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Location

Digha Sankarpur Planning Area lies in the South-Western corner of Purba Medinipur District. It is a coastal tract adjoining Bay of Bengal in the south and bordering Orissa in the West.

Connectivity:

By Road:-

Digha is connected to Kolkata via SH-4, NH-41 and then NH-6. The alternative access to Digha is to travel along NH-6 up to Kharagpur and take the road to Digha via Egra and Depal (SH-5). Tourists from other parts of the State like Bardhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Bankura, Birbhum and Purulia and beyond come to Kharagpur by State Highways and major roads making Kharagpur (falling in Paschim Medinipur district) an important hub for visitors to Digha in Purba Medinipur district.

The recent improvement in road connectivity due to four-laning of NH-6 and NH-41 has shortened the journey time from Kolkata to Digha-Sankarpur to a great extent. One can travel by car from Dum Dum Airport via Kaji Najrul Islam Road, EM Bye Pass, Park Circus Connector, Park Circus Flyover, the Second Hugli Bridge, Kona Expressway, NH-6, NH-41, SH-4 and reach Digha within 4 hrs.

  1. Route 1. Kolkata-Howrah-Mechheda-Norghat-Contai-Ramnagar-Digha: 187 km.
  2. Route 2. Kolkata-Deulti-Kolaghat-Kharagpur-Digha: 243 km.
  3. Route 3. Tarakeswar-Harinkhola-Arambag-Vishnupur-Kharagpur-Digha: 355 km
  4. Regular direct buses are available from Kolkata to Digha.
  5. C.S.T.C. Express buses ply from Esplanade (Kolkata) from 06:30 hours to 10:00 hours.
  6. Luxury buses from West Bengal Tourist Bureau, 3/2 B.B.D.Bagh departs daily at 07:00 hours.

By Rail:-

With the opening of railway line between Tamluk and Digha under South-Eastern Rly. Div., this Planning Area now has a Rly. Stn. at Digha linking it by rail to Kolkata and Kharagpur and therefrom to the Southern, northern and western parts of India.

 

Train services are also available from Digha

  1. Digha to Howrah (Tamralipta & Kandari Express) Daily
  2. Digha to Howrah (Duranta) – Every day
  3. Digha to Santragachhi (Local) – Daily
  4. Digha to Puri (Weekly on Sunday)
  5. Digha to Asansol (Weekly on Sunday)
  6. Digha to Siliguri (Paharia Express weekly on Saturday)
  7. Digha to Vishakapattam (Proposed)
  8. Digha to Malda (Proposed)

Digha Flag Station to Other Station

No. Name From Dep To Arr Dep Days
15722 Tamralipta Express DGHA 10:25 HWH 13:50 S | M | T | W | T | F | S
12847 Digha-Howrah AC Duro... DGHA 15:35 HWH 18:35 S | M | T | W | T | F | S
18001 Paharia Express DGHA 16:30 HWH 21:05 S
78001 Kandari Express DGHA 18:20 HWH 21:50 S | M | T | W | T | F | S

 

Other Station to Digha Flag Station

No. Name From Dep To Arr Dep Days
12857 Tamralipta Express HWH 06:40 DGHA 10:00 S | M | T | W | T | F | S
15722 Paharia Express HWH 07:50 DGHA 12:00 S
12847 Howrah-Digha AC Duro... HWH 11:15 DGHA 14:15 S | M | T | W | T | F | S
18001 Kandari Express HWH 14:15 DGHA 17:50 S | M | T | W | T | F | S

 

By Air:-

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Dum Dum) near Kolkata is the nearest airport for this Planning Area. The airport is about 200 kms. by road from Digha. A proposal to develop a small airport at Sankarpur beach has been mooted subject to the clearance of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Land for this purpose has been earmarked in the Master Plan of Digha and Sankarpur.