The station which immediately follows Sealdah (North Section) and Sir Gurudas Banerjee Halt on the bypass line. The station serves as the gateway to the Saltlake City which was founded by the ex-Chief Minister of Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. The area and the station are named after this Bharat Ratna awardee who was an alumnus of the Calcutta Medical College and the University of Calcutta. Bidhannagar also hosts a Tram Depot just parallel to the station.