Utility and Services in Kangra

Water Supply in Kangra

Although Kangra is a subdivisional town the utility and services available here is quite up to the mark. We will start our discussion on sanitation and water supply available in this temple town of Kangra.

Water Supply in Kangra

Municipal Council of Kangra is responsible for supply of drinking water within its jurisdiction. However, they are assisted in this work by both the state and central government. While the state government has approved number of plans, which aims to augment water supply to different places in Kangra District, the Central Government has approved a plan that aims at providing 24-hours water supply to this town. The estimated cost of this project is around 17.44 Crores and it is hoped that the work will be completed by end of 1014 or beginning of 2015. It is to be noted that the scheme has been planned keeping in mind the estimated demand of clean drinking water till 2045. 

The scheme will have a main storage tank of 22.50 lakh liters water capacity, 10 water tanks with 27.17 lakh liters water capacity and a collection tank with 14.23 lakh liters water capacity. The source of the water is going to be three tube wells located at Mata Kaa Baag, Jogipur and Polytechnic Kangra. However, all these are future plans. If you have any complains to make right now, you can do so at 01892-262-079

Sanitation in Kangra

Sanitation in Kangra is also given its due importation. It may not be out of place to note that it is not only Kangra, but whole of Himachal Pradesh is slowly moving towards total sanitation. In Kangra, the government has taken up different projects to ensure that the resident can lead a healthy life. Rs 4 crore has already been spent on zone I of Kangra sewerage scheme. Zone II will be completed in all respects by the end of 2014. Moreover, solid waste management also gets special priority in Kangra. The garbage is regularly collected from various parts of the town and the solid waste so collected is converted into fertilizers by the Municipal Council.

Electric Supply in Kangra

Electricity in Kangra is supplied by Himachal Pradesh State electricity Board. In case of any complain or enquiry one can call at 01892-265-044.

Postal Service in Kangra

The post office in Kangra is located near Old Bus Stand on the Dharamshala Road. This post office is branch post office and all kinds of services such as speed post, express parcel post, IMO (instant money order), business post, e-post and postal savings etc are provided by it. In case of any query you can call at 01892-265-029.

Courier Services in Kangra

The town also has a number of courier service providers. Following are the names and address details of those companies located in different parts of the town:

DTDC Courier Service
Main Market
City: Kangra
District: Kangra
Pin Code: 176001
Phone No: 93188-04329

First flight Courier Pvt. Ltd
Main Market
City: Kangra
District: Kangra
Pin Code: 176001
Phone No: 93185-07020

Madhur Courier Service
Opposite Bus Stand
City: Kangra
District: Kangra
Pin Code: 176001
Phone No: 98161-75111

Track On Couriers
City: Kangra
District: Kangra
Pin Code: 176001
Phone No: 1892-211-193,
Mobile No: 97368-70896

Track On Couriers

City: Kangra
District: Kangra
Pin Code: 176002
Phone No: 98053-46034

Gas Dealers in Kangra

Since LPG supplied in cylinders are the principal cooking medium in Kangra it is important to aware of different gas dealers in Kangra. Following are two of them:

Dinesh Indane Gas Service
Haridwar Gali
Near Tehsil Chowk
City Kangra
Pin Code: 176002
Phone No: 1892-264-554

Indane LPG Store
Shimla Kangra Road Main Road
Old Kangra
Pin Code: 176001

For further information you can also call at 1892-265-366

Petrol Pumps in Kangra

Following are the location and phone numbers of the petrol pumps located within Pin Code area 176001:

Jay Jagdambay Filling Station at Melwan
Phone Numbers: 1892-502-370
Mobile No:  98723-28717

Dhauladhar Service Station on Dharamshala Kangra Shimla Road
Phone No: 1892-265186 
Mobile No:  8679218403

Sanjay Filling Station at Ichchi
Phone No: 9418287597

Telecom and Broadband Services in Kangra

Just as in rest of the country, Kangra is well connected by different telecom and service providers. Among them, BSNL comes first. The exchange is located in the heart of the city off NH 88 near Industrial Estate. In case of any query or complain, one can contact the Customer Care at the following address
 
Customer Service Centre,
Telephone Exchange Building
Kangra-176 001
Tel. No.: 1892-260-020
Fax. No.: 1893-265-108
Working hours: 08.00 - 20.00

Other than the national telecom providers, most other private players are also present in this temple town.  However, most of them are represented by their agents, not directly by the company. These companies include Vodophone, Tata, Reliance, Airtel, Idea etc. In fact although Kangra is a small town, residents here enjoy most of the facilities enjoyed by citizens in bigger cities.

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