Haldia is a developing port city in Southwest Bengal in India. Due to the decrease in water level, the old Calcutta port was unable to ensure the entry of the larger ships in to its dock. The cost of rehandling the materials in to smaller ships sharply increases the cost of import-export for the traders of Eastern India. Similarly, for trading with the Eastern countries like Japan, China India needs a good port in the eastern region apart from Vishakhapatnam. So, Haldia port was decided to established on the bank of river Haldi but very close to Bay of Bengal.
1. Haldia Municipality Transport Service (Daily A.C. bus Service). Journey Time: 2.5 hrs, Distance: 122 Kms.
Kolkata Departure: 07:00 AM, 04:00 PM and 05:30 PM. Contact Numbers (KOL): 9331815444, 9903419264, 9231553659, 9331119797.
Haldia Departure: 07:00 AM, 08:00 AM and 04:45 PM. Contact Numbers (HAL): 03224-641839, 9474973479, 9774000949.
Fare: Rs. 110.00 (Please check and confirm fare and timings before travelling),
2. Kolkata - Amtala - Roychak - Kukrahati - Haldia. Journey Time: 3.5 hrs, Distance : 85 Kms
Kolkata - Roychak : Bus No - RT210, Frequency : Every 15 min to 30 min, Journey Time: 2 hrs, Fare: Rs. 24.00.
Roychak - Kukrahati : By Water Vessel of Haldia Municipality, Frequency : Every 15/30 mins, Journey Time: 15 mins, Fare : Rs. 8.50.
Kukrahati - Haldia : Private Bus, Mini Bus or Municipality Bus, Frequency : Every 15 min to 30 min, Journey Time: 40 mins to 1 hrs, Fare: Rs. 18.00.
1. Howrah - Mecheda - Haldia Journey Time: 1.5 hrs, Distance : 135 Kms Howrah - Mechada : By Mecheda, Panskura, Kharagpur or Medinipur Local train, Fare : About Rs. 15.00.
Mecheda - Haldia : By Private or State or Municipality Bus. Journey Time: 1.5 hrs, Frequency : Every 15 min to 30 min, Fare : About Rs. 30.00,
2. Howrah - Haldia.
Howrah - Haldia : By Haldia Local Train, Journey Time: 3.5 hrs, Frequency : Morning & Evening, Fare : About Rs. 30.00.