CHAPTER VII

COMMUNICATIONS

(a)               Old time Trade Routs and Highways and Modes of Conveyance

 

The economic development of a region depends greatly on a good system of communications. Roads in particulars serve to link towns and villages, opening up markets and serving as a channel of supply for increased production both in rural and urban areas.

Indian history abounds in reference to road construction activity in the past and the policy adopted by the different rulers. Chandragupt Maurya and Ashoka in ancient times, and Muhammad Tughlaq and Sher Shah Suri in recent times are particularly  known for their  projects of construction and maintenance of roads. The enthusiasm for road development was notable under the Mughals. Most of the roads constructed during the Mughal period were macadamized and surfaced. With the advent of British rule, the pace of road construction activity was accelerated. During the Second World War (1939-45), road construction activity received a further boost in the interest of movement of military and material. The roads thus developed provided the foundation of the present road system.

(b)               Road Transport

The major users of roads are bullock-carts, buses, trucks, auto-rickshwas, cycle-rickshaws and bicycles. Passenger and goods transport facilities are adequately available in all the towns of the Rupnagar District. All towns have a bus service and the important villages are also served by buses.

When Rupnagar District was formed in November, 1966, it had only 338 km of roads (metalled 294 km and unmettled 44 km). There has since been considerable expansion in the road system in the district as the table below shows :-

Year

Mettalled Roads(km)

Unmettaled Road

Total length of Roads (km)

1966-67

294

44

338

1969-70

469

20

489

1973-74

1,173

119

1,292

1977-78

1,659

-

1,659

1982-83

1,796

-

1,796

(Statistical Abstracts of Punjab 1968, 1970, 1974, 1978 and 1983)

*These figures exclude Local Bodies Roads.

(i)                 Classification of Roads

The roads in the district may be broadly classified as national highways, provincial highways including state highways, district major roads, other district roads (including village approach roads) and roads maintained by local bodies. In 1982-83, out of a total length of 1,796 km in the district, the length of national highways was about 77 km. The length of provincial highways including district major roads and other district roads (including village approach roads) was 1,719 km. The national highways and the provincial highways are maintained by the Public Works Department (B&R). The Central Government pays for the national highways. The local bodies roads are maintained by their respective municipalities.

National Highways :- These roads link the capitals of large States, big cities and industrial centres, lead to the borders to strengthen border defences; and connect ports and roads of other countries situated on the border. The national highways are metalled roads and are maintained by the State Public Works Department out of the funds made available to the Stated by the Central Government. The total length of National Highways No. 21 (Ambala-Chandigarh-Rupnagar-Manali Road) passing through the district from Zirakpur to village Gara near Himachal Pradesh boundary is about 77 km. This does not include the portion of road passing through the Union Territory of Chandigarh. This road has been widened and strengthened and at present the metalled width of the road from Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar to Kharar is 33 feet and Kharar to Kirtapur Sahib is 22 feet and from Kiratpur to Himachal Pradesh boundary, it si 12 feet. The road has been improved by raising low lying portions and by improvement of the sharp curves in the portion, Sahibzada Ajit Sikngh Nagar to Rupnagar. From Rupnagar to Kiratpur Sahib, the road has been strengthened and a very high quality surface by laying bituminous macadam with mechanical plant and paver has been provided.

State Highways :-  These roads connect all the important centres of trade, industry and commerce within the State and also those of other States or the National highways. These are constructed and maintained by the State Government.

District Major Roads :- These roads connect important markets and centres of industries, and lead to the railway stations. These also join State or national highways.

Other District Roads :- These serve as important arteries of communications among the different parts of the district. These roads include also those roads which formerly fell under heads district minor roads’ and village approach roads as the use of these terms has since been discontinued.

(ii)               Vehicles and Conveyances

The traditional means of conveyance used in the district include bullock-carts, tongas, wooden rehris, etc. Domestic animals are used for transportation according to the local needs of the inhabitants. Bullocks, camels, donkeys, etc., are also used as beasts of burden for carrying foodgrains for nearby villages to the markets in the towns.

Although motor vehicles are becoming increasingly common, bullock-carts continue to play a vital role in the countryside both for conveyance and carriage of goods. They are eminently suited for the rugged countryside. A recent improvement in the design of the bullock cart is the use of pneumatic tyres in place of the traditional wooden wheels.

A remarkable feature of the post Independence period has been a rapid decline in tongas and ekkas driven by horses. This is primarily due to the emergent of cycle rickshaws which are cheaper and easier to maintain. The horse carts, however, still continue to be used in many parts of the countryside. The auto-rickshaw is a recent innovation. The quick means of conveyances now used are buses, cars, jeeps, tucks, taxis, motor-cycles, scooters and tampos. Tractors usually fitted with trolleys have now come to be used as a common means of transport for village folk.

Automobiles :-  The increase in the use of motor vehicles is a marked feature of the post Independence period. In the cities, cars, taxis, auto rickshaws, motor cycles, scooters, are becoming popular.

Taxis are hires by those who can afford them for journeys between towns and over comparatively long distances. Auto rickshaws are a means of quick transport within towns and over shorter distances. However, but services are a cheaper means of transport. Other means of transport, such as jeeps, trucks, tractors, etc. are also employed from carrying passengers as well as commodities from one place to another. The number of different types of motor vehicles registered in the Rupnagar District, during 1974-83, is given in Appendix-I at the end of the Chapter on page 223.

Bicycles :-  The bicycle appeared first in Indian cities in the beginning of the 20th century. For short distances within a city, it is a convenient conveyance. It has besides the advantages of being cheap, flexible and handy. Bicycles are commonly used by dairymen and cultivators to bring their milk and dairy products to the cities and adjoining towns. A large number of students, teachers and workers depend on the bicycle for conveyance. Hawkers sell their commodities on their bicycles.

Cycle-Rickshaws:- Cycle-rickshaws are seen plying in every town. For short distances, it is a cheap means of transport carrying two passengers. It can also pass through narrow lanes. Rickshaws have replaced tongas and ekkas in towns. The development of roads in the rural and urban areas has increased the mobility of cycle-rickshaws from towns to the adjoining villages. Some well-to-do puller purchase their own richshaws  while others ply them on hire. The commercial banks advance loans to the rickshaw pullers at a nomical rate of interest to enable them to purchase their own rickshaw. Under the Punjab Cycle Rickshaw (Regulation of License) Act, 1976, licences are issued to the owners only.

The Punjab Government has formed bye-laws for the rickshaw pullers. Only physically fit persons between the aged of 18 to 45 are allowed to ply the vehicles. Rickshaw unions exist in some towns of the district. They have regulated fixed rates for specified distances.

Horse Carriages :-  A limited number to tongas and ekkas are still found in most of the towns of the district, but this means of transportation is slowly fading out in the district, as elsewhere in the State.

(iii)             Public and Private Transport

                        The Transport Department was under the control of the Provincial Transport Controller prior to June 1969, when it was bifurcated into two wings, viz. Commercial Wing and Non-Commercial Wing. The former, known as Punjab Roadways, was placed under the charge of the Director, State Transport, Punjab, and the latter under the State Transport Commissioner, Punjab, Chandigarh. The Director, State Transport, being the overall incharge of the Commercial Wing, is concerned with the operation of State Transport buses on commercial basis, whereas the State Transport Commissioner is concerned with the issuing of route permits and enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act and the rules framed thereunder.

            There has been a noticeable  expansion of motor transport in the district. The increasing popularity of passenger travel by road is the result of the efficient network of bus services which had been built up in the State in recent years. All district and sub divisional head quarters have been liked with Chandigarh the State headquarters by bus, and important innovation on these roads are night and delux services. Children are provided free travel to schools. However, college students are issued monthly concessional passes for travel to their institutions.

            State owned Services :- There are two sub-depots of Punjab Roadways, one each at Rupnagar and Nangal.

            Private Bus Services :-  Previously, most of the routes in the district were operated by the Ambala Bus Syndicate (P) Ltd., Rupnagar. Besides, there were four private transport companies operating in the district. Now the routes of Ambala Bus Syndicate (P) Ltd., are operated by different transport companies which have their offices outside the Rupnagar District. As on 31 March 1985, there was only one private transport company, viz., Ex-Servicemen Motor Transport Society (P) Ltd., Rupnagar which was effectively operating their but routes, viz. Rupnagar-Rajpura (via Kharar) Rupnagar-Ludhiana (via Machhiwara-Kohara) and Rupnagar-Nangal (via Laodi Majra) in the district.

            Goods Transport by Roads :-  Trucks have come to occupy a prominent place in the modern transport system. There has been appreciable increase in the number trucks which carry luggage and goods from one place to another. Over short and long distances, they successfully compete with the railways. Goods traffic by road is entirely in the hands of private operators. With a view to giving long distance goods operation for the benefit of public and the operators, schemes have been introduced whereby operators are issued a permit to work within specified zones including a number of States. Private owners/workers have formed unions to look after their interests. M/s Janta Road Carriers, Rupnagar is the only goods transport company registered in the district. Three transport companies, viz., the Bharat Transport Company Ltd., Ludhiana  , the Northern Carriers (P) Ltd., Amritsar, have opened their offices at various placed in the Rupnagar District.

(c)                Railways

The Rupnagar District lies in the Delhi Division of the Northern Railway and is connected with the Nangal Dam-Amabala Cantonment branch line of the railway. The railway stations falling on it in the district are Nangal Dam, Bhanupali, Anandpur Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Bharatgarh, Ghanauli, Rupnagar, Mianpur, Chatauli, Kurali and Morinda.

Rail-Road Competition :-  Railways occupy a unique place in Indian economy. Road transport has been able to compete with the railways due to its flexibility which enables door-to-door service over short distances. Another advantage enjoyed by motor transport is its suitability for transportation of certain perishable commodities, e.g. eggs, fish, vegetables, and dairy products. Most truck operators calculate the cost of performing their service and allowing for a little margin of profit, quote their rates. They do not bear permanent overhand charges on maintenance of roads, etc. On the other hand, station buildings, platforms, cabins, bridges, etc. They invest a heavy amount in the purchase of the rolling stock also.

The advantage of road transport lies in its lower handling costs, faster service, door-to-door carriages, less risk of loss and damage, low cost of packing, more flexible  timings and avoidance of transshipment. However, for the transport of heavy machinery, bulky articles and also for long distance haulages, railway transport is preferred. The two systems of transport have, thus become complementary rather than comeptitive.

(d)               Waterways, Ferries and Bridges

The Satluj River, which passes through the district, is only 2 to 5 km from Nangal Township, Naya Nangal, Rupnagar and Anandput Sahib Towns. Navigation is, however, not possible in this river because of erratic flow of water.

Ferries :-  Ferries are a convenient means of transporting men and materials across rives at points where no bridges exists.

Bridges :-  A number of bridges are constructed and maintained over the river, streams, etc. for smooth running of road traffic in the district.

(e)               Air Transport

There is no aerodrome in Rupangar District.

(f)                 Travel and Tourist Facilities

Rupnagar District offers many attractions to tourists. Apart from the famous Bhakra-Nangal complex, which is next door, Nangal Town has an important fertilizers factory run by National Fertilizers Limited. Many parts of the district, especially Anandpur Sahib, have great significance in Sikh history. The Punjab Tourism Development Corporation runs a Tourist Bungalow at Nangal, which has 3 spacious halls and 12 suites. A Restaurants and a Beer Bar are also attached to it. Besides, 5 tourist huts are run by the Corporation at Anandpur Sahib. On the lake at Rupnagar Headworks, is a Tourist Bungalow and Boating Club. This complex is also run by the Corporation and provides board and lodging with all modern amenities. It has 8 suites, a modern Restaurant and a Beer Bar.

Dharamshalas, serais and hotels which are privately owned are available in all the district towns. Besides, there are rest houses for the use of Government officials. A list of rest houses in the district is given in Appendix II an paged 224 to 225.

(g)               Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones

Post Offices:-  The district has a network of post offices which are under the control of the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Chandigarh. According to the 1971 Census, on an average, there were 7.16 post office per 100 sq. kms. in the rural areas of the Rupnagar District as compared to 5.96 in the State as a whole. Kharar Tahsil had 7.38 post officer per 100 sq. kms. while Anandpur Sahib tahsil had only 6.73 post officer per 100 sq. kms. Of the 870 inhabited villages in the district, 147 villages had post offices and 15 villages had telegraph office. Telephone connections were available in 5 villages only.

On 31 March, 1984, there was one head post office, 39 sub-post offices, 133 branch offices and 2 extra departmental sub-offices in the district. A list of these is given in Appendix III, at the end of this Chapter, on pages 226 to 233.

All the villages of the Rupnagar District are covered under the daily delivery system of mail.

Telegraphs:-  The district is served by a good number of combined post and telegraph offices. As on 31 March 1985, there were 10 key fitted sub offices in the district. There is prompt delivery of telegrams in the district. Telegrams are accepted round the clock from the public. On offices in the Rupnagar district, as given in  Appendix IV at the end of the Chapter on page 232.

            Telephones :-  As on 31 March 1985, there were 18 telephone exchanges in the district located at Rupnagar, Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaru Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Kurali, Morinda, Nangal, Naya Nangal, Nurpur Bedi, Behrampur Bet, Bharatgarh, Bhanupli Gharaun, Ganguwal, Ghanauli Kainaur, Rupnagar Thermal Plant and Sialba Majri. These are functioning under the Divisional Engineer, Telegraphs, Patiala. The total number of working connections and extensions provided by these exchanges, as on 31 March 1985, was 2,078 and 165, respectively. Besides, there were 33 public call offices in the district.

            Radio and Television Sets :- Since the commissioning of Doordarshan Station at Jalandhar in 1973, television is becoming popular. By 31 December 1982, 18,609 radio and 4,273 television licences had been issued in Rupnagar District. During 1982-83, 7 television sets were installed in the district under the Community Viewing Scheme.

(h)               Organizations of Owners and Employees in the Field of Transport and Communications

No organization of owners in the field of transport and communications exists in the district. Transport workers/employees have, however, formed unions to look after their service interests. The employees/workers unions in the field of transport and communications functioning in the district, as on 31 March 1983, are given below :-

S.No.

Name of Union

Date of Registration

1.

The Ambala Bus Syndicate Employees’ Union, Rupnagar

23 January 1959

2.

Nangal Bhara Driver Union, Nangal Township

10 November 1964

3.

Gobindsagar Water Transport Workers’ Union, Nangal Township

24 May 1971

4.

Rickshaw Drivers’ Union, Rupnagar

15 April 1972

5.

Rickshaw Drivers’ Union, Naya Nangal

30 July 1981

6.

Rickshaw Rehri Workers’ Union, Kurali

12 June 1981

7.

Rickshaw Rehri Workers’ Union, Kharar

17 August 1983

 


APPENDIX- I

(vide page- 217

Number of Different Types of Motor Vehicles Registers in the Rupnagar District, 1974 to 1983

Year

Cars

Jeeps

Trucks

Taxis

Tractors

Buses

Motor Cycles

including Scooters

Auto

Rickshaws

1974

91

45

224

-

85

46

132

6

1975

61

10

81

-

73

61

105

-

1976

78

14

147

-

142

49

266

-

1977

70

32

104

-

99

27

272

3

1978

51

17

133

-

129

39

342

-

1981

109

7

180

3

487

73

649

4

1982

150

25

192

-

392

30

936

16

1983

110

101

204

3

433

106

1,286

12

(Statistical Abstracts of Punjab, 1975 to 1979 and District Transport Officer, Rupnagar)

 

APPENDIX-  II

(vide page 221)

Rest Houses in the Rupnagar District, as on 31 March 1983

Sr. No.

Place

No. of Suites

Name of Reserving Authority

                        Tehsil Rupnagar

1.

Canal Rest House, Ballan

2

Executive Engineer, Bhakra Main Line Division , Patiala.

2.

Civil Rest House, Bharatgarh

2

Deputy Commissioner, Rupnagar

3.

Canal Rest House, Chamkaru Sahib

2

Executive Engineer, Rupnagar Division, Sirhind Canal, Rupnagar.

4.

Civil Rest House, Morinda

2

Deputy Commissioner, Rupnagar.

5.

Canal Rest House, Rupnagar

4

Executive Engineer, Rupnagar Division, Sirhing Canal, Rupnagar.

6.

Sainik Rest House, Rupnagar

20

Secretary, Zila Sainik Board, Rupnagar.

7.

Tourist Bungalow-cum-Boating Club, Rupnagar

8

Project Officer, Tourist Bungalow, Rupnagar

8.

Civil Rest House, Kharar

2

Deputy Commissioner, Rupnagar.

9.

Civil Rest House, Kurali

2

Deputy Commissioner, Rupnagar.

10.

Van Mandal Rest House, Mirzapur

2

Divisional Forest Officer, Rupnagar Forest Division, Rupnagar.

11.

Van Mandal Rest House, Soonk

2

Divisional Forest Officer, Rupnagar Forest Division, Rupnagar.

                        Tahsil Anandpur Sahib

12.

Civil Rest House, Anandpur Sahib

2

Deputy Commissioner, Rupnagar

13.

Karamchari Rest House, Ganguwal

3

Executive Engineer, Nangal Dam, Nangal

14.

Van Mandal Rest Housem Kanpur Khuhi

3

Divisional Forest Officer, Rupnagar, Forest Division, Rupnagar.

15.

Irrigation Rest House, Kotla

2

Executive Engineer, Nangal Dam, Nangal.

16.

Block Samiti Rest House, Nurpur Bedi

2

Block Development and Panchayat Officers, Nurpur Bedi.

17.

Guest House, Naya Nangal

44

General Manager, National Fertilizers Limited, Naya Nangal.

18.

Guest House (West), Nangal

10

Resident Engineer, Bhakra Power Houses, Power Wing, Nangal.

19.

Guest House (East), Nangal

10

Executive Engineer, Township Division, Nangal.

20

Bhakra Sadan (Rest House No.1) Nangal

5

Executive Engineer, Township Division, Nangal.

21.

Tourist Bungalow, Nangal

12

Senior Project Officer, Tourist Bunagalow, Nangal.

22.

Satluj Sadan Rest House, Nangal

6

Chief Engineer, Irregation, Bhakra-Beas Management Board, Nangal.

 

 

           

 

 

APPENDIX -  III

(Vide page 221)

Post Offices in the Rupnagar District as on 31 March 1984

            Head Post Office                                                        Branch Post Office

Rupnagar (HSG-II), C.O., P.C.O.

1

Jhallaina Khurd

MPO

 

 

2

Kotla Nihand

 

 

 

3.

Malikpur

MPO

 

 

4.

Phulpur Grewal

 

 

            Sub-Post Offices

1.

College Road, Rupnagar. No. Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

2.

Motor terminus, Rupnagar. No. Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

3.

Thermal Plant Colony Rupnagar No. Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

4.

Mini Secretariat Rupnagar No. Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

5.

Anandpur Sahib P.C.O., C.O.(LSG)

 

 

 

6.

Shri Dashmesh Academy Anandpur Sahib No. Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

7.

Beal, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Bazidpur

 

 

 

2

Bari Jhallian

 

 

 

3

Bhoje Majra

 

 

 

4

Behrampur Bet

 

 

 

5

Bhalian

MPO

 

 

6

Bhairon Majra

 

 

 

7

Hafizsbad

 

 

 

8

Jatana

MPO

 

 

9

Kheri Salabatpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Bharatgarh

1

Bharatgarh Canal Colony

MPO

 

 

2

Gardley

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Chamkaur Sahib, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Bhaku Majra

 

 

 

2

Katlaur

MPO

 

 

3

Manali

 

 

 

4

Rattangarh

MPO

 

 

5

Sandhwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Ganguwal, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Bhanupli

MPO

 

 

2

Darauli

MPO

 

 

3

Dhirpur

MPO

 

 

4

Jand Bari

MPO

 

 

5

Thuluh

 

 

 

6

Mangewal

MPO

 

 

7

Kamhera

MPO

 

 

8

Majari

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Ghanauli, S.O., C.O.

1

Lodhimajra

 

 

 

2.

Nangal Sirsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Gharuan, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Bassian Brahmanan

 

 

 

2

Marauli Kalan

MPO

 

 

3

Garangan

 

 

 

4

Shakrullapur

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Kharar (LSG) P.C.O., C.O.

1

Chotla Khurd

 

 

 

2.

Daon

MPO

 

 

3

Naya Shahar

MPO

 

 

4

Palheri

 

 

 

5

Rurki Pukhta

 

 

 

6

Jandpur

MPO

 

 

7

Textile Colony, Kharar

MPO

 

 

8.

Radiala

 

 

 

9.

Daoon Majra

MPO


 

            Sub Post Offices                                                  Branch Post Offices         

14.

Kurali (LSG) P.C.O., C.O.

1

Allapur

 

 

 

2

Bur Majra

 

 

 

3

Chintgarh

 

 

 

4

Dhanauri

 

 

 

5

Jhingran

 

 

 

6

Kalewal

MPO

 

 

7

Kishanpura

MPO

 

 

8

Mundian Kalan

 

 

 

9

Sihon Majra

 

 

 

10

Singhpura

MPO

 

 

11

Sotal

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Kotla Power House

1

Jhinjir

MPO

 

 

2

Paharpur- Samloh

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Kiratpur Sahib

1

Massewal

MPO

17.

Khizrabad (West)

1

Kubaheri

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Landran

1

Bhagoo Marja

 

 

 

2

Chuni Kalan

MPO

 

 

3.

Chudiala Sudan

MPO

 

 

4

Majatri

MPO

 

 

5

Geega Majra

MPO

 

 

6.

Ressanheri

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Lutheri, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Barsalpur

 

 

 

2

Chaklan

MPO

 

 

3

Dumna

 

 

 

4

Hawara Kalan

 

 

 

5

Kainaur

MPO

 

 

6

Makrauna Kalan

MPO

 

 

7

Sidhupur Kalan

 

 

 

8

Samana Kalan

MPO

 

 

9

Hallomajra

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Manauli, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Dhurali

MPO

 

 

2

Dharamgarh

MPO

 

 

3

Motemajra

MPO

 

 

4

Raipur Kalan

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

21

Mianpur, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Balamgarh

MPO

 

 

2

Bahrampur Zamindari

 

 

 

3

Patheri Jattan

MPO

 

 

4

Purkhali

 

 

 

5

Rangilpur

 

 

 

6

Sainfalpur

 

 

 

7

Singh Bhagwantpur

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Mullanpur P.C.O., C.O.

1

Parol

MPO

23.

Morinda (LSG) P.C.O., C.O.

1

Bhamnara

 

 

 

2

Dhangrali

 

 

 

3

Khant

 

 

 

4

Panjkoha

 

 

 

5

Rattangarh II

MPO

 

 

6

Tajpura

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

Nurpur Bedi (LSG) P.C.O., C.O.

1

Basoli

MPO

 

 

2

Barwa

MPO

 

 

3

Chanuali

MPO

 

 

4

Jhuj

 

 

 

5

Kotal Sabour

MPO

 

 

6

Kalwan

 


            Sub Post Officer                                                             Branch Post Offices

 

 

7

Khanpur Khui

MPO

 

 

8

Makari

 

 

 

9

Thana

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

25.

Nangal Township (LSG) P.C.O.

1

Dobeta

 

 

 

2

Giani Market, Nangal Township

 

 

 

3

Nangal Mikku

MPO

 

 

4

Nangal-Talwara

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

26.

Nangal Dam, No Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

27.

Sector-2, Naya Nangarl, No Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

28.

Labour Colony, Nangal Township, No Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

29.

Factory Area Nangal, No Dely., T.S.O.

 

 

 

30.

Fertilizers Factory, Nangal (LSG) T.S.O., C.O., P.C.O.

1

Bhassi Bhambour

 

 

 

2

Bhallan

MPO

 

 

3

Bhanam

MPO

 

 

4

Bhalari

 

 

 

5

Swamipur

 

 

 

6

Sukhsal

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.

Partapnagar Nangal T/Ship, T.S.O., P.C.O., C.O.

1

Ajouli

 

 

 

2

Behrampur

 

 

 

3

Bandeheri

MPO

 

 

4

Klitran

 

 

 

5

Manakpur

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

32.

Sailbamajri, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Barodi

MPO

 

 

2

Hoshiarpur-Takipur

MPO

 

 

3

Manakpur Sharif

MPO

 

 

4

Phantwan

MPO

 

 

5

Rani Majra

MPO

 

 

6

Siswan

 

 

 

7

Tiwar

MPO

 

 

 

 

 

33.

Sohana, P.C.O., C.O.

1

Kumbhra

 

 

 

2

Lambe

 

 

 

3

Mattaur

 

 

 

4

Mauli Baidwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.

Takhatgarh

1

Abiana

MPO

 

 

2

Bajrur

MPO

 

 

3

Bhaowal

MPO

 

 

4

Dhamana

 

 

 

5

Jhandian

 

 

 

6

Tiba Tapprian

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (HDG –II), C.O.

1

Badheri

 

36.

Sector-56, Industrial Estate S.A.S. Nagar. T.S.O.

 

 

 

37.

Sector-59, Phase-V, S.A.S. Nagar, T.S.O. (LSG)

 

 

 

38.

Sector-52, Phase-III, S.A.S. Naga, No Dely, T.S.O.

 

 

 

39.

Sector-61, Phase-VII, S.A.S. Nagar, T.S.O.

 

 

 

1.

Mills Road, Kharar EDSO, P.C.O.

 

 

 

2.

Sahauran, EDSO, P.C.O.

 

 

 

 

 

Total Head Post Offices

1

 

 

Total Sub-Post Offices

39

 

 

Total Extra Departmental

Sub Offices

 

2

 

 

Total Branch Post Office

133


 

H.S.G.

=    Higher Selection Grade

L.S.G.

=    Lower Selection Grade

P.C.O.

=    Public Call Office

C.O.

=    Combined Office

T.S.O.

=    Town Sub-Office

M.P.O.

=    Mobile Post Office

( Source :  Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Chandigarh )

 

RUPNAGAR

APPENDIX IV

            (Vide Page 221)

Combined Post and Telegraph Offices in the Rupnagar District as on 31 March, 1985

1.

Rupnagar

2.

Anandpur Sahib

3.

Bela

4.

Chamkaur Sahib

5.

Fertilizer Factory, Nangal

6.

Ganguwal

7.

Ghanauli

8.

Gharuan

9.

Kharar

10.

Kurali

11.

Ludheri

12.

Manauli

13.

Morinda

14.

Mianpur

15.

Mullanpur

16.

Nurpur Bedi

17.

Sohana

18.

Sialba Majri

19.

Khizrabad West

20.

Kiratpur Sahib

21.

College Road, Rupnagar

22.

Mini Secretariat, Rupnagar

23.

Partap Nagar, Nangal

24.

Nangal Dam

25.

Factory Area, Nangal

26.

S.A.S. Nagar

27.

Sahauran

(Source  :  Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Chandigarh)

 

 

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