About Doraha

Doraha is a small Municipal town and one of the emerging towns in Ludhiana District of Punjab state. It is located just 16 kms away from headquarter city of Ludhiana and shares equally good proximity with Mohali and Chandigarh. Over last one decade or so Doraha town has witnessed slow and sturdy growth, clearly signifying untapped economic potential that this small town posses. Obviously this economic growth has largely hailed from its strategic location, which certainly will continue to play an important role even in coming decades.

About Doraha
Park in memory of S. Beant Singh Ji

Economy of Doraha

In past couple of decades Service sector has emerged as the major driving force in Doraha’s economy. Conducive factors like unabated growth of urbanization and proximity to industrial city of Ludhiana have lead to sustained growth of local Service sector. Coming to major players, then banking, healthcare and retail industries are main contributors to service sector. Besides, large pool of self employed people and local small entrepreneurs are also contributing immensely to growth of Service sector. Furthermore Industrial sector is also on rise in this part of Punjab. Doraha has quite a few medium and small scale industries that are performing well for local economy. Most of the industries operating in and around this town constitute largely of textile and agro based industries. Besides, Doraha is also witnessing study emergence of Bee keeping Industry, which is touted to generate lot of revenue and employment in coming years.

Lastly, mention of agricultural sector is just as much importance. Its importance may have been subsided over the decades, but still wields reasonable influence over local economy. This is to say sufficient number of local people here still own small farmlands or are engaged in minor as well as major agricultural activities.

Healthcare Services in Doraha

Decades of sustainable economic growth certainly has had reasonably positive impact on local healthcare services. Today there are comparatively more number of well equipped hospitals, including full fledged multi specialty hospitals in the town. Besides, today Doraha town is also blessed with good presence of Chemist shops and General clinics. All these conducive factors obviously augur well for patients of Doraha. They are continuously rest assured that most of their diseases/ailments will be very well treated and looked after. Equally important to note is that Doraha’s patients can also easily avail state-of-the-art healthcare services of Ludhiana city. Doraha’s patients have to travel for barely an hour or so to reach out to all multi specialty/ super specialty hospitals and other superior facilities of Ludhiana city. Doraha’s patients are indeed very fortunate that they live in such proximity of such superior healthcare services. Overall they have host of choices in front of them, especially on critical front of hospitals, which is indeed big relief and major boon.

Ludhiana Maternity Hospital and Ambulance
Address: GT Road, Near Hotel Classic Retreat, Doraha, Ludhiana- 141008
Phone no: (0161) 2743053, (0161) 2741114

Sidhu Hospital Pvt Ltd
Address: G T Road, Doraha, Ludhiana – 141421
Phone no: +(91)-1628-258815, +(91)-9814022094

Chemist Shops in Doraha

Dhanda Medical Store
Address: Near Soni Hospital, Arrhechan Colony, Doraha, Ludhiana – 141421
Phone no: +(91)-9464965394

New Charanjit Medical Hall
Address: Railway road market, Opp Bhangu hospital, Near State Bank of Patiala, Doraha, Ludhiana – 141421
Phone no: +(91)-1628-257633, +(91)-9814823733

Tourist Attractions in Doraha

Doraha Fort is one of the prime attraction of this part of Punjab. A great historical monument it is located on the outskirts of Doraha town. The fort was constructed by Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and therefore it has all the typical characteristics of Mughal architecture. Although today this brilliantly constructed Mughal fort is lying in absolute ruins, but nostalgic charm of fort is still intact and one can certainly feel it even today. Besides, the immense lush greenery that surrounds this historical fort can soothe anyone’s heart and mind. In fact it is lush greenery that makes people come here in abundance. So much so that today it is one of the most popular picnic spots among locals of Doraha town.

Banking Services in Doraha

As of today many only few banks are operating in and around Dorha in Punjab. Apart from reputed commercial banks, quite a few local cooperative banks and small micro finance companies are also serving here. Further enhancing choices of financial services for Doraha locals.

Bank of India
Address: Doraha, Guru Nanak Nat.College, Dist: Ludhiana, Doraha, 141421,
IFSC Code: BKID0006532
Phone no: 01628-257429

Address: Railway road, Doraha, dist. Ludhiana. 141421
IFSC Code: ICIC0000787
Phone no: not available

Corporation Bank
Address: B-4-875, G.T. Road, Doraha, Ludhiana – 141421
IFSC Code: CORP0002918
Phone no: not available

ING Vysya Bank
Address: Old Grain Market, Doraha 141421
IFSC Code: VYSA0008330
Phone no: not available

Oriental Bank Of Commerce
Address: Railway Road, Doraha, Punjab , 141421
IFSC Code: ORBC0100597
Phone no: 01628- 257236

Transportation in Doraha

Thanks to decent presence of auto rickshaws, Doraha town boosts a very reliable local transportation services. Auto rickshaws are very easily available in commercial and market areas of the town. Besides, Doraha is also very well connected to rest of Punjab via road as well as rail. Speaking specifically about rail services, then Doraha Railway station is very much centrally located and is therefore easily accessible. Although it is a very small railway station, but connects Doraha’s commuters to Amritsar and Ludhiana New Delhi cities. Also, it connects Doraha’s people to hordes of small villages/towns of Ludhiana and other adjoining districts. All in all, today Doraha’s commuters can easily travel anywhere – locally as well as to other parts of Punjab.

Doraha Railway Station
Station Code: DOA
Junction Name: Ambala Cantt Jn
RailWay Zone: Northern Railway
State Name: Punjab
District Name: Ludhiana
Taluk Name: Doraha

Doraha at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Ludhiana
Population (As per census 2011)
• Total: 25,385
• Official: Punjabi
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN: 141421
Vehicle registration: 55

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