Emergency and Utility Services of Punjab

Public Utility Services are considered very important yardstick when it comes to measuring the states development. The infrastructure will be considered developed when the economic condition of the state is healthier. Infrastructural developments that can be found in the state of Punjab are:

Telecommunications in Punjab

Public Utility Services in Punjab

Like most of the states in India, Punjab too has the service of BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited which is known to be the seventh largest company in the field of telecommunications and it also holds more share in the telecommunications business.
Some Telecom Companies in Punjab

Airtel( Bharti Cellular Limited)- Provides landline, mobile, digital TV connections and broadband
Tata Indicom- Provides internet connections, landline and mobile connections
Vodafone Essar Limited- Provides mobile and broadband connections
MTS- Provides landline and mobile connections
Reliance India Mobile- Provides digital TV connections and also provides landline, mobile and internet connections.

Post Offices in Punjab

Though many other services in the form of various courier companies have come up still the importance of post office can’t be undermined. Parcels or letters can reach to extreme remote locations when sent through post offices where the courier services have still not penetrated. Punjab's post office service is very efficient and is used to send business post, speed post, greetings post and express parcel.

Important Contact Information:
Chief Postmaster General
Punjab Postal Circle
Sandesh Bhawan
Sector 17
Chandigarh - 160 017
Telephone:  +91 - 172 - 2701644
E-Mail: [email protected]
Facsimile/Fax:  +91 - 172 - 2702231
Website: www.indiapost.gov.in

Also Read: Post Offices in Patiala | Post Offices in Hoshiarpur

Banking Services in Punjab

Utility Services in Punjab
Banks are very important for the purpose of savings and  investment. There are various Bank Branches in the whole of Punjab including several private sector banks, nationalized banks, international banks as well as cooperative banks. All the banks have ATM facility for easy withdrawal of money throughout Punjab.

Some of the important banks in Punjab include Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, ING Vysys Bank, Yes Bank, IDFC, South Indian Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Centurion Bank, Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank, Punjab Gramin Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Punjab and Sind Bank, Bank of Punjab, State bank of Patiala, HSBC Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Dena Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Syndicate Bank, Vijya Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank and so on. These banks are taken care by trained individuals who provide specialized service to the customers of the bank.

Also Read: Banks in Moga | Banks in Jalandhar | Banks in Ferozepur | Banks in Kapurthala | PNB Branches in Amritsar | ICICI Bank Branches in Amritsar | Banks in Ajitgarh | HDFC Bank Branches in Amritsar | SBI Banks in Amritsar  | Banks in Khanna | Banks in Hoshiarpur

Electricity in Punjab

Electric Services in Punjab

The electricity generation company in Punjab is the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). It was set up as a company in the year 2010. The main responsibility is maintenance and operation of Punjab's own electricity generating projects. Various power plants have been set up like Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant in Ropar, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant in Bhatinda, Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant in Bhatinda and Shanan Power House. PSPCL is headquartered at Patiali. Electricity is generated in all the power generation plants to meet the electricity consumption of the people in Punjab.

Important Contact Information:
Complaints related non generation of receipt but payment deducted - 011-46869004, 011-46869005
Complaints related to bill not available/updated- 96461-18180
E payment related complains- 96461-28447
Website usage related complaints- 0161-4640060

Public Health and Engineering Department

Public Health and Engineering Department

Initially known as Public Health Branch and which was set up in the year 1956, the main function of Punjab Water Supply & Sanitation Department in Punjab are to provide clean and safe drinking water to the residence of Punjab both in the rural and urban areas. The water is cleaned using various chemicals at sewerage treatment plants and then it is distributed to all the houses using pipelines. It also aims at providing sanitation facilities to the rural masses and emphasis is laid on the importance of using sewerage system and individual toilets.

This Public Health and Engineering Department in Punjab has taken the responsibility along with various NGOs that operates in rural areas in creating awareness about various water borne diseases and health hazard that is caused because of lack of sanitation and also due to open defecation.

Important Contact Details:
S. Surjit Singh Rakhra, Cabinet Minister
Department of Water Supply & Sanitation
Address: 2nd floor,
Punjab Civil Secretariat,
Sector 1, Chandigarh
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.pbdwss.gov.in.

Punjab Energy Development Agency

Solar Energy in Punjab

Punjab Energy Development Agency abbreviated as PEDA was formed in the year 1991 and registered under Societies Act 1860 as a society. It has been set up for development and promotion of renewable energy projects/programmes and various conservation of energy programmes in Punjab. Some important objective of Punjab Energy Development Agency includes:

Objective of Punjab Energy Development Agency

1. Promotion and development of various projects such as agro residue/biomass residue based projects, conversion of waste material to energy projects, solar thermal projects, micro/small hydel projects, co-generation of power in paper and sugar industry and so on.

2. Implementation of the Energy Conservation Act.

3. Creating awareness among the public to start adopting the Non conventional source of energy and thereby leading to conservation and savings.

4. Make arrangements and awareness among the masses to fight the increased rate of global warming.

5. To encourage the use of solar energy through the generation of solar power using REC mechanism, Utility Scale Solar Projects and roof tops.
With the introduction of New and Renewable Sources of Energy Policy-2012 (NRSE), private sectors also have been given the opportunity to participate in the development and promotion of renewable energy in Punjab. This has lead to great results in the field of renewable energy development in the state.

Important Contact Information:
Punjab Energy Development Agency
Address: Solar Passive Complex,
Plot. no. 1 & 2, Sector-33D, Chandigarh
Pin code :160020
Contact no: 0172-2663382,28
Fax: 0172-2662865

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority

PUDA was established in the year 1995 to bring about a balanced development in the urban sector and sub urban sector of the state. Its main purpose is to provide planned commercial, residential and industrial space. While making plans for development of the state emphasis is laid on latest technologies and various rules regarding town planning that needs to be followed.

Important Contact Information
Address: Puda Bhawan Sector- 62
SAS Nagar Mohali
Phone No: 0172-2215202
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://puda.gov.in/

Also Read: Services in Kapurthala | Services in Patiala | Services in Khanna | Services in Abohar | Services in Batala | Services in Jalandhar | Services in Moga | Services in Firozepur | Services in Ajitgarh | Services in Barnala | Services in Bathinda | Services in Hoshiarpur

Emergency Services in Punjab

Various Emergency Services in Punjab

To ensure that the residents as well as the tourists visiting the state of Punjab are safe, Punjab government has set up various emergency services such as Blood Banks, Punjab Police, Fire services, Ambulance services that are well equipped to take care of any emergency that may arise at any time of the day or night. 

Blood Banks in Punjab

Emergency Services in Punjab

Blood is called as the lifeline of humans. While undergoing operations lot of blood may be lost and in most of the cases blood externally needs to be given to the patient of the same blood group. This is when blood banks are approached. Blood Banks stores blood of almost all the groups and one can approach them in case of emergency to get the number of units of blood that is required. There are quite a number of blood banks in Punjab and also most of the hospitals have blood banks of their own. There are about 28 units for blood storage which have been set up in those hospitals which are under PHSC and there are 40 blood banks also.
Government Blood Banks in Punjab

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital Blood Bank, Amritsar. Ph-0183-2422937
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Hospital Blood Bank, Amritsar. Ph-0183-2422937
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Bathinda Ph-0164- 210262
Civil Hospital, Rampura Phul, Distt,Bathinda. Ph- 0164-2212221
Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital, Blood Bank, Faridkot , Ph- .0169-251111
Civil Hospital, Blood Bank, Kotkapura, District Faridkot. Ph- 01635-223306
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Fathegarh Sahib. Ph- 01763-232205
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Gurdaspur. Ph- 01874-240990
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Pathankot. Ph- 0186-2224905, 220180, 221637
Civil Hospital blood Bank, Hoshiarpur. Ph- 01882-2251701
Civil Hospital, Blood Bank, Dasuya, Hoshiarpur. Ph- 01883-285083
Civil Hospital, Blood Bank, Mukerian, Hoshiarpur. Ph- 01883-246927
Civil Hospital, Garshankar. Ph- 01886-290266, 225025
Civil Hospital Blood bank, Jalandhar. Ph- .0181-227560
Civil Hospital Blood bank, Phillaur, Distt. Jalandhar Ph- Ph.01826-222549, 223166
Civil Hospital, Blood Bank, Nakodar Distt. Jalandhar. Ph- 01821-220053
Civil Hospital blood bank, Kapurthala. Ph- 01822-233770, 233750 , 232254
Civil Hospital blood bank, Phagwara, Distt Kapurthala. Ph- 01824-228231
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Samrala, Distt.Ludhiana. Ph- 01628-262474
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Mansa. Ph- 01652-225100
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Moga. Ph- 01636-2204101
Civil Hospital, Muktsar. Ph- 01633- 262175
Civil Hospital, Banga, Distt. Nawan Shahar. Ph- 01823-260700
AP Jain Hospital blood bank, Rajpura (Patiala). Ph- 01762-225539
Civil Hospital, Blood Bank, Nabha, District Patiala. Ph- 01765-226361
Civil Hospital Blood bank, Anandpur Sahib (Ropar). Ph-01887-232193, 32672, 32671
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Tarn Taran, Distt. Amritsar. Ph-01852-222755
Civil Hospital Blood Bank, Patti, Distt. Amritsar. Ph-01851-244949

Non Government Blood Banks in Punjab

Anil Blood Bank, Amritsar. Ph-0183-2506053
Green Avenue Blood Bank,Amritsar. Ph-0183- 2563103
Adhalkha Hospital Blood Bank,Amritsar. Ph-0183-2225353
Gupta Hospital, Bathinda. Ph-0164-2217041
Dr.Anil Bhaghi Memorial Hospital Blood Bank. Ph-01632-220555
Sant Baba Rangi Ji Charitable Hospital, Hoshiarpur. Ph-01882-229547
Kidney Hospital Blood bank,Jalandhar. Ph-0181-2440252
SGL Charitable Hospital, Ph-0181-2481205-6
Mohan Dai Oswal cancer treatment & Research Centre,Ludhiana. Ph-0161-2676101
Satguru Pratap Singh Memorial Hospital, Ludhiana. Ph-0161-5037777

Fire Stations in Punjab

Fire Stations in Punjab

A fire can occur anywhere and can engulf buildings, street or homes anywhere and at anytime.
One should try to take all possible precautionary measures so that fire accidents can be prevented. There are quite a few fire stations all over Punjab which uses modern equipments and human resources to bring the fire under control and reduce it completely so that life and property is saved.

Fire Services in Punjab
Fire Station,Ludhiana, Ph: +(91)-161-2670101
Fire Station,Ludhiana, Ph: (91)-161-2531600
Fire Station,Ludhiana, Ph: +(91)-161-2600651
Fire Station,Jalandhar, Ph: +(91)-9872178668
Fire Fighting System Jalandhar, Ph: + (91)-181-2230625
Fire Station, Amritsar, Ph: +(91)-183-2566212
Fire Station, Amritsar, Ph: +(91)-183-2527000
Fire Station, Amritsar, Ph: +(91)-183-2551699
Fire Brigade Pathankot, Ph: 2220420, 2220101
Fire Brigade Batala, Ph: 240101
Fire Brigade Gurdaspur, Ph: 244659
Fire Helpline Number: 101

Punjab Police Services

Punjab Police

Formed in the year 1861, the main aim of Punjab police is detection as well as prevention of crime and maintenance of law and order and it has been successful in doing so with the dedicated police men of the state. Residents and tourist of the state can approach the police station in case of any help required from them.

Punjab Police has a very glorious history and despite facing many difficult specially during the British reign it made its mark in the Indian history even before independence and continues to do so till now. The state of Punjab is divided into four zones namely Patiala Zone, Border Zone, Bathinda Zone and Jalandhar Zone. There  are 24 Police districts presently in Punjab which is headed by SSsp. Apart from this it has five of Commandos battalions, seven battalion of IRB and eight battalions of PAP. The D.G.P is headquartered at the city Chandigarh.

A unique Emergency helpline number 181 which is operational 24*7 has been launched and this number can be used to register complains with regard to matters such as drugs, grievances against police or any crimes. The helpline number is also for woman, locals, senior citizens, and NRIs who might require help at any point of time. The number can also be used for getting any information, help or counseling on the above matters. It has been set up by the government of Punjab keeping in mind the safety of the people.

Punjab police has received many awards like Gallantary Award, Meritorious Award etc and reorganization during its 150 years tenure.
Remarkable Achievements of Punjab Police

1. Punjab police was involved during the migration of huge number of people during separation of India and Pakistan.

2. During the fifties it helped to control dacoit menace.

3. Naxalite violence during the period of sixties/seventies was controlled to a large extent by the Punjab Police.

4. Terrorism has been reduced to a large extent in Punjab with the aid of Punjab Police in which more than 20000 people lost their lives during the period 1981-1994.

5. Apart from the above Punjab Police still continues to provide their excellent service for the safety of the nation and also for the people of the nation.
Important Contact Information:
Emergency Contact Number: 100
Emergency Help line Number- 181
Central Control Room: 0172- 2740298/2740058
Website: https://www.punjabpolice.gov.in

Ambulance Services in Punjab

Emergency Services in Punjab

As part of "Emergency Response Services" that was launched in 3rd April 2011, anyone can dial the number 108 from any parts of Punjab and within sometime ambulance services will be provided  at the place of emergency without any charge. Apart from the above service that people of Punjab can avail one can also call the below mentioned numbers for ambulance in case of emergency:

Ambulance Services in Amritsar
Public Ambulance Services- +(91)-8054232604
Guru Ram Dass Hospital - +(91)-183-2553668, +(91)-9814960616
Kakkar Hospital - +(91)-183-2506015, 2210964
Udaan Trust Ambulance - +(91)-9592995929
Amandeep Hospital- +(91)-183-2400693
Dhawan Hospital - +(91)-183-2255950
Madaan Hospital - +(91)-183-2571789
Navkamal Hospital - +(91)-183-2276669

Ambulance Service in Bhatinda
Ambulance Sewa - +(91)-9417325364, 9888017068
Helpline Welfare Society - +(91)-9876761200, 9041330700

Ambulance Service in Jalandhar
Ambulence Service - +(91)-181-5002000, +(91)-9814085169
Orthonova Hospital - +(91)-9814644646
Central Hospital and Maternity- +(91)-181-2403441
Adarsh Hospital and Maternity- +(91)-181-2255003
Bedi Nursing Home - +(91)-181-2457832
Satyam Ambulance Services- +(91)-181-2258667
Ambulance Helpline - +(91)-181-2224366

Ambulance Services in Ludhiana
Monty Ambulance Service - 9855966321
Samvedna NGO - +(91)-9501500101
Manmeet Ambulance - 9814592598
Dr Bl Kapur Ambulances services- +(91)-161-2743053

Ambulances Services in Patiala
Janhit Samiti- +(91)-9417942323
Dedicated Brothers Group - +(91)-9803113425
Gian Chest Hospital - +(91)-9888278191
Naval Kishore Sanghi- +(91)-175-2218325

Disaster Management in Punjab

Natural disaster or disaster in any other form can strike at any time. Hence National Disaster Management Authority under government of India has been set up and which is also there in Punjab. Its main purpose is to lay down various policies and plans on disaster management. They are also engaged in providing relief and support during major disasters within the state, country and also providing relief and support to other countries as well. They also educate the masses about how to prevent or deal with disasters.

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