Punjab Transport

Routes

  • Sangli – Amritsar
  • Sangli – Ludhiana
  • Sangli – Pathankot
  • Sangli – Ambala

History of Punjab

Punjab is one of the well-developed states of India in all fields. The total area of Punjab is around fifty thousand sq km and it also has an excellent infrastructure. Punjab is famous for its excellent road networks and availability of various modes of transport like taxis, buses, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws. Easy availabilities of these transportation modes help the tourists visiting the state and also locals. Road and rail transport forms the bulk of transportation in the state. There are numerous national and state highways passing through the state. Apart from this, the intercity trains make daily commuters life very comfortable. Land transport covers all the land-based transport systems that provide for the movement of the peoples, goods and services. Land transport plays a vital role in linking communities to each other. Land transport is the key factor in urban planning. It consists of two types which are road and rail. Private transport is only subject to the owner of the vehicle, who operates the vehicles themselves.

For public transport, operations are done through private enterprise or by governments. The infrastructure and vehicles may be owned and operated by the same company, or they may be operated by different entities. Traditionally, many countries have had a national airline and national railway. Since the 1980s, many of these have been privatised. International shipping remains a highly competitive industry with little regulation, but the ports can be owned.

Amritsar is linked with Sikhism and its history. Amritsar was historically known as Ambarsar. Amritsar means “Pool of the Nectar of Immortality”. It is one of the major cities of Punjab state. This city was founded by Guru Ram Das. The city houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht as well as the Sikh parliament. The rich and beautiful monuments have made Amritsar an ideal destination.

Ludhiana stands on the Grand Trunk Road of Delhi to Amritsar. It is no Punjab’s most populated and very rapidly growing metropolitan city. Ludhiana is said to be the largest city in Punjab, area wise. Also, it is one of the major industrial centres in northern India.

Pathankot is the capital of the Pathankot district. The name Pathankot was derived from Pathania Raja who was Nurpur’s king. Pathankot is the fifth most popular city in Punjab. The history of Pathankot can be traced back to the ancient period of Mahabharat.

Ambala city was founded by Amba Rajput in the 14th century. It gets its name from the words “amba wala”, which translates to ‘Mango village’, referring to the mango groves in the city.

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