The nomenclature of the place dates back to the 19th century when Lord Kyde, an engineer who designed and supervised the building of the lock gate that connects the port to the Hoogly River. Because of his excellent work, the port took came to be known as Kyderpore or Khidirpur (Khidderpore). Khidderpore also houses a Tram Depot and also lies on the Joka-BBD Bag Metro Corridor. This is one of the two elevated stations of Circular Railway. Just yards away from the station is situated the swing bascule bridge, Nazrul Setu named after rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, across an inlet of River Hooghly in the dock area has been a unique landmark of Kolkata. This historical drawbridge or collapsible road bridge spans across the Khidderpore dock with Andaman dock on its side marking the boarding point for Port Blair bound passengers. The Headquarters of South Eastern Railway (ex-BNR or Bengal Nagpur Railway) is also visible beyond the Kolkata Port skyline.