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Patna City

Patna Saheb/Patna Saheb
Neighbourhood
Patna City is located in Patna
Patna City
Patna City
Location in Patna, India
Coordinates: 25°35′10″N 85°11′4″E / 25.58611°N 85.18444°E / 25.58611; 85.18444Coordinates: 25°35′10″N 85°11′4″E / 25.58611°N 85.18444°E / 25.58611; 85.18444
Country India
StateBihar
MetroPatna
Government
 • BodyPatna Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • SpokenHindi, English (main official), Urdu and Punjabi (liturgical)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
800009, 800008, 800007[1]
Planning agencyPatna Regional Development Authority
Civic agencyPatna Municipal Corporation
Lok SabhaPatna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan SabhaPatna Sahib (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Patna City, popularly known as Patna Saheb or Patna Sahib, is a neighbourhood in Patna, Bihar, India. It is regarded as very sacred by the Sikhs in India.[2] The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born there. The Patna Saheb Gurudwara is considered to be one of the holiest of the five "Takhts" or seat of authority of the Sikhs. The place is named Harminder Takht though the Sikhs respectfully call it Patna Sahib. The famous Guru Gobind Sahib Gurudwara is an important shrine for Sikhs from all over the world.[3] Ashok Rajpath (road) connects Patna City to Patna.

Overview[edit]

Patna City is an old area of Patna. Patna City history belongs to Patliputra. Patna City comes under Patna Sahib (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[4] Bengali Colony, Jhauganj, Lodi Katra, Rambagh, Kali Asthan, Nehru Tola, Marufganj, Harmandir Gali, Bihar Mills Colony are major areas of Patna City. The main Guru Gobind road connects Patna Sahib Gurudwara and Patna City Chowk. Mangal Talab is a water body located here. Patna City has all sorts of facilities like schools, hospitals for its residents. Other than Sikh Religious center it has a number of Hindu Temples and Mosques. It has a number of Boarding and Lodging facilities around religious centers. Patna Ghat is the Ganga side Ghat flowing in north of Patna City. Today, Patna City is also a major trading centre.[5]

Major landmarks[edit]

  • Afshan Traders
  • Bal Leela, Maini Sangat
  • Bahari Begumpur(One of the historical place in the city)
  • Khanqah Emadia Qalandaria, Mangal Talab
  • Khanqah Munamia Hasania, Teeksaal Darguah
  • Railway Quarter, Patna City
  • Mangal Talab (talab means tank[6]), Named after the donor Late Shri Mangal Lal, a local landlord.
  • Kashmiri Bagh (graveyard)
  • Old Cemetery, Patna City
  • Jalla Area (Hanuman Mandir, Shani mandir)
  • Manoj Kamaleya Stadium, a small outdoor stadium at Mangal Talab.
  • Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Infant Jesus School[7]
  • ST. Annes high school[8]
  • Patna city central school
  • Little flower high school
  • Sudarshan central school
  • Arora international high school, Patna city[9]
  • St. Paul high school, Patna city
  • Jesus and marry academy, Patna city[10]
  • Marwari high school, Patna City (Government aided)
  • Patna city high school (Government aided)
  • Guru Gobind Singh boys school (Government aided)
  • Guru Gobind Singh girls school (Government aided)
  • Narayani kanya vidyalaya (Government aided)

College[edit]

Library[edit]

Hospital[edit]

Transport[edit]

Railways[edit]

It has its own railway station, known as Patna Sahib railway station. It is connected to many metropolitan cities of India by the Howrah-Delhi Main Line.

Patna City Bus Service[edit]

This service is started in 2018 by BSRTC 15 buses has been operational on these routes connecting 17 different locations between Gandhi Maidan and Patna City,three major railway stations, including the Patna Junction, Rajendra Nagar Terminal and Patna Sahib station, will be covered under the new route called ‘555’. The route has been named ‘555’ as a sign of respect for Panj Pyare — the five beloved ones of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. The 17 locations include Kargil Chowk, Biscomaun Bhawan, Dak Bungalow, Patna Junction, Chandmari Road, Kankerbagh Colony, Tiwary Bechar, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bahadurpur Gumti, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Kumhrar Park, Dhanuki Mor, Zero mile, Chhoti Pahari Mor, Tent City Mor, Mangal Talab Mor and Patna Sahib station. State transport minister Santosh Kumar Nirala and transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal has flagged off the buses from the Patna Sahib station. They will be available at an interval of every 10–15 minutes, starting from 7am till 9pm. Bihar State Road Transport Corporation had started city bus service on various routes of Patna and nearby. Almost 50 thousands passenger travels through city bus services across all routes. But as per the demands of the daily passengers it needs to bring new buses on all routes to enhance the quality and safety of the passengers.[13]

State government has also planning to upgrade current three wheelers (auto's) which are emitting CO2 on higher level due to petrol based engine to CNG operated auto's,they will be upgraded on government subsidy PPP partnership either exchanged or made petrol to CNG emission adaptable by installing P2G CNG kits. Currently electronic operated rickshaws (tuktuks) can be easily seen on the roads of Patna City.[14]

Police Stations[edit]

The following Police Stations of Patna Police serve this area:

  • Chowk Police Station
  • Deedarganj Police Station[15]
  • Khajekalan Police Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Details of Post Office PATNA CITY, PATNA pincode.net.in
  2. ^ Patna Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine thesikhencyclopedia
  3. ^ GURDWARA PATNA SAHIB PACKAGE TOUR
  4. ^ "Rural voters to help EC create awareness in towns".
  5. ^ Patna Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine traveladvisorindia
  6. ^ Sengupta, Nirmal (1 January 2007). Economic Studies of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge. Academic Foundation. p. 129. ISBN 978-81-7188-586-2. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Infant Jesus School Patna city". www.learningpoint.net. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  8. ^ "St Annes school patna city". www.stannespatnacity.in. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Arora International School". www.cbseaff.nic.in. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Jesus and Mary academy Patna city". www.eduvidya.com. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  11. ^ "oriental college patna city". www.orientalcollege.in. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Library will be developed". Prabhat Khabhar. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  13. ^ "15 new buses from Gandhi Maiden to Patna City now". Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  14. ^ "पटना में सभी ऑटो सीएनजी से चलेंगे". livehindustan.com (in Hindi). 14 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  15. ^ "News in Brief". Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved 28 November 2011.