Indo-German Workshop
on
Algorithms


9th to 13th March, 2015
Hosted By: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata,India


AIRPORT:


The international airport at Kolkata is called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (Airport code CCU). The Emirates and the Qatar Airways provide direct connections to Kolkata from the West. The Emirates has two daily flights to Kolkata from Dubai. The other option is to fly in to Delhi or Mumbai and connect to Kolkata. Several airlines fly into Kolkata from the east, including Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Dragon Air, Air Asia, and China Eastern Airlines. The airport is along the northern border of the city of Kolkata (slightly to the North East). It is about 17 kilometres from the centre of the city, and about 12 kilometres from the Indian Statistical Institute, the venue of the event.
See Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for more information.


Direction


The ISI campus lies five kilometers North of the Shyambazar five-point crossing. If you are coming from the airport, drive towards Dunlop Bridge (via Nager Bazar and Chiria More). If you are coming from the downtown area or one of the railway stations, you will have to drive past Shyambazar and Chiria More. As you approach Dunlop Bridge, the boundary wall of the ISI campus will be visible on your left. The residential campus is at the Bus Stop called Bon Hooghly and the office campus is at the Bus Stop called ISI or Statistical. The Bus Stop further to the Statistical Bus Stop is Dunlop Bridge, which is an important landmark. Dunlop Bridge is also a useful way of describing the general destination when you are asking for directions. If you miss the ISI gates and reach the Dunlop Bridge intersection, take a sharp left turn into Gopal Lal Tagore Road. The ISI campus will be on your left. The first entrance on your left leads you straight into the Library Building.


Taxi


If you are coming from the airport or one of the railway stations, it is better to hire a taxi from the prepaid taxi booth. In this case you have to pay the total fare in the taxi booth. The prepaid taxi fare is marginally higher than normal, but it is a surer and safer mode of transport.


Buses


There are a large number of buses and minibuses that pass by the Institute campus. Almost any bus that goes to Dunlop Bridge passes by the ISI gates. The buses that pass by the ISI gates are 11, 32A, 34B/1, 78, 78/1, 78/2, 78A, 78B, 78C, 201, 214, 230, 234, DN9, DN9/1, L9A, L11, L20, L20A, M1, M2, M6, S9, S11, S32, GL32, GLS32, and SS4. The minibuses plying from Howrah to Nimta/Belgharia/Rathtala, from BBD Bag to Dunlop Bridge, from Babughat to Sodepur/New Barrackpore and from Metiaburuj to Srirampur go past the ISI gates before reaching Dunlop Bridge. While riding the bus from the city, the major bus stops on your way (from South to North) would be Shyambazar, Chiria More, Sinthi More and Tobin Road. The Bon Hooghly Bus Stop is just North of the Bus Stop at Ananya Cinema. This is where you have to get down in order to enter the residential campus. The next Bus Stop is ISI/Statistical, which is located just outside the entrance of the main office campus at 204, B.T. Road.


Climate


Kolkata is warm and humid most of the year around. However, the winter months, say, from November to February are cool, sunny, dry and very pleasant. Monsoon hits Kolkata generally in the second week of June and lasts till the end of September. During this period it rains regularly. The total rainfall during the season is about 20 cm. The temperature in summer goes up to about 37 Celsius and the relative humidity up to 100%. During winter months the temperature ranges from about 10 to 20 Celsius and the relative humidity is around 50%. Light woolen clothing is necessary during winter in Kolkata.