The name refers to the second largest cricket ground in the world after MCG in Australia. The State Secretariat, the Calcutta High Court and the Netaji Indoor Stadium lie next to the iconic ground. On getting out of the station, one can see almost all these superstructures crowding the skyline of the city on one hand with the river Hooghly on the other hand. The famous Babughat is a few yards from the station.

The station is always bustling with passengers, who use adjacnt Babughat to cross the river to reach Howrah Station and also other areas of Howrah, ferries for which are available at frequent intervals, which take off from the jetty connected to ghat. The water ferry is run and maintained by Inland Waterways Corporation. Ferry services are available from Babughat to Howrah Station, Chandpal Ghat, Telkal Ghat, Bally Ghat, Sovabazar, Bagbazar, Belur Math & Dakhshineswar ghats.

Also just outside the station there is a bus terminus. From there one can find interstate buses plying to Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and also to interiors of West Bengal. There is another bus terminus as well from where one can find buses going to some destinations in Kolkata and its neighborhood.