About Banga

The municipal city of Banga is part of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district in Punjab. The city is also the headquarters of the district. Geographically much of Banga is part of Punjab Plain. This city of Punjab is home to many NRI families who often visit their homeland to partake in any special celebration. They are seen to visit the city and stay there for couple of days. There are many villages surrounding the city Banga. Many people from nearby areas come to the city for various purposes such as shopping, medical aid, visiting various sightseeing options and also because it is the place from where good connectivity is available to different parts of Punjab as well as the rest of India.

About Banga
Satyanarayan Temple in Banga

Demography of Banga

The population of the city Banga has been increasing rapidly over the years. It increased from 10212 in the year 1961 to 11885 in the year 1971. In the year 2001 when the census was conducted the population increased to 21809. The percentage of male population was 52%. 73% of female are literate whereas the percentage of male literacy was 79%. The average literacy of the city is 75% which is much higher than the national average literacy of 59.9%. The percentage of population under the age of 6 has been found out to be 6%.

Geography of Banga

The city of Banga is situated at an elevation of 237 m (778 ft). It experiences extreme climate. Summer months are very hot and dry with temperature as high as 43°C. Winter months are however comfortable and temperature dips down to 12°C. Winter starts from November and continue till February. The city also receives occasion rainfall in the month of July and August. Banga is located at a distance of 325 Km from the capital city of New Delhi. It is 104 Km from Amritsar, 100 Km from Chandigarh which is the state's capital and 1400 Km approximately from Mumbai. Situated in the north western part of the country one can get a view of snow clad Dhauladhar range from here. Banga is surrounded by Aur Thesil in South, Garhshankar Thesil in East and Mahilpur Thesil in North

History of Banga

The city of Banga was founded by Baba Gola Ji who was friend of Guru Gobind Singh . He was involved in cultivating the lands of Banga and was assured of any protection from invading force should the need arise by Guru Gobind Singh. He had one daughter and 3 sons. The decedents can still be found in the city. They own land in Banga and lived there for many years. The city is divided in three quadrants and named after the sons of Baba Gola ji. They are Patti Sagar gate, Patti Dall Singh Tungal gate and Patti Begh Singh Masanda gate.

Transportation in Banga

The Banga railway station belongs to Northern Railway and there are number of trains which halts here. Ludhiana is another major railway station near Banga. Jalandhar railway station is also located close by. This city is also connected via road to distant towns of Punjab. Several luxury buses are available for long as well as short distance travel that runs regularly between various places. Tickets can be booked in advance to get the seat that you desire. Banga does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is in Ludhiana which is located at a distance of 38 Km from the city of Banga. Private taxis and buses are available to reach Banga from the airport.

Healthcare Services in Banga

The health care needs of the people are well taken care of in Banga. There are various speciality and super specialty hospitals in Banga where experienced doctors with their skill and experience treat every patient with utmost care. There are various facilities such blood bank, ambulance, ICU, pathology labs and so on in almost all the hospitals in Banga. A comprehensive list of such hospitals in Banga have been provided below.

Rai Heart Hospital
Address: Mukandpur Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No: 01823 261160

Mahindra Hospital
Address: Mukandpur Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 265808

Dhir Hospital
Address: Mukandpur Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 264750

Seth Pratap Heary Centre
Address: Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 260602

Naveen General Hospital and Maternity Home
Address: Phagwara Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 501309

Cheema Hospital and Maternity Home
Address: Phagwara Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 263033

S B Scan Center and Nursing Home
Address: Happowal Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 260650

Karn Hospital and Maternity Home
Address: Heon Road , Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab
Phone No:01823 260274

Bans Hospital
Address: Heon Road, Banga, Nawanshahr, Punjab

Police Services in Banga

Police in Banga owes the responsibility of protecting law and order in the city. They play a very important role in ensure safety to the residents and those who are on a visit to this city. Banga which is a Thesil has a sub divisional magistrate and superintendent of police who device plans and polices for maintaining law and order of the city.

Office of Senior Superintendent of Police
Near Chandigarh Chowk Nawanshahr,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar 144514
Punjab - INDIA
Office : +91-1823-221023,226039
FAX : +91-01823-226763
Email: ssp.nsr.police@punjab.gov.in
Website: www.sbsnagarpolice.com

Entertainment Options in Banga

Like most of the cities, Banga also has several entertainment options for the residents of the city. There are several restaurents where you can go out with your family and friends and have a great time. Some of such restaurants where you can go has been listed below.

Sardar Restaurent
Address: Mukandpur Road, Banga, Punjab

Dimpy Restaurent
Address: Back side of Banga bus stand, Banga, Punjab

Anmol Palace
Address: Phagwara road, Banga, Punjab

Glassi Junction
Address: Garhshankar Road, Banga, Punjab

Red Chilly
Address: Railway Road, Banga, Punjab

Pizza Hot
Address: Main Road, Banga, Punjab.

You can even visit the cinema hall to catch on the latest Bollywood and Hollywood movies. Surya Cinema in Banga shows the latest movies that are released every Friday.

Surya Cinema
Address: 2nd Floor, R G Intenational Res, Mukandpur Road, Banga, Nawanshahr - 144505, Near Railway Crossing

There is no dearth of options when it comes to entertainment in Banga. You just need to explore the various options available.


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