Digha, Patna

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Digha
Digha Ghat
दीघा घाट
Neighbourhood
Digha is located in Patna
Digha
Digha
Location in Patna, India
Coordinates: 25°38′28″N 85°5′26″E / 25.64111°N 85.09056°E / 25.64111; 85.09056Coordinates: 25°38′28″N 85°5′26″E / 25.64111°N 85.09056°E / 25.64111; 85.09056
Country  India
State Bihar
Metro Patna
Languages
 • Spoken Hindi, English, Urdu,
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 800011
800012
Planning agency Patna Regional Development Authority
Civic agency Patna Municipal Corporation

Digha (Hindi: दीघा) is a residential neighbourhood in Patna. The area is served by Digha PS under Patna Police. Digha is mostly known for the "Ghats" mean place near ganga river. Digha is also known for Rnet Software's (Software company located in Digha Bans Kothi), ITI college and WITI (Womens ITI) college. [1] It comes under Digha (Vidhan Sabha constituency).There is a colony named haripur colony. its very old colony but still not anyone knows about it. The JP Setu or Digha Rail-Road Bridge is started from Digha to Sonpur which is connecting Patna to Sonpur. Digha is now become the first destination for peoples who entered in Patna from other district of Bihar from Sonpur route.

History[edit]

Digha, during the British Raj, was a village and agricultural area in Patna. Digha was famous for its mangoes orchards, moreover, famous Mango variety Digha Malda, which is popular in Bihar and even outside the state, got its name from it.[2] In 1858, the Congregation of Christian Brothers established St. Michael's High School, Patna, the second oldest catholic institution in the city (now owned by the Jesuits). The school provided education to the children of Catholics, British expatriates and Anglo-Indians only. The major developments in the area took place after the 19th century, which helped spur high-density residential development in the locality.Digha was a forest ( jungle).

Developments[edit]

Digha bridge Halt

It has developed into a crowded residential colony of Patna; marked by residential houses and high raise apartments. Its nearness to western Patna, development of Gola road which connects it to Bailey Road, AIIMS-Digha Elevated Corridor and the proposed road on Ganga and the opening of Digha–Sonpur bridge[3] would provide easy access to the people.[4] Digha Bridge Halt connect the Patna Junction, Patliputra Junction and Sonpur station to Digha. The distance between the Digha-Sonpur bridge and this halt is around 2km.

Major Landmarks[edit]

Education[edit]

Popular Place in Digha[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicidal tendency growing among youth in Patna". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mango lost in mortar - Experts blame construction of buildings & rise in temperature for decline in quality". Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Work on Digha-Sonepur bridge in full swing". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bihar to have Metro Rail services soon". Hindustan Times. 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-11-13. [permanent dead link]