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About Phillaur

The town of Phillaur lies in the Jalandhar District of Punjab, India. It is also an important railway joint on the boundary line of two cities, i.e. Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Earlier, it was the intersection point for Lohian city and Ferozepur. Phillaur was a chief market for timber during pre-partition period and the city is located on the River Sutlej which is a part of Sapt Sindhu River System, a group of seven rivers. During that time, the timber wood that was chopped among the higher areas of Shivalik Mountain Range was directly tossed into this river and afterwards gathered at this city for trading it onwards.

About Phillaur
Phillaur Fort

The city of Phillaur is also the hometown of the ancient scholar Sharda Ram Phillaur who actually wrote the well known Hindu hymn Jai Jagdish Hare during 1870s. Here in Phillaur there is a memorial made in the memory of this great writer. So, there are plenty of things to know about Phillaur city in Punjab.

History of Phillaur

The city was given this name by a Sanghera Jut known as Phul and he gave the name Phulnagar to this town previously. The Naru Rajputs were ordered to invade this town by Rai Shahr and later they seized the town when Rai’s son Ratan Pal went way from Mau and moved to Phillaur. In the reign of Sher Shah Suri (1540-1545 A. D.), a sarai or a lodge was constructed at Phillaur with the aim of business as well as military use. This Sarai was later restored by Mughal Ruler Shahjahan (1627-1657 A. D.) in order to employ it as a Postal Office or Dhak Ghar as well as an Army Camp. Following the Treaty of Amritsar which was done in 1809 among Ranjit Singh and the British East India Company, this turned out to be a border post for the Lahore Kingdom of Ranjit Singh. This was reserved and handled by Raja Dhanpat Rai who was also the Munshi or accountant for the areas under the River Sutlej which actually later came under the Ludhiana town (created as an army cantonment by British during 1842). Later this Sarai was changed into a fort for the purpose of a station. Currently, the fort is known as Ranjit Singh Fort and is employed as a Police Training Academy or PTA. This police academy’s Finger Print Bureau was made in 1892 and is one of the ancient institutions of this area.The railway station of Phillaur stands today but is not serviceable and purposeful. Phillaur is on the National Highway 1 - NH. 1 of conventional Grant Trunk Road also called as G.T. Road or the Sher Sha Suri Marg. The real G.T. Road goes through this city and the ancient pathway of this road is currently present and is adjacent to the railway bridge which passes through the city of Ludhiana.

Demography of Phillaur

Phillaur town possesses a total population of 22,228 inhabitants in which males are 54% and females constitute 46% of the entire populace according the reports of census 2001 of India. The city has an average literacy rate of 28% which is precisely lower than the India’s national average literacy rate of 59.5%; there are 24% literate males and 33% educated females in the city. Moreover, the population of children below the age of 6 years is 11% of the whole masses. Some of the villages that come under the Tehsil of Phillaur are Shahpur, Bachhowalï, Akalpur, Apra, Atta, Atti, Sailkiana, Asapur, Bilga, Mao Sahib, and Bara Pind.

Banking Services in Phillaur

The administration of Phillaur has been quite efficient in providing the town with a better banking infrastructure as presently there are 26 known and reputed banks situated all over the city and serving the locals for their saving and loan related needs. These banks are available with facilities like savings accounts, recurring deposits, fixed deposits, etc. and also give education, business and home loans to those in need. The presence of these banks makes the banking infrastructure quite developed here.

Bank Name: HDFC Bank
IFSC Code: HDFC0001421
MICR Code: 144240702
Address: Punjab Police Academy, Old Gt Road, Phillaur - 144410, Punjab
Contact: Tel: 01826-500340, Fax: 01826-500430

Bank Name: ICICI Bank
IFSC Code: ICIC0000786
MICR Code: 144229702
Address: ICICI Bank Ltd., Sukhdev Engineering Industries Ltd., Talwan Road, Phillaur, Dist. Jalandhar-144410
Contact: Vivek Bhargav 01826-500154, 01826-500153, 0-9888037047

Bank Name: Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
IFSC Code: ORBC0100647
Address: 60, Dana Mandi, Phillaur, Punjab- 144410
Contact: 1826-221600

Bank Name: Punjab National Bank (PNB)
IFSC Code: PUNB0038400
MICR Code: 144024702
Address: Phillaur Main, Punjab- 144410
Contact: 01826-222521, 222698 L K Sood

Bank Name: Punjab National Bank (PNB)

IFSC Code: PUNB0352200
MICR Code: 144024703
Address: Dana Mandi, Phillaur, Punjab- 144410
Contact: 01826-22576 Karnail Singh

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0000698
MICR Code: 144002111
Address: Jalandhar, Punjab
Contact: 01826-222527/225378/222234 IP-401526

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0004949
MICR Code: 144002703
Address: Jalandhar, Punjab
Contact: 01826-222150/221434 IP-401551

Bank Name: State Bank of Patiala (SBP)
IFSC Code: STBP0000594
MICR Code: 144007702
Address: Nawashahr Road, Near Courts, Distt Jalandhar
Contact: O1826-222989, 222787 (FAX)

Bank Name: Punjab and Sind Bank
IFSC Code: PSIB0000394
Address: Near Court, Phillaur, Distt Jalandhar, Punjab 144410
Contact: 01826-222129

Bank Name: UCO Bank
IFSC Code: UCBA0001323
MICR Code: 144028702
Address: Ranjitgarh Ranjitgarh
Contact: 01826-222485

Bank Name: UCO Bank
IFSC Code: UCBA0000559
MICR Code: 144028753
Address: V & P.O Partabpura, Tehsil Phillaur
Contact: 01826-233174

Bank Name: Bank of India (BOI)
IFSC Code: BKID0006415
MICR Code: 144013702
Address: Bank of India, Phillaur Branch, Noormahal Road, Phillaur 144410, Distt Jalandhar
Contact: 01826-220221

Bank Name: Punjab and Sind Bank
IFSC Code: PSIB0020933
Address: Goraya, G.T. Road, Tehsil Phillaur, Punjab
Contact: 01826 222129

Bank Name: Axis Bank
IFSC Code: UTIB0001279
MICR Code: 144211751
Address: Ground Floor, Khata No. 287/352, 353, Khasra No.1182/355, 1183/355, Municipal No. B - 8/48, Village Ramgarh, Nurmahal Road, Phillaur, Dist. Jalandhar, Punjab -144410
Contact: (01826) 502481/ 82/ 83 (01826) 502485

Bank Name: Allahabad Bank
IFSC Code: 144010702
MICR Code: 144010702
Address: 372, Grain Market, Phillaur, District Jalandhar, PIN: 144 410, Punjab
Contact: Sanjay Sharma, Chaman Lal, 01826-220240

Bank Name: Canara Bank
IFSC Code: CNRB0003611
MICR Code: 144015303
Address: Canara Bank, VPO Gurkha - 144 632, Tehsil: Phillaur, Dist: Jalandhar (Punjab)
Contact: 01826-268230

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0014718
Address: State Bank of India, Rural CPC, Phillaur, Distt. Jalandhar, Punjab 144410
Contact: 9878359629

Bank Name: Andhra Bank
IFSC Code: ANDB0001833
MICR Code: 144011452
Address: Opp Mahai Hospital, G.T Road, Goraya, Jalandhar DT

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda (BOB)
Address: V & PO Dholeta, Block Phillaur, Punjab- 144418
Contact: 9465957524

Bank Name: Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0284290
Address: CBI, Bundala Branch, Near Civl Hospital, Village Bundala, City- Tehsil Phillaur, Dist-Jalandhar, STD Code-01826, Contact Person - Mr. Umang Kumar, Phone No. 8146705674 / Land Line- 01826-280595
Contact: 1826280595

Bank Name: Corporation Bank (CorpBank)
IFSC Code: CORP0001639
MICR Code: 144017502
Address: Talwan Road, Phillaur, Dist Jalandhar, Punjab
Contact: 01826-220327

Bank Name: Axis Bank
IFSC Code: UTIB0002128
MICR Code: 144211602
Address: Ground Floor, Main Village Road, Mowai, Tehsil Phillaur, Distt. Jalandhar, Punjab- 144601
Contact: 9855098633

Bank Name: Axis Bank
IFSC Code: UTIB0002139
MICR Code: 144211503
Address: Ground Floor, Village Sailkiana, Tehsil Phillaur, Distt. Jalandhar, Punjab, PIN 144419
Contact: 9878521115

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0016306
Address: NRI Phillaur Branch, Nurmahal Road, Phillaur, Distt. Jalandhar, Punjab - 144410
Contact: 8146658204

Bank Name: Capital Local Area Bank
IFSC Code: CLBL0000026
MICR Code: 144545502
Address: Prithvi Tower, Near Bus Stand, G.T. Road, Phillaur -144410, Distt. Jalandhar
Contact: 0182-6500444

Bank Name: Canara Bank
IFSC Code: CNRB0005386
Address: Canara Bank, Nurmahal Road, VPO Mawai, Tehsil Phillaur, Dist Jalandhar

Healthcare Services in Phillaur

Similar to the adequate banking infrastructure of the city, the healthcare network of Phillaur is also developing and presently is quite satisfactory for the locals. There are numerous hospitals in the city including both private as well government owned. And these hospitals are always there for fulfilling the medical requirements of each and every individual of the city. The administration is also planning to construct some more hospitals in Phillaur and hopefully this too will be done by the upcoming years. Below, we have given is the list of hospitals located all around the city.

Mahal Hospital
Address: G. T. Road, Goraya, Jalandhar - 144409
Contact: + (91)-1826-260422, 260421

City Centre Charitable Hospital
Address: Nurmahal Road, Phillaur, Phillaur, Jalandhar - 144410
+ (91)-9814038992

Major Mission Hospital
Address: Phillaur, Jalandhar - 144410, VPO Nagar
+ (91)-9872101978, 9815673323, + (91)-1826-238026, 238826

Rama Bone & Joint Hospital
Address: New Abadi Nagar, Phillaur, Jalandhar - 144416
+ (91)-9888668543, + (91)-1826-238342, 320385, 645004, 320291

Arora Nursing Home
Address: Puraana Bazar, Phillaur, Punjab 144410

Globe Hospital
Address: Near Dana mandi, Timber Market, Phillaur, Punjab

Maingi Memorial Hospital
Address: Noor Mahal Road, Noor Mahal Gurdwara, Phillaur, Punjab

Agnihotri Hospital
Address: Near State Bank of India, Madhura Puri Mohalla, Phillaur, Punjab

Ghai Hospital
Address: Near Duserhra Ground, Nai Abadi Mahalla, Phillaur, Punjab

Garg Hospital
Address: Near Mahal Road, Ravi Das Nagar, Phillaur, Punjab

Civil Hospital
Address: Civil Hospital Road, Takhat Gard, Phillaur, Punjab

Civil Hospital
Address: Phillaur, Punjab

Deep Child General Hospital
Address: Civil Hospital Road, Takhat Gard, Phillaur, Punjab

Gupta Nursing Home
Address: Civil Hospital Road, Takhat Gard, Phillaur, Punjab

Safety and Security in Phillaur

Phillaur being under the Jalandhar district, the police department is also a part of the district administration and handles the duty of maintaining a strict law and order in the city. Phillaur police is well proficient in providing a safe environment all around the Tehsil of Phillaur. The credit of the decreasing crime rate must be given to them as currently only some small and non-piteous crimes happen here and the police do their best to handle them successfully.

Phillaur Police Station
Address: Puraana Bazar, Phillaur, Punjab 144410

Transportation in Phillaur

Being located on the National Highway 1 (NH 1), Phillaur is directly connected to some major cities of the country like Delhi. Also, since the railway station of Phillaur is not currently working so the nearby and major railway station is Ludhiana Railway Station which is just 16.8 km from the city and a taxi will take you to Phillaur from the railway station. Moreover, the nearest airport to Phillaur is Ludhiana Airport which is situated at a distance of 20 km from the city and the major airport from here is Chandigarh Airport as well and is 103 km away and offers domestic and international flights. For travelers nearby to this town, there are many regular buses that are available from Chandigarh and other nearby cities of Phillaur.

Phillaur at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Jalandhar
Geographical Coordinates: 31.03°N 75.78°E
Average Elevation: 234 metres (767 feet)
Official Languages: Punjabi
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN: 144410
Telephone code: 1826
Vehicle registration: PB 37

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