About Bhikhiwind

Bhikhiwind is a small census town located in newly formed Tarn Taran District of Punjab state. The town is popularly referred to as ‘border city’, owing to its proximity to India-Pakistan border. But on ground reality it is its proximity to many prominent cities of Tarn Taran District and other prominent cities of Punjab state that counts a lot. It lies near to headquarter city of Tarn Taran, Patti, Goindwal sahib, Amritsar and few other important cities of Punjab state. All these benefit people of Bhikhiwind who can visit the nearby town.

About Bhikhiwind
Bhikhiwind

History of Bhikhiwind

From Sikh religion’s point of view Bhikhiwind town and also rest of Tarn Taran region is one of the historical as well as sacred regions. That’s because Tarn Taran region is founded by Shri Arjan Dev Ji, who was fifth Sikh Guru in Sikh religion. He founded this region by laying the foundation of Gurudwara Sri Darbar Sahib in Tarn Taran. This sacred gurudwara still exists in the very heart of the Tarn Taran town. From Bhikhiwind town this sacred gurudwara is not located very far away. Understandably people of Bhikhiwind town are very affectionately associated with this sacred Gurudwara, and do take part in many religious affairs.

Economy of Bhikhiwind

Just is the case with economy of every promising small town today, Bhikhiwind economy too is largely driven by its nascent and small Service sector. Important players in Bhikhiwind’s Service Sector are banking sector, hospitality sector, healthcare and retail sector. There is absence of MNC’s or private companies in this town. Industrial sector and agricultural sector has an indirect influence over local economy of this town. Speaking specifically about Industrial sector, then reason for its indirect influence is owing to the fact that there are literally no industries in this small town but there are quite a few in its adjoining town. Significant numbers of Bhikhiwind’s locals do work in all these industries.

Healthcare Services in Bhikhiwind

If there is any one area of Bhikhiwind town that stands to benefit a lot from prominent cities like Amritsar then it is surely healthcare services. The capital city of Amritsar has more than ample number of multi specialty and advanced hospitals where every year hordes of Bhikhiwind’s patients are successfully treated. Most of these patients mostly suffer from complicated and life threatening diseases, which are impossible to cure in many of this small town lacking medical infrastructure.Now touching on more basic services like chemist shops and general clinics, then they fortunately these basic services do have wider presence in this town. Ensuring that local people are easily able to fulfill all their general healthcare needs.

Hospitals near Bhikhiwind

Smt Paarvati Devi Hospital
Address: A Block, Ranjit Avenue, Opposite Red Cross Bhawan and adjoining A Block Market, Amritsar – 143001
Phone no: +(91)-183-5096602

K D Hospital
Address: 7, Circular Road, Near Govt. Medical College
Amritsar Bus Stand, Amritsar – 143001
Phone no: +(91)-9779708887, +(91)-9815566677

Hartej Hospital
Address: A 290-292, Ranjeet, Avenue Block A, Amritsar - 143001
Phone no: +(91)-183-2503613, +(91)-9779190367 .

Safety and Security in Bhikiwind

Criminals have never enjoyed any kind of free hand in this small town. We get clear vindication of this fact through low crime rates that exist in this border town. A huge credit for this stable law and order situation surely and ought to go to Bhikhiwind’s local police station. This is because without their continuous vigilance this town would not have become as peaceful and stable as it has become today. The local police station is very much centrally located and is therefore very easily accessible to all its local people.

Sr. Superintendent of Police, Tarn Taran
Address: Near Civil hospital, Amritsar Road, Tarn Taran, Pin:-143401
Phone No (Ofice): 95929-14300
01852-226500
Phone No (Resi): 01852-226200
Fax: 01852-224100
Email : ssptarntaran@gmail.com
Website : http://www.tarntaranpolice.com

SI, Bhikhiwind
Phone No.: 01851-272024    
Mob: 87250-09711, 99155-33030

Banking in Bhikhiwind

Today many commercial banks are operating in and around Bhikhiwind town. These numbers certainly looks very impressive, especially when you consider that Bhikhiwind is immensely small town. Adding further to these impressive numbers are small local cooperative banks and small micro finance companies. The overall picture and gist that we get from above brief information is that today Bhikhiwind town has pretty robust and efficient banking services. These services have unarguably become major boon for its local customers today.

HDFC Bank
Address: Amritsar Road Tehsil Patti, Dist - Tarntaran Pin 143303
IFSC Code: HDFC0002297
Phone no: Not available

Axis Bank
Address: Gorund floor, Amritsar Khemkaran road, Bikhiwind, Tehsil.patti, Dist. Tarn taran, Punjab Pin 143303
IFSC Code: UTIB0001475
Phone no: 01851) 510181/ 82/ 83/ 84

Central Bank Of India
Address: Main Road, Bhikhiwind, , Dist - Tarn Taran, Punjab – 143303
IFSC Code: CBIN0280343
Phone no: 01851-272038

Punjab And Sind Bank
Address: Bhikhiwind, Patti Road, Tehsil - Patti, Distt.Tarn Taran:143303
IFSC Code: PSIB0020984
Phone no: 0183-5018823

Transportation in Bhikhiwind

Although there is still lot of improvement to be done on transportation but current facilities are surely much better than they were in the past. This improvement is most visible through increased number of auto rickshaws that are today plying across this town. Owing to which local commuters today can travel much more easily to different parts of the town. The town of Bhikhiwind is connected via road to almost all parts of Tarn Taran District. Besides, through road it is also very well connected to all neighboring districts like Amritsar and Kapurthala District. Bhikhiwind town though does not have a railway station of its own. Its local people have to depend on nearby railway stations like Patti Railway Station and Amritsar Railway Junction to travel via train to other parts of Punjab. Amongst these two stations Amritsar Railway Junction is one of the important junctions of Punjab state and hence is connected to many important cities across India. Proximity to such an important junction obviously proves more than handy for commuters of Bhikhiwind town.

Bhikhiwind at a glance

Country : India
State : Punjab
District : Tarn Taran
Languages
• Official: Punjabi
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)


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