ancillary industries to the Petrochemicals.

The Petrochemicals is the second largest project of such kind in India.

The Haldia Township is bordered by the Haldi River an offshoot of the Ganges River.

The riverside in Haldia is a favorite destination for residents and one can see people strolling down the riverside during the evenings. A catamaran service direct from Kolkata to Haldia was in service. It was later withdrawn due to its high price and decreasing number of passengers.

Haldia is also a base of Indian Coast Guard. There is a hoverport to house two of the six hovercrafts belonging to the Indian Coast Guard.


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