Digha, Patna

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Digha

Digha Ghat
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
CountryIndia
StateBihar
MetroPatna
Languages
 • SpokenHindi, English, Urdu,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
800011
800012
Planning agencyPatna Regional Development Authority
Civic agencyPatna Municipal Corporation

Digha 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 (Women's ITI) college.[1] It comes under Digha (Vidhan Sabha constituency). There is a place called Digha Ghat Chauhatta and a colony named Haripur colony. The JP Setu or Digha Rail-Road Bridge is started from Digha to Sonpur which connects Patna to Sonpur. This is the resident place of an international repute poet namely Tapeshwar Prasad Yadav. Digha has now become the first destination for people 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). The second oldest Indian railway line was located at Digha, after the Bombay-Thane railway line.

Developments[edit]

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 2 km.

Landmarks[edit]

Education[edit]

Popular Place in Digha[edit]

  • Digha Haat (vegetables market)
  • ITI Campus
  • WITI (Women's ITI)
  • Ghats (near JP Setu)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicidal tendency growing among youth in Patna". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Bihar to have Metro Rail services soon". Hindustan Times. 18 September 2011. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2011.