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About Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas is a small town in the rich and prosperous district of Jalandhar in the Indian state of Punjab. Located in the south western corners of the Jalandhar district, Lohian Khas is a block and the town is a Nagar Panchayat.

About Lohian Khas
Lohian Khas

Geography of Lohian Khas

Situated in the south-west corner of the district of Jalandhar, Lohian Khas shares its boundary on the east with Shahkot block. On the east it is accompanied by Kapurtala district and on the south by the Ferozepur district. To the north of Lohian Khas lies Sultanpur Lodhi Tehsil. The total geographical area of Lohian Khas block is 196.51sqkm and the total area of the town (urban) is only 4sqkm. The geographical location of the town of Lohian Khas is 31°09'51.2"N75°12'23.3"E. Lohian Khas, is situated on the plains and is surrounded by farmland. It lies to the south-west of the Jalandhar city at a distance of 43km, west of Ludhiana at 78km and north of the national capital of Delhi at a distance of 401km.

Administration in Lohian Khas

Administratively, Lohian Khas is a nagar panchayat and has been divided into 9 wards. There are a total of 2001 households in Lohian Khas (Urban). The Nagar Panchayat is the authority to impose and collect taxes from its residents. It is also responsible for the supply of water and construction of roads.
The Deputy Commissioner of the Jalandhar district is the executive head of the district administration and is a representative of the government. He also performs the duties as / of District Collector and District Magistrate.

Office of the Deputy Commissioner
District Administrative Complex
Jalandhar, 144001
http://jalandhar.nic.in/

Climate of Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas is situated in the plains and hence, the climate here is similar to that of the most of other places in the Jalandhar district. The climate in Lohian Khas can be described as dry and hot except for the three months of the south-west monsoon. The annual weather can be divided into 4 seasons with summer lasting from March to June, Monsoon from July to September. The period between October and November is considered as a period of transition, followed by winter, which sets in in later half of November and lasts until early March.

Population of Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas is a very small town, measuring only 4sqkm and has a low population count compared to other Nagar Panchayats in Punjab. As per the 2011 Population Census of India, the population of Lohian Khas Nagar Panchayat is 10,362 of which 5,398 are males while 4,964 are females. The child population (age 0 – 6) makes up for 1136 which is 10.96% of the total population. The Female Sex Ratio in the Lohian Khas Nagar Panchayat is quite higher at 919 than the state average of 895. The Child Sex Ratio, however is very low at 829, which is even lower than the state average of 846. The population of the Scheduled Castes in the Lohian Khas Nagar Panchayat is 2661 which is 25.68% of the total population of the Lohian Khas Nagar Panchayat. There is no population belonging to the Scheduled Tribes in the Lohian Khas Nagar Panchayat.

Tourism in Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas is a very small town and has no places of tourist interest up its sleeve. However some of the places frequented by the locals are religious sites such as Salaani Mata Mandir, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Peer Baba Ji Bohran Wale, Gurudwara Sahib, Josan Jathere. However if you are interested in doing a nature hike or want to experience the tranquility of nature, you can head to the Harike Bird Sanctuary, to the west of the town of Lohian Khas at a relatively short distance of 38km at the confluence of the rivers Beas and Sutlej. Harike wetland is the biggest of its type in the North India and houses a number of migratory birds of northern Asia, Pakistan, India and China and is a home to some of rare and beautiful bids of Asia.

Hotels in Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas is a very small town and does not hotels of repute to stay. If you are planning to visit the town of Lohian Khas, you could stay in the city of Jalandhar which has a number of hotels in every category. However, if you must stay near Lohian Khas, there are a couple of hotels in the neighbouring town of Nakodar. Yet, it is best to stay in Jalandhar and travel to Lohian Khas for a day trip.

Utility Services in Lohian Khas

As Lohian Khas is not a very developed town; in fact it is a very small town, as big as some of the villages in the region. Hence, it does not offer a variety of utility services. However, the visitors to the town can avail the following facilities in Lohian Khas.

Banks in Lohian Khas

In the development of the rural India, banks have played a major role, providing financial infrastructure for the micro economies. Although Lohian Khas does not have a great number of banks, some important banks have opened their branches in the town.

HDFC Bank Ltd.
Branch: Lohian Khas
IFSC Code: HDFC0001828
MICR Code: 144240952
Branch Code: 001828
Address: HDFC Bank Ltd., Jalandhar-Ferozepur Road Near Rest House
Phone: Not Provided

Yes Bank Ltd.
Branch: Lohian Khas
IFSC Code: YESB0000282
MICR Code: 144532903
Branch Code: 000282
Address: Ground Floor, Khasra No 351, Makhu Road, VPO - Lohian Khas, Dist Jalandhar, Lohian Khas - 144629
Phone No: Not Provided

Healthcare Services in Lohian Khas

For long, the rural India has been plagued with quality healthcare services but that scenario has been changing of late. Although there is no extensive healthcare infrastructure in Lohian Khas, there are two clinics where patients can avail primary health care. In case you need to visit the doctor, you could visit Parmod Nursing Home or the Government Public Hospital in Lohian Khas.

Postal Services in Lohian Khas

Lohian Khas remains on the periphery of modern utility services. The basic utility services are fairly sparse in the town. However, Indian Post has been here for a long time and caters to the needs of the people of this small town. There is also a transport and parcel booking service in Lohian Khas. Following are the details.

Indian Post
Post Office: Lohian Khas
Pin Code: 144629
Post Office Type: Not Provided
Division: Kapurthala
District: Jalandhar
Phone Number: Not Provided

Transport in Lohian Khas

The Nagar Panchayat of Lohian Khas is 43km south-west from the Jalandhar city. It can also be reached via Ludhiana, which is at a distance of 78km from Lohian Khas. Daily bus services ply between the nearby towns and Lohian Khas.

By Train : Lohian Khas Railway Station (LNK) is a junction and hence benefits from a good number of trains passing through. The railway station is in the town and is at a very short distance from the marketplace. Many passenger and long distance trains go via Lohian Khas Junction. The express trains include Jammu Tawi Bhatinda Express, Dhanbad Gangasutlej Express, Ahmedabad Jammu Tawi Express, Firrozpur Gangasutlej Express. It is connected by rail to the cities of Jalandhar and Ludhiana. The trains stop here for not more than 2 minutes.

Lohian Khas Junction
Address: Malsian Rd, Lohian Khas, Punjab 144629
Zone: NR/Northern
Division: Firozpur Cantt.

By Air : The nearest Airport to go Lohian Khas is the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport of Amritsar which is at the distance of 96km by road. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport is an international airport and is connected to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata as daily flights ply between these cities.

Lohian Khas at a glance

Country : India
State : Punjab
District : Jalandhar
Languages
• Official : Punjabi
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN : 144629
Railway Station: Lohian Khas Junction (LNK)



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