PATHANKOT-POST INDEPENDENCE

By Shreya → Friday, 28 April 2017
PATHANKOT is the meeting point of three states Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Its scenic location and the cultural heritage of the Rajputs have made this city a well frequented tourist spot. The city is surrounded by the Ravi and Chakki rivers and the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas.Its total area  is about 929sq.km.It is last but not the least city of punjab. There are low lying with slightly uneven topologies.



ECONOMIC GROWTH:
Pathankot's economy was based upon the timber trade. Good quality wood was transported from Himachal to Pathankot, where it was cut and distributed to various parts of northern India. In the early 1990s, however, the timber trade shifted to Jammu. Now, the main economy of Pathankot is based on stone crushing. Pathankot is situated in the foothills where the Chakki, Ravi and Beas rivers enter the plains and these rivers deposit boulders. There are more than 200 stone crushers in and around Pathankot.Apart from the natural drainage lines,the district possesses a fairly dense network of canals which irrigates most of the upland plain of pathankot district.There is also an initiative taken of harnessing and regularising the release of water from Ranjit Sagar Dam for generation of power.
After the liberalisation of the Indian economy, Pathankot emerged as a commercial center of wholesalers and distributors of consumer goods and services, catering to Himachal Pradesh, J&K and northwest Punjab.



TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:
BY MEANS OF AIR:
Pathankot airport is a civil airport.It is 3 km from the city and 7km from Pathankot railway station.It reserves national flights only.It connects to Delhi,Kullu and Ludhiana.


BY MEANS OF RAIL:
Pathankot Railway Station under A-category. Pathankot is a major railroad junction. Lines from Amritsar (2 hrs) and Delhi (8 hrs) merge here, and all services to Jammu (2 hrs) pass through. In addition to Pathankot station itself, there is a second station called Chakki Bank renamed Pathankot Cantt just 4 km away, which serves some express trains that do not stop in Pathankot station. Nowadays the majority of the Jammu trains stop only at Pathankot Cantt Railway Station and not at Pathankot Railway Station.


BY MEANS OF ROAD:
Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal Pathankot. It's close to the Pathankot Junction Railway station. Public buses to Dharamsala Dalhousie take 3–4 hours. while buses to Amritsar take 3 hours. Dalhousie famous destination for honeymoon couples is at just 80 km from Pathankot. The famous Hindu Pilgrimage Shri Vaishno devi is just 160 km from Pathankot. Chandigarh is 4–5 hours away. It is well connected with bus services from Punjab roadways, Haryana Roadways, Himachal Roadways J&K transport, and private AC volvo buses.
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