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About Lakhanpur

Lakhanpur is a town that belongs to Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is sited at a distance of 6 km away from its district Headquarters Lakhanpur and 341 km away from state capital Srinagar. The town is located on the border of its neighbouring Punjab district which forms the town as an entrance of its state from Punjab. Since the town forms the state entrance it has few toll gates which earn a lot of income for Jammu and Kashmir. The town exactly from the Modhopur Ravi Bridge and it also lies very close to the banks of River Ravi. Lakhanpur is one of the very less populated towns in Jammu and Kashmir but well developed in its infrastructure. Dogri, Urdu, Hindi and English are the most spoken language of the town. The town is also very popular for Durga Mandhir.

Geography of Lakhanpur

Geography of LakhanpurLakhanpur is elevated at a height of 396 m above sea level and it has its coordinates at 32.410561° North latitude and 75.614403° East longitude. River Ravi flows towards the South of the town. The town is sited on the foothills of Sivalik Mountain towards its East. Lakhanpur is bounded by Chak Lachhman and Maroli in the North, Rakh Jahfar in the East, Jagat Pur and Chak Gota in the South and Chak Luden in the West. River Magar Nala flows very close to the town towards its North West. The town is very close to the borders of Gurdaspur district towards its East.

Localities nearby Lakhanpur

The cities sited nearby Lakhanpur town are Sujanpur at 11 km away, Pathankot at 20 km away and Dinanagar at 31 km away. The Taluks that are located close to Lakhanpur are Barnoti at 10 km away, Sujanpur at 12 km away and Narot Jaimal Singh at 12 km away. The districts that lie close to the town are Gurdaspur at 45 km away, Samba at 49 km away and Chamba at 68 km away.

Demography of Lakhanpur

As per 2011 census the town has a total population of 3461 out of which male constitutes 2250 and female constitutes 1211. The town comprises of 618 houses. The density of population in Lakhanpur is 4777 person in inch per sq km in an area of about 0.74 sq km. The population growth in Lakhanpur is recorded as + 8.04 % per year since the last census of 2001. The town has a total number of 356 children between the age group of 0 to 6 years which is nearly 10.29 % of the total Lakhanpur population.

The sex ratio in the town is recorded as 538 female out of 1000 male. The child sex ratio in the town is recorded as 703 girls out of 1000 boys. Both the sex ratios are very low when to the average Jammu and Kashmir sex ratios of 889 and 862. 

The total number of literates in the town is recorded as 2877 i.e. 92.66 % of the total town population which is very much higher than the average Jammu and Kashmir literacy rate of 67.16 %. Out of which male literates constitute 1946 i.e. 95.35 % and female literates constitute 931 i.e. 87.50 %. Out of the total town population nearly 584 people are recorded as illiterates. 

The total number of people employed in the town is recorded as 1698 out of which male constitutes 1578 and female constitutes 120. Out of the total working population nearly 96.35 % are engaged in main work and the rest of 3.65 % are engaged in marginal work. Out of the total town population nearly 3.61 % of people belong to Schedule Caste and 3.12 % of people belong to Schedule Tribe.

Tourist Places nearby Lakhanpur

The town is located amidst many popular tourist destinations like Pathankot in Punjab at 21 km away, Gurdaspur in Punjab at 50 km away, Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh at 87 km away and Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh at 111 km away. 

Administration in Lakhanpur

Lakhanpur constitutes a municipal committee or a notifies area committee which comprises of 7 wards for which elections are held once in 5 years and 7 ward members are elected to form a local self-government in Lakhanpur. Lakhanpur comes under Kathua Tehsil of its district and the town operates under Jammu administrative division of its state. 

Lakhanpur comes under Kathua Lok Sabha constituency and the current MP of Lakhanpur is Shri Rajiv Jasrotia.  Lakhanpur belongs to Kathua Vidhan Sabha constituency and the current MLA of Lakhanpur is Shri Charanjit Singh.

Transport in Lakhanpur

Lakhanpur being the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir form Punjab is very strong in its transport system. The national highway NH 1A or NH 44 (new number) runs through the town from its East to West. The NH 1A which connects Punjab with Jammu and Kashmir links Lakhanpur with major cities like Jalandhar, Srinagar, Pathankot and Uri. Petrol Pumps, restaurants, ATMs are sited on the NH 1A apart from toll plazas. The neighbouring localities that NH 1A connects Lakhanpur are Rakh Jahfar, Madhopur, Bheri Bazurg, Ferozepur Kalan, Gazi Barwan and many more. NH 1A is the busiest roadways in Kathua district and traffic is the big concern in travelling in this route exactly towards Punjab to Lakhanpur entrance.

Lakhanpur Bye Pass is yet another major roadways in the town emerging from the NH 1A.
The town doesn’t own an airport or a railway station. The airports sited close to the town are Pathankot airport at 25 km away and Gaggal airport at 80 km away. The nearby major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station at 80 km away. The other nearby railway stations are Kathua railway station at 3 km away and Madhopur Punjab railway station at 8 km away.

Banks in Lakhanpur

The Jammu & Kashmir bank and the Punjab National bank operates in the town which offers beneficial schemes for its customers.

J&K Bank
Address: Bank Building, Main Road
Lakhanpur, Jammu & Kashmir - 184152
Phone no.: 1922-285027

Punjab National Bank
Address: Lakhanpur, Jammu & Kashmir - 184152
Phone no.: 1922-285033, 18001802222, 18001032222

Regional Passport Office for Lakhanpur

Jammu passport office is the regional passport office for Lakhanpur jurisdiction where Lakhanpur citizens can apply their passports.

Jammu Passport Office
Address: Aquaf Trust Building
Gandhi Nagar
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir-180004
Phone no.: 0191-2451085
Landmark: Opposite Gandhi Nagar Hospital

Petrol Pumps in Lakhanpur

The Bharat petrol pump in the town provides fuel for the vehicles running through Lakhanpur.

Bharat Petroleum
Address: Lakhanpur, Jammu and Kashmir- 184152
Phone no.: 01922 285 072    

Fast Facts about Lakhanpur

State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Kathua
Latitude: 32.410561° North
Longitude: 75.614403° East
Altitude: 396 m
STD Code:  01922
Pin Code: 184152
Local Language:  Dogri, Urdu, Hindi and English

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