Matla Rivar Canning West Bengal

The Matla River is an important river in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

The river is divided into two sections. One stream went to Quttali Guaranbos and Sundarbans. The other flowed through Basanti, Pathankhali, Suryaberia and Vidyadhari river.

Lord Canning dreamed of building a 'modern port' on the banks of the Matla river to support the Singapore port. At the behest of 'Latsaheb', that work went a long way. The forest is cut off by the new company's headquarters, the city.

From 1856 to 1862 this time the first two years of the reign were made by the Governor-General of India, and for the next four years the Viceroy was Charles John Earl (Lord) Canning. The Port Canning Company was created. They built strands, hotels, some houses along the Matla river. But by 5 years, he had changed the course of the river. In the meanwhile, the East Bengal Company established a railway line from Sealdah South (then Baleghata Station) to Canning.

During the monsoon, the flow of water to the Matla river increased excessively, making it impossible to operate the boat or launch on the river, and in the dry season, the flow of water in the river was reduced and the boat or launch could not reach the river jetty. 

Matla Bridge is a bridge built on the Matla river in West Bengal. Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya inaugurated a 644 meter (2113 ft) bridge over the Matla river in the city of Canning. This bridge connects to Canning and Basanti. The bridge directly connects Canning, the gateway to the Sundarbans with Jharkhali. Due to the construction of this bridge, people of the Sundarbans area can easily access Kolkata and the suburbs. Tourists are coming to the Sundarbans fast. As a result, there has been economic improvement in the area.


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