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About Shahbad

Shahbad or Shahabad Markanda is a small a town on the left banks of River Markanda in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana state in India. The town is also a municipal committee and is located at a distance of around 20 Km from the Ambala Cantonment. The city of Kurukshetra known for its roots in Mahabharata is just 22 Km away from Shahbad. This town is also known as Shahabad or Shabad.

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Sugar Mill in Shahbad

History of Shahbad

The historic background of Shahbad dates back to the times of Prithviraj Chauhan. Muhammad Gauri after his victory over Prithviraj Chauhan donated 52000 Bigha of land to Qutb-ud-din Aibak his commander during the war. Right after the Battle of Tarain in the year 1192, general of Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Gauri formed this town. Many references have been made to Fort of this town during the rule of Mughal dynasty. The victory of Banda Singh Bahadur over Mughals in this place by destroying the famous fort is very popular among the locals and part of many folk lores and folk tales. The town has a Gurudwara that with historical significance. Many temples of those times are still standing intact in the town. Majority of the Muslims from the town relocated to Pakistan during the partition and the Hindus and the Sikhs from Pakistan came and made their home in this town. Shahbad was also visited by Mughal Emperor Emperors Babur & Humayun . One can find remain of A fortified Sarai set up here during the medieval period was used by the troops and the imperial officers who use to move between Delhi and other northern provinces. A resident garrison in the Sarai used to guard the highway all the times. It was Banda Singh Bahadur who plundered Shahabad in the year 1709. Then in 1764, after the downfall of Sirhind, Sikhs occupied all the territory to the south of Sutlej from Singhanvala in Firozpore district to the Shahabad, making Ambala as their headquarters. British took over them in 1850. In 1923 a market was built on the outskirts of the town called Kahan Chand Mandi. As the market did not do well, today it is turned in to a residential locality. In 1960 a new market place called Partap Mandi was built that still exists. The town is well equipped with schools, colleges, hospitals and restaurants. The town also has a municipal library where one can find several Hindi and English books for references. The library is open to all the residents of the town.

Geography of Shahbad

Shahabad is located 22 Km from Kurukshetrea and 21 Km from Ambala on the Grand Trunk Road or the GT road of Delhi-Ambala section. The national highway NH-1 Passes through Shahabad and the railway route of Shahbad falls on the Delhi - Ambala line. The town is situated on the banks of River Markanda. This river is a tribute to Ghaggar and is also believed to be part of ancient Vedic Saraswati River basin system. An ancient temple Markandeya Mandir can be seen on the banks of this river. The temple is named after Maharishi Markandeya. A road from Panchakula connects Shahbad via Ramgarh and Dosarka. There are also other roads that connect Shahbad to other cities like Radaur, Ladwa and Yamunanagar directly. On the Grand Trunk road, Karnal, Nilokheri and Pipli are the towns that fall to the south of Shahbad.

Demography of Shahbad

The population of Shahbad is 50,345 as of 2011 census. The total male population of Shahbad is 57% as compared to the female population that constitutes to 43%. The average literacy rate of Shahbad is 87.5% which is 59.5% above the national average. Both the male and the female literacy rate is 86%. 11% of the total population in Shahbad is infants.

Economy of Shahbad

Profile of Shahbad

Shahbad is an important market for procurement of agricultural products in Haryana. The agri products are sold in the main market or the Mandi. Since the town located on the river banks, the land is very fertile and crops like paddy, wheat and vegetables are grown. Apart from agriculture, poultry farming also contributes significantly to the economy of Shahbad. Shahbad region up to Karnal has number of rice mills that produce very high quality grains. Shahbad also has a sugar mill owned by the Government.

A.R. Agro Industries
Kalaamb Rd, Markanda, Dist - Kurukshetra, Shahabad - 136135, Haryana, India
Phone No: 91-1744 -240663
Mobile 09416280000

Transport in Shahbad

Shahbad is well connected by road via NH 1. The city is also well connected through railways. There are trains that connect Shahbad to other major cities regularly. The town does not have an airport. Thus, if you are planning your trip via flights, then you need to book a ticket for Chandigarh which is 61 Km away, Shimla 103 Km away or for Ludhiana which is 121 Km away. From there you need to catch train or bus to reach Shahbad.

Social Services in Shahbad

Shri Markandeshwar Mahadev Shiv Mandir Shahabad Markanda also known as the Shiv Mandir, is managed by the Shri Markandeshwar Mahadev Shiv Mandir Sabha, a body registered under Society Registration Act 1860 in Shahabad Markanda. This is the first ever administrative body in Haryana that is accountable to people for its income and expenditure. Every month the income and expenditure statement is kept on the gates of the temple. The temple has constructed a big Dharmshala where the poor people can get their needs supplies. The complex also has a physiotherapy center and two ambulances that serve the poor for free of cost.

The Rotary club along with Shiv mandir conducts free eye operations for the poor people. The mandir and the club also organizes blood donation camps every year. During the 1st donation camp, the team of Government doctors collected 152 units of blood. The Helpers Shahabad Society saves lives of the victims who met with an accident by responding instantly with the first aid services. The Helpers Shahbad society in association with the PGIMER organizers blood camps where they have together collected 1000 units of blood so far. The Helpers society introduced a scheme called Annakshetra where they serve food and other basic essentials to the poor twice a day in the Hanuman mandir.

Banks in Shahbad

Banks in Shahbad

Banks are important part of a country’s economy. A fully functional developed financial system leads to the balanced development of a country. Banks today provide important banking services like providing finance and credit, receive deposits, provide locker facility apart from other financial services. Major public sector and private banks have their branches in Shahbad at the following addresses.

Bank of Baroda
Address: Shahbad Branch, Shahbhad Markanda Distt Kurukshetra, Shahabad Markanda, 136135
Phone: (0172) 243218
MICR Code: 136012102

Canara Bank
Address: Bank Chowk, Ladwa Shahabad Road, Shahbad- 136135
Phone: (0172) 243050
IFSC Code: CNRB0003200
MICR Code: 136015102

Central Bank of India
Address: G.T. Road, Shahbad Markanda- 136135
Phone: (0172) 240002
IFSC Code: CBIN0281155
MICR Code: 136016102

Corporation Bank
Address: Devi Mandir Rd, Opp:Khalsa Sarbat Bhawan, Shahbad – 136135
Phone: (0172) 242307
IFSC Code: CORP0000899
MICR Code: 136017052

Address: ICICI Bank Ltd., Ladwa Road, Near New Grain Market, Shahbad Markanda- 136135
Phone: (0172) 241533
Mobile: 9719002331
IFSC Code: ICIC0000731

Punjab National Bank
Address: Shahbad, M.N.College, Haryana 136135
Phone: (0172) 242834
IFSC Code: PUNB0481100
MICR Code: 136024103

State Bank of Patiala
Address: Bank Chowk, Ladwa Road, Shahbad- 136135
Phone: (0172) 240177, 240387
IFSC Code: STBP0000233
MICR Code: 136007102

Axis Bank
Address: Ground Floor, Khasra No. 50/2 (7-19), Khewat No. 96, Khatuni No. 198, Village-Chhapra Shahbad – 136135
IFSC Code: UTIB0001760
MICR Code: 136211052

Andhra Bank
Address: Ladwa Road, Shahabad, Kurukshetra Dt, Haryana-136135
Phone: (0172) 245215
IFSC Code: ANDB0002041
MICR Code: 136011052

Punjab and Sind Bank
Address: Shahbad Markanda, Distt. Kurukshetra, Haryana – 136135
Phone: (0172) 243201
IFSC Code: PSIB0000725
MICR Code: 136023102
ATMs in Shahbad

ATMs in Shahbad

Through ATMs the customer of the bank can carry out the operations in his account at anytime of the day without having to visit the branch. Whether it is to withdraw money or to deposit the cheque, ATMs offer feasibility to do the transaction at customer’s convenience. ATMs in Shahbad are located in below mentioned placs.

Andhra Bank
Address: SH 7, Markanda, Shahbaad Markanda, Haryana 136135

Corporation Bank
Address: Bank Chowk, Devi Mandir Road, Shahbad- 136135

State Bank Of Patiala
Address: Bank Chowk, Ladwa Road, Shahbad- 136135

Address - ICICI Bank ATM, Shop No. 1, Red Cross Mkt. Opposite Sbi Bank, Shahbad-136135

Address - 546/1, Ward No 10, Ladwa Road, Opposite Lic Building Shahbad Markanda Shahbad Markanda 136135

State Bank of India
Address - District Kurukshetra, Shahbad Markanda-132135

Punjab National Bank
Address - Near Post Offic, Shahbad Markand-136135

Bank of Baroda
Address - Shop no. 442/1, Block no. 10 Randhawa Market, Ladwa Road, Shahbad Markand-132135

Hospitals in Shahbad

Hospitals are an important part of health care system. Hospitals offer organized medical and nursing facilities by professional doctors and nurses. For basic medical care, residents of Shahbad can refer to the following hospitals.

Geetha Clinic
Address: 55, Geetha Colony, Shahbad-136135
Phone: 0172-291547

Sethi Nursing Home
Address: 65/8, Red Road, Shahbad- 136135
Phone: 0172-291399

Agarwal Nursing Home
Address: Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Salarpur Road, Shahbad- 136135
Phone: 0172-290355

Kurushetra Nursing Home
Address: 2/3, Pipli Road, Shahbad- 136135
Phone: 0172-221396

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