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Emergency and Utility Services in Uttarakhand

It is extremely important that a nation is not only prepared but proactive and organised to forecast, react and have mitigation measures in place to avert and handle emergencies. Natural and manmade disasters are inevitable part of existence, hence, specialised departments and agencies are deployed to handle disasters such as fire, accidents, earthquakes, floods, endemic diseases and more. Proper infrastructure, electricity, water facilities, banking, telecom service, sewage facilities, health service and postal service make the life of people a better place to live. The Uttarakhand government, through various departments, ensures it provides all these services to its people without any disparity.

Let us explore the various emergency and utility services available at Uttarakhand, which operate to handle both the foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.

Electricity Services in Uttarakhand


Public Utility in Uttarakhand

Electricity has always been a boon to humankind. It has revolutionised every walk of our lives and become an integral part of the society. The Uttarakhand State Electricity Board, ensures quality and reliable power supply to about 1.59 million customers of the region. It has separate wings responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

The Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL), formed on 9th November, 2001 is responsible for the generating and harnessing hydro-electricity in the state. Tapping of renewable energy plays a vital role in resolving energy crisis both in rural and urban areas. It has around 33 operational projects, with 14 of them in different stages of implementation. Uttarakhand with an immense potential for Hydro-electric power generation also acts as a catalyst for the economic development of the state.

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), is responsible for distribution of electricity over the 13 districts of the state. It was incorporated on the 12th of February, 2001. UPCL caters to the sub transmission and Distribution Secondary Substations and Distribution lines 66 KV & below in the State.

The Power transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited, is the State power transmission utility, which focuses into the transmission facilities. This was formed on 27th May, 2004. This wing is responsible for acquiring, operating, maintaining and construction of high, medium and low transmission lines and the substations of the State.

The laws, rules and regulation, protection of the consumer’s interest and ensuring no disparity in the supply to all areas is taken care by the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission. It was constituted by the government on the 1st of January, 2002. The functions range from determining the tariff for generation, supply, regulating electricity purchase and procurement process to enforcing standards.

Renewable Energy: The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agengy (UREDA), operates and executes various schemes and projects based on non-conventional renewable energy. The various renewable energy programmes include:

  • Village Electrification through Solar Energy: UREDA has electrified almost 580 remote places and around 98 villages through Solar Energy.
  • Village Electrification through Micro Hydro Projects: The UREDA with its Micro Hydro Projects has reached to extremely remote areas where the State and National grids cannot be further extended. It provides energy for sustainable development and there are about 44 of these projects installed.

The Uttarakhand Renewable Development Agency conducts training and workshop on conservation of energy, also sensitizes people about renewable energy and promotes renewable Energy Sources.

Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd. Corporate Head Quarter
Victoria Cross Vijeyta Gabar Singh Bhawan,Kanwali Road, Balliwala Chowk,
Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand
Phone No : 0135-2763672, 2763673, 2763674, 2763675.

Banking Services in Uttarakhand

The importance of having a robust finance network, savings, loans and investment plans need no deliberation. Uttarakhand houses a number of banks and financial institutions for the same purpose. It has many commercial, co-operative and rural development banks. With most people of the region depending on agriculture as their livelihood, many schemes for financing, dairy development, development of waste lands, agricultural and rural schemes are in place.

Banks play a pivotal role for the development of any region and nation as a whole. Liberalised approach for loans to farmers and saving schemes make it easier for the people belonging to the rural areas also move to a better economic plan.

Important Banks of Uttarakhand being, The Nainital Bank Limited, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank Limited, Uttarakhand Gramin Bank, State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and National Bank for Agri Land Rural Dev.

Municipal Services in Uttarakhand

Initially, Dehradun remained as the state’s only municipal corporation body, but at present 5 more of them have come into existence to cater to the demands of the growing needs. Haldwani, Haridwar were later upgraded followed by Roorkee, Kashipur, and Rudrapur which have also been granted the status of municipal corporation. It is locally known as the Nagar Nigam. The role and responsibility of this body includes birth/death registration, sanitation, road development, grievances registration, notification of tenders, renewal and permits for vendors and buildings, etc. In all, they work effectively for the smooth functioning of the region and its people.

Postal Services in Uttarakhand

Postal services has been the very backbone of the state's communication for more than a century. Uttarakhand has around 2,727 post offices scattered all around the state, providing various postal services ranging from mail delivery, speed post, logistics post, direct post, business post, media post, postal life insurance, saving schemes, international money transfer, money orders and many more.

  • Circle Office Dehradun, Chief Postmaster General, Phone Number: 0135-2658396
  • cpmg_utr@indiapost.gov.in
  • Director Postal Services, Phone Number 0135-2658806,
  • mail id: dpsdehradun@indiapost.gov.in
  • Almora, Phone Number: 05962-230293, mail id : almoraspos@gmail.com
  • Chamoli, Phone Number: 01372-252449, mail id: dochamoli@gmail.com
  • Dehradun, Phone Number: 0135-2654788, mail id: sspdehradun@gmail.com
  • Nainital, Phone Number: 05942-235184,mail id: ssponainital@gmail.com
  • Pithoragarh, Phone Number: 05964-225337,mail id: spospithoragarh@gmail.com
  • Pauri, Phone Number: 01368-222228, mail id: spospauri@gmail.com
  • Tehri,Phone Number: 01376-232422,mail id: spostehri2007@rediffmail.com
  • Saharanpur, Phone Number: 0132-2644526, mail id: supdtpsdsre@gmail.com

Apart from the postal service in the State, there are many private-run courier services like Blaze Flash, First Flight, DHL Worldwide Express, Blue Dart Express and The Professional Couriers

Telecom Services in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has a well-developed communication system. The state is equipped with about 454 telephone exchanges. BSNL remains to be a major service provider with almost 397,755 telephone connections and 492,972 mobile connections. Apart from this there are other service providers, few of them being Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance.

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Emergency Services in Uttarakhand

Fire stations in Uttarakhand

The primary role and responsibility of the fire department is not just restricted to attend to fire incidents, prevent, create awareness on fire safety, it also caters to other emergencies like building collapse, traffic accidents and at times even animal rescue. The fire service is a branch of the Uttarakhand Police Department.

Toll free number: 101

List of fire stations across Uttarakhand and phone numbers:
  • Dehradun, Phone number: 0135 2712201
  • Dehradun, Phone number: 0135 2716242
  • HQ Dehradun, Phone number: 0135 2716242
  • Mussoorie,Phone number 0135 2632100
  • New Tehri, Uttarkashi, Phone number: 01376 233611
  • Roorkee, Phone number: 01332 273099
  • Roshanabad, Phone number 01334 239888
  • Laksar, Phone number: 01332 254615
  • Kotdwar, Phone number: 01382 222292
  • Tehri, Phone number: 01376 233611
  • Narendranagar, Phone number: 01378 227255
  • Gopeshwar, Phone number: 01372 252305
  • Uttarkashi, Phone number: 01374 222201
  • Rishikesh, Phone number: 05942 235626
  • Ramnagar, Phone number: 05947 255861
  • Haldwani, Phone number: 05944 243665
  • Kashipur, Phone number: 05947 275100
  • Khatima, Phone number: 05947 220042
  • Almora, Phone number: 05962 234101
  • Lohaghat, Phone number: 5965 234211
  • Mallital, Phone number: 05964 225314
  • Bageshwar, Phone number: 05965 220101
  • Joshimath, Phone number: 01389 222030
  • Rudraprayag, Phone number: 01364 233527
  • Vikasnager, Phone number: 01360 222261
  • Selakui, Phone number: 0135 698560
  • Haridwar, Phone number: 01334 265600
  • Jaspur, Phone number: 05947 220042
  • Jaspur, Phone number: 01368 222201
  • Tanek Pur, Phone number: 01368 222201
  • Bageswar, Phone number: 05963 220101
  • Pithragardh, Phone number: 05964 225314

Blood Banks in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Health and Family welfare society and other private hospitals, ensure adequate supply of safe blood through a network of 24 licensed blood banks and 9 storage units. It also promotes and organises voluntary blood donation camps and various sensitization programs related to safe blood transfusion methods. Here is the list of state government, central government and private blood banks, which cater to the needs of people even to far-flung areas.

Dehradun
  • Doon Hospital, Phone Number: 0135 2653523, 2659355, Extn. – 384, 385
  • Chaabra Blood Bank, Phone Number: 0135-2654134 / 2783504
  • ONGC Hospital, Phone Number: 0135 2795887
  • Jolly Grant Hospital, Phone Number: 0135 2412081 Extn. up to 86
  • Army Hospital, Phone Number: 0135 2706520, 2706507
  • IMA Blood Bank, Phone Number: 0135 2755010 Extn. up to 12
  • Shri Mahant Indresh Hospital, Phone Number: 0135 2728106,107

Nainital
  • Soban Singh Jeena Base Hospital, Haldwani , Phone Number - 04946 - 251088
  • B. D. Pandey, Distt. Hospital, Phone Number: 05942 - 235012, 235022
  • Shushila Tiwari Hospital, Haldwani, Phone Number: 05946 - 234104, 234397

Chamoli
District Hospital, Gopeshwar ,Phone Number: 01372 - 252245

Tehri Garhwal
District Hospital, Narender Nagar, Phone Number: 01376 – 227240

Pauri Garhwal
  • District Hospital, Phone Number: 01368 - 223102
  • Base Hospital, Srinagar, Phone Number: 01346 – 252342

Udhamsingh Nagar
J.L.N. District Hospital, Rudrapur, Phone Number : 05944 - 241422

Almora
District Hospital, Almora, Phone number: 05962- 230064

Pithoragarh
District Hospital, Phone Number: 05964 - 225687

Haridwar
  • Combined Hospital, Roorkee, Phone number: 01332 – 264333
  • B.H.E.L. Hospital, Phone number: 01334 - 285247, 285225
  • District HMG Hospital, Phone number: 01334 – 222210
  • Ramakrishna Mission, Phone number:01334 - 246141, 244176, 244985, 244984
  • Army Hospital, Roorkee, Phone number: 01334 - 427360-69

Ambulance Services in Uttarakhand

Ambulance services are provided by Uttarakhand Government, many private hospitals and private agencies across the State. Ambulances are well equipped to attend to any medical emergency. Provision of timely medical assistance results in saving many human lives. Boat Ambulances and Air ambulances have also been deployed to attend to the emergencies in remote areas.

Dehradun
  • Doon Hospital Ambulance, Phone Number: 0135-2657007, 2653523
  • Doon Mahila Hospital Ambulance, phone number: 0135-2659236
  • Shri Guru Singh Sabha Ambulance, Phone Number: 0135-2624331, 2614331
  • Himalayan Hospital Ambulance, Phone number: 0135-2412070

Haridwar
  • District Hospital, Phone number: 01334-227791
  • District Women Hospital, Phone number: 01334-236751
  • Combind Hospital, Roorkee, Phone number: 01332-273395
  • BHEL Hospital, Phone number: 01334-227350
  • Rishikul Govt. Ayurved College, Phone number: 01334-227003
  • Gurukul Ayurved College, Phone number: 01334-246563
  • Community Health center Laksar Phone number: 01332-255833
  • Ram Krisan Hospital, Phone number: 01334-216141
  • Ganga Mata Hospital, Phone number: 01334-226090
  • Bhuma Niketan Hospital, Phone number: 01334-216111
  • Ganga Sabha, Phone number: 1334-227136
  • Parmnath Ashrma Hospital, Phone number: 01334-227473
  • Jai Ram Hospital, Phone number: 01334-227335
  • Shantikunj, Phone number: 01334-220602
  • Panjabi Yuwa Club, Phone number: 01334-250952
  • Lions Club, Phone number: 01334-226558
  • I.I.T Hospital, Phone number: 01332-272339

Nainital
  • Sai Hospital, Haldwani, Phone Number:91 8958193175, 91 9759414887
  • B D Pandey District Hospital, Phone Number: 91-5942-235012, 235686
  • Air Ambulance, Nainital, Phone Number: 91 (0) 9645744117, 91 (0)9540161344, 919845446634, mail id: @airambulanceaviation.com.

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Uttarakhand being a hilly area, is often seen enduring the most of nature during monsoon and extreme weather conditions. The state's operational readiness in tackling the emergency situations and restoring normalcy remains to be a daunting task. These Emergency and Utility wings work in perfect symbiosis to put the society back on the right track.
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