—  Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)  —
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Parliamentary constituency Diamond Harbour
Assembly constituency Metiaburuz
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33

Metiabruz is a neighbourhood on the southern fringe of Kolkata , the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.



Matiaburj has a rich history. The Nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah, took refuge here when he was ousted by the British from his throne, and attempted to build a replica of his palace in Matiaburj. The Imambara he created stands at the centre of Matiaburj, and it is sometimes called the 'Second Lucknow'.


The area is connected with central Kolkata by road, through the Circular Garden Reach Rd, a 40 min drive. This road ends at the Metaiburj Municipal Corporation Borough Committee 15 office. And from here its name changes to Wajid Ali Shah road which goes to the Metiaburj Police Station and from here it divides into the S. A. FAROOQUI Road and the WAJID ALI SHAH Road, the main arterial roads of the place. The well-known Botanical Gardens of Shibpur are located just across the Hooghly river. Another local district, Howrah, is well connected with Matiaburj through a frequent ferry and boat service.


Although relatively unknown to those living in Kolkata, Matiaburj is a key industrial location, with a power station and a water pumping station that supply water to major parts of the city. It also has a shipyard, the GRSE that is engaged in making warships, and is home to one of the largest textile manufacturers in India.[citation needed].The area is largest producer of non branded garments in India.The haat system {weekly market} here is largest in India.[citation needed] Another key area of employment in the city are brick-kilns, which generally employ daily wage workers. Matiaburj is also famous for being the largest KITE manufacturer in the world.[citation needed]

Population and Linguistics

The population of Matiaburj consists mainly of Muslim (75%).[citation needed] The main spoken languages include Urdu , Hindi and Bengali. It is home to a large number of unskilled labourers that settled here from rural areas in West Bengal and Bihar, who are employed on a daily wage; this includes construction workers, cleaners, plumbers, and painters.[citation needed]

Education in Matiaburj does not feature highly on the local government agenda[citation needed] although Metiabruz recently got a college named Metiabruz college under calcutta University but only for arts and commerce degree. However, off late interest in education is rising among the middle class Muslim population. Numerous privately owned School (English Medium)and govt aided schools has come up and a college (Hari Mohan Ghosh college)has been set up by the government. Literacy rate is low, more infrastructural development are expected from government in the education sector.

Due to the huge concentration of population, sanitation is a big problem and it has always remained an issue among political parties during election."Katcha Toilets" are still found in some areas. Broken drains and nallas creates a messy condition during rainy season.

See also

There are many Urdu medium schools are in this area. Syed Qaseemuddin Ahmad is one of the respected person in Matia bruz. He spent his life for a social activities. He has two son whose names are Syed kashif and Syed aatif. According to syed Kashif Matia bruz is a symbol of secularism. Metiaburz is also famous for Mugalai cuisine. Biryani is favourite food in the locality. Famous Hotel in the area is Shahnaaz hotel near Metiabruz police station, famous for Arbi hasis Halin in ramaadan and Nehari throughout the year.

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