Beas City

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Beas is a riverfront town in the Amritsar district of the Indian state of Punjab. Beas lies on the banks of the Beas River. Beas town is mostly located in revenue boundary of Budha Theh with parts in villages Dholo Nangal and Wazir Bhullar. Beas railway station is located on the boundaries of beas . And Budha Theh is a census town in Baba Bakala tehsil of Amritsar district.[2]

Beas
town
Beas is located in Punjab
Beas
Beas
Location in Punjab, India
Beas is located in India
Beas
Beas
Beas (India)
Coordinates: 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51655°N 75.28897°E / 31.51655; 75.28897Coordinates: 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51655°N 75.28897°E / 31.51655; 75.28897
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictAmritsar
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi (Gurmukhi)
 • RegionalPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
143201[1]
Vehicle registrationPB 17

GeographyEdit

Beas is centered (approx.) at 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51667°N 75.28889°E / 31.51667; 75.28889.[3] It is located on the G.T. Road (from Kolkata to Afghanistan), in the Amritsar district in Punjab state of India. The nearest city is Kapurthala (24 km or 15 mi) to the southwest. The holy and historical city of the Amritsar (41 km or 25 mi) lies to its northwest, and Jalandhar (38 km) is situated to its southeast.

Radha SoamiEdit

The headquarters of Radha Soami Satsang Beas is located just north of Beas town. The town is known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and is located in the east. Every year, millions of Radha Soami followers travel to Beas to attend satsangs (discourses) often held at the Dera for weeks at a time.
Furthermore, there is also the Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital, which was constructed in the 1980s by the Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society. Since its inauguration, it has served countless patients free of cost. It is located in the center of beas town on the G.T. Road.[4]

TransportEdit

Air

The nearest airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport located in Amritsar about 57 km away.

Rail

The town of Beas is well connected through Beas Junction railway station to the major cities of Punjab and India. The station was rated as the cleanest and public friendly one in India in 2019 by NGO INTACT.[5]

Road

National Highway 3 which was previously numbered as NH 1, passes through Beas town connecting it to the major cities of Punjab and India.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PIN codes of Amritsar district". www.whereincity.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Demographic information of Budha Theh census town". Census of India official website. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Beas, Amritsar, Punjab". www.maplandia.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital, Beas". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Residents for sanitation at rly station". The Tribune India newspaper online. Retrieved 16 November 2020.