Localities in PatnaPatna, the capital of Bihar is today a very well-developed, modern city, with all basic infrastructure facilities. It has an old world charm to it as evident from the various historical buildings spread across the city. Along with these places of religious & historical importance one can also find many newly constructed apartments, trading centers and shopping malls which are fast developing in Patna. Being the capital city, Patna is an important centre of trade and commerce and is well connected by road & railways to all the neighboring towns & villages.
There is a large influx of people in the city who come here for various reasons ranging from business, education, pilgrimage to tourism. The Chief Minister and his cabinet of Ministers also reside in Patna city. All the major Government Offices, Courts and Municipal Corporation Offices are located in Patna.
Major Wards/Circles in PatnaPatna Municipal Corporation is segregated into 4 Circles which are further divided into 72 wards. An Executive Officer looks after the administration of each circle; the main 4 circles of Patna city are:
New Capital Circle: This is the largest circle with 29 Wards. Boring Road, Bailey Road, Kurji, Rajiv Nagar, Khajpura, Station, Gandhi Maidan, etc. are some of the important wards in this circle.
Kankarbagh Circle: This comprises of 11 Wards, ward number and covers areas covered like New ByPass Road, Chirayyar Railways Bridge, Kankarbagh Road, Gandhi Setu Road, Saidpur, etc.
Bankipore Circle: Comprising of 12 Wards, ward number being 36-43 it covers regions like Ashok Rajpath, Saidpur Main Drain, Bakerganj, Gandhi Ghat, Bari Path, etc.
Patna City: It has 20 Wards and consists of areas like Gaighat, Dundi Bazar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu Road, New Bypass Road, Patna Ghat and Maal Godam
Some of the Main Localities in Patna City are:Boring Road : Boring Road is an important locality of Patna, considered as the most up-market & posh area of Patna, it is located in the northern part of the city. Majorly inhabitated by the Officer class it starts from Patna Women's College and ends at A N College. Some of the colonies adjacent to Boring Road are Nageshwar Colony, Sri Krishna Puri & North Sri Krishna Puri.
Frazer Road : Frazer Road is also a famous commercial centre in Patna which is quiet popular amongst tourists & locals alike. It is a place for unlimited shopping & fun with many hotels, restaurants, bars, and high-end stores are located here.
Keshri Nagar : Keshri Nagar is also an important residential locality in Patna, which houses many houses, educational institutes and shops catering to the daily needs of the residents. The place offers a comfortable lifestyle to the people residing here.
Bailey Road : Bailey Road in Patna city, now officially renamed as Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg starts from Income Tax Golambar and ends in Danapur. Located in the heart of the city it is an important place in the City. Patna High Court, Patna Women's College, Patna Secretariat, Patna Zoo, Patna Airport, etc. are some of the famous landmarks on or near the road.
Gandhi Maidan Marg : Considered as the hub of Patna city due to its central location. It is an important landmark of Patna because of its historical importance. One of the main market and commercial area of Patna; many institutes, shops & hotels have come up in the area to cater to the needs of local residents and the tourists. One of the prime locations Ashok Rajpath starts from Gandhi Maidan.
Kankarbagh : This is a residential colony which was established in 1960. It is spread over a large area of 900 acres which houses a number of mall residential colonies. Kankarbagh meaning garden of kankar (stone chips) holds to its merit of being one of the largest colonies of Asia area & population wise. It has many restaurants, shops, banks, children’s parks, malls, etc. located in the vicinity where people go for day to day chores, dinning, shopping, etc. Rajendra Nagar Sabzi Mandi, Gandhi Nagar Sabzi Mandi and Bhootnath Road Sabzi Mandi are some of the Vegetable markets present here where one can shop for fresh fruits & vegetables. TV Tower in Bhootnath Road & Patliputra Sports Complex are some of the famous landmarks here.
Apart from these some of the other main important areas of Patna are Ashiana Nagar, Buddha Colony, Fraser Road, Gardanibagh, Kadam Kuan, Mithapur, Patliputra Colony,Raja Bazar, Shastri Nagar.