Utility and Services in Hamirpur
Hamirpur, in spite of its potentials, has remained obscured for a long time. Utility and services available to the residents have never been at par with amenities available in bigger cities. May be that is because it indeed is a small town with a total area of 5.2 sq Km only. However, with its emergence as an educational hub, this sleepy town has suddenly undergone a positive change. Today different types of services are being offered to the inhabitants of this region by different agencies.
Water Supply and Sanitation in HamirpurHamirpur has a Municipal Council to look after its civic amenities such as water supply and sanitation. As per 2011 census the population density of the town was as high as 3,385.4 people per square kilometer. This makes the function of the Municipal Council all the more difficult. Yet, it is doing its best to accomplish all the tasks that it has been entrusted with. Let us mention a few basic services offered by the Municipal council:
- Drinking Water Supply: At present, water from Hathli Khad is being purified and stored in six reservoirs before being supplied to the town. However, the authorities plan to bring in water from River Beas to mitigate the shortage in water supply. Moreover, rain water preservation is also being encouraged.
- Sewerage and Drainage: The sewerage and drainage facilities are also being improved. A Solid Waste Management Project has been started at Dugneri village with the help of Norwegian Government. The project not only turns the solid waste into fertilizers, but also helps to keep the environment clean.
- Road Conditions: Roads are also being repaired or constructed as the case may be. Street lights are regular features of this town.
Electric Supply in HamirpurIn Hamirpur, the electricity is being supplied by Hamirpur Division of Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. The town is being fed from Bassi Power House and Dehar Power House through two 132 KV HT lines. Hamirpur is also connected with Inter State Power Grid System and may soon be joined with National Grid system.
Postal Service in HamirpurHamirpur has one Post and Telegraph office and three telephone exchanges. However, in view of rapid expansion of the city, one may expect opening of another sub-post office very soon. Besides courier companies like DTDC also have their branches at Hamirpur.
Media Services in HamirpurAll India Radio has a station at Hamirpur. It was commissioned on 16th February, 1994. It transmits different types of programs in Hindi as well as in Pahari. Frequency of its transmission is 101.8 Mhz. The area is also covered by FM radios as well as different national and local newspapers.
Telecom Service in HamirpurHamirpur is covered by all major telecom companies. Among them BSNL provides the most wide-ranging network. Services provided by other service providers such as Reliance, Vodafone and Airtel are also quite satisfactory.
Broadband Internet Service in HamirpurHamirpur Municipal area is adequately covered by 3G broadband services. As of today, only three companies are operating there. They are BSNL, Airtel, and Vodafone. Among them, Airtel and Vodafone offer only the 3G broadband service while BSNL provides EVDO Internet and FTTH Internet services along with 3G services.
Libraries in HamirpurHamirpur, though a very small town, boasts of a well stock public library. Located at Kohta in Hamirpur, it serves a wide range of public.
Banking Service in HamirpurFor its small size, Hamirpur has a large number of banks. Some of the nationalized banks are Allahabad Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce. Among them PNB and SBI has multiple branches in the town. Among the private banks, HDFC and ICICI are worth the mention.
Gas Connection Agencies in HamirpurHamirpur has two gas connection agencies. Among them, Hamirpur Gas Service is located in the Main Bazar. To contact the agent, one may dial 01972-222-30101972-222-301.
Or reach at:
Shaheed Surjeet Singh Gas Service
Shop No - 6
Ward No - 9.
To contact this agency, one may dial 01972-225-87001972-225-870.
Health Services in HamirpurThe town has one Zonal Hospital with two hundred beds, one Ayurvedic District Hospital, one Homeopathic Dispensary and five Civil Dispensaries to provide medical service to the residents and tourists alike. Beside these government run health centers, there are innumerable privately run nursing homes within the city limit.
Police Services in HamirpurIn Hamirpur, there is one police station, a control room and a police booth. In case of emergencies, one can call them at the following numbers:
Hamirpur Police Station - 01972-224-30601972-224-306
Police Control Room: 01972- 224-33901972- 224-339
Police Assistance Booth: 01972-222-81001972-222-810/222-341
Transport Services in HamirpurHamirpur is well connected by road not only to other parts of the province, roads within the city is also quite satisfactory. The transport service offered by various agencies is also commendable. Yet, because of the size of the town, no place is actually far enough and hence walking is still the most popular method. In fact, 47.84% of the population generally travels on foot while 8.7% uses two-wheelers and 5.91% uses four-wheeled light vehicles. The rest use bus services to reach their target.
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