About Dera Bassi

Situated on the banks of River Ghaggar in Indian state Punjab, close to the official boundaries of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh lies the small city of Dera Bassi, under the jurisdiction of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar(Mohali) district established in April 2006. Dera Bassi is a municipal council and a newly formed tehsil with lots of future prospects for growth and development. The city is located at a distance of 21kms from the district headquarters at Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar on the Northern side of state Capital Chandigarh on Delhi Chandigarh National Highway 20.
About Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi

History of Dera Bassi

As per the historical records Dera Bassi town has been essentially a part of Kalsia estate with its Chhachhrauli. The Kalsi ruled the area for many decades. It is also notable that near the city Dera Bassi there is a gigantic fort based in the outskirts of the city area which is believed to be a Fort built in by the Mughal emperors. Though the fort is presently in a ruined state but apart from serving the Mughals the Fort also was a prominent guest house of the Kalsai rulers where many important decisions were materialized. Ravi Sher Singh, the great ruler of the Kalsai Kingdom, visited the location in the year 1922. However before getting attached to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district it was essentially a part of Patiala district. Another historical influence in Dera Bassi city is the fact that it is a place mentioned in the famous Hindu epic Mahabharat where the prominent characters of Pandava is known to reside in this city after escaping the cunning murder plot planned by Duryodhana at Lakshagraha. The city has numerous temples of Gods and Goddesses which crafts this story of yesteryears.

Geography of Dera Bassi

Geographically Dera Bassi is located at 30.58 North Latitude and 76.84 East Longitude at an altitude of 299meters from the sea level. The beautiful city of Dera Bassi remains surrounded by Zirakpur Tehsil, Barwala Tehsil , Chandigarh Tehsil and Panchkula Tehsil. The nearby cities to Dera Bassi are Ajitgarh, Zirakpur, Kharar, Kurali, Banur, Lalru and Naya Gaon etc. Sandy to Sandy loam soils prevails in this region and it helps in farming and irrigation activity of the area.

Climate of Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi experiences sub tropical continental monsoon climate. However the usual scenario depicts hot summers, cold winters, heavy rainfall during monsoon months and occasional unpredictable rainfall and stormy winds during winter and summer season. While June is the hottest month in Dera Bassi, January is the coldest month in Winter. Temperature in the summer goes as high 44°C whereas in winters it pretty often goes below freezing level with unnatural frosts. The average temperature in summer remains from 35°C to 42°C, in monsoon season from 16°C to 27°C and in winter from 5°C to 15°C. The best time to visit Dera Bassi is the pre winter and post winter months which usually are during the period of October to November or from February to March. This is the ideal time to roam around and enjoy the beauty of the city.

Economy of Dera Bassi

One of the important factors that decide the fate of any city is its economical growth and its scope for trade and commerce. So a special focus on the same is given to develop the same in all aspects possible. To begin griculture forms the base of economy of Dera Bassi in Punjab. With River Ghaggar at a distance of 3-6kms from the heart of Dera Bassi, the land receives sufficient water supply and has excellent irrigation facility with the help of various tributaries and waters channels from River Ghaggar . Apart from this, the loamy alluvial soil in the region also contributes to the growth of agricultural income in this region. The major crops available in Dera Bassi are wheat, maize, paddy, barley, sugarcane, potato and many others. Contract farming has also been introduced in this region. Many families based in the region are depended from this income the reason why, the Agricultural Department has taken special initiative to facilitate farming in this area with aids of multiple types.

Horticulture crops are also grown in this location. There are various vegetables like potato, tomato, chilies, cabbage, cauliflower etc which are grown here. Though livestock business is not so popular, poultry farming is done by some of the natives here. Fishery business is a popular mode of earning here with ample number of water bodies present in various parts of the city. The Fisheries Department of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar provides various help in regards to training, knowledge sharing, cheap raw material supply etc for encouraging the business in this city.

Profile of Dera Bassi
Economy

The next prominent source of income in this region is the various large, medium and small scale industries based here. The companies operating here are mainly focused on products like textiles, garments, food products, paper products, rubber, plastic products, wood products, machinery items and many others. Three major large scale companies based in Dera Bassi are M/s High Polymer Labs, M/s Bhushan Power and Steel and M/s Bandari Exports Ltd. They are known to provide employment to people from Dera Bassi town as well as other nearby cities. Another two important companies based here are M/s Kamala Dial and Devices and M/s Mohan Meckin Ltd which are ideally medium scale companies. Apart from all this there are also planning to start up Information Technology Park with large IT giants in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar which will also have influence in Dera Bassi city too.

Amba Poly Plast Limited
Barwala Road, Dera Bassi, Chandigarh- 140507
Near Bharat Agency
polygroup2007@gmail.com
09646444000, 09646262718

Bharatiya Manufacturing Industries
427, Industrial Area, Phase- 2, Chandigarh- 160002
Near Mount Carmel School
(0172) 2652065

Chandigarh Spinning Mills
Derabassi Barwala Road, Bhagwanpur, Dera Bassi, Chandigarh- 160507
Near Hotel Paras
(0172) 2560062
09814005062

Population of Dera Bassi

As per census 2011, the total population based in Dera Bassi city makes a consolidated figure of 26,295 individuals. Of these total individuals 14,102 are male individuals whereas 12,193 are female individuals. There is a sharp increase in the figures as of census 2001 when the total population in the area was 15, 690 only.The child population within the age of 6 years in Dera Bassi, according to the latest census is 3250 which ideally comprises of 12.36% of the total population of the city. This however has decreased since around 13% population consisted of child population in 2001 census.
As per census 2011, the sex ratio of the city stands at 865 females against every 1000 male individuals. This figure however is quite less to the state average which stands at 895. Similarly the gird child ratio also stands at 795 in compared to the state average which stands at 846. Regarding caste discrimination, Dera Bassi has the presence of various caste and religions but majorly people from Sikh community are available here. Also around 10.66% of the total population is schedule caste but there is none from schedule tribe. One of the commendable attributes of Dera Bassi is its literacy rates. Though it is a small community but people here gives enough importance to Education which is also proved by the number of education institutes based here. As per the present census the literacy rates of Dera Bassi is 90.13% which is quite higher to state average which currently is at 75.84%. Of this 93.04% are male literates and from the rest 86.80 percent are female literates. The native language of the people based here is Punjabi, though many of them can speak English and Hindi.

Administration of Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi Municipal Council is the office responsible for the administrative works which includes arrangement of basic necessities like power, water etc, and maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the area. Secure public health; actively look after road maintenance and construction, collect taxes and generate revenue and maintain records of births and deaths in the area. The total area of Dera Bassi has been meticulously divided into 13 wards and here election happens after every 5 years.

Office of Deputy Commissioner
District Administrative Complex, Phase 1 Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Phone No. 0172-2270761
E-Mail : dc(dot)sasnagar(dot)punjab(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.sasnagar.gov.in/

Healthcare Services in Dera Bassi

Hospitals in Dera-Bassi
Hospitals in Dera Bassi

One of the best arrangements in regards to healthcare facilities are available in the small city of Dera Bassi. There are availability of both private and public hospitals in the city with all facilities and amenities to provide the best medical treatment. The hospitals have qualified and senior doctors and experienced staff to conduct the best of medical care in this region. Most of the hospitals here have latest equipment's and medical supplies to cater modern treatment procedure and initiate faster recovery. The hospitals have separate wards to cater each type of patients looked after by specialists of that genre.

City Hospital
Address: Tehsil Road, Dera Bassi, Opposite Telephone Exchange
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9814133331, 1762 285900

Apna Hospital
Address: Tehsil Road,Dera Bassi, Opp Telephone Exchange
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9872080249, 1762 281819

SRI Ram Hospital
Address: Dera Bassi, Near Tehsil Office
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417303444, 1762 281600

Orthomax Bone and Joint Hospital
Address: Anaj Mandi Road
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 2522189

Raheja Nursing Home
Address: Tehsil Road,Dera Bassi, Opp Telephone Exchange
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9876193540, 9915921570

Apart from the major hospitals there are several health centers within the city limits which also takes care of the medical needs of the natives based here. There are CHC center at Dera Bassi, Block PHC at Bassi town, and several PHC centers at Lalru, Basouli, Pandwala and Khizargarh which have limited beds, visiting doctors and efficient medical staff to take care of any medical requirements.

Pathology Labs in Dera Bassi

Laboratory testing is an important part of medical treatment and ideally in modern medical field it can be termed as the backbone of modern day treatment. Nowadays every doctor prefers to opt for laboratory testing in order to diagnose the health problem at its best. In Dera Bassi almost all the hospitals have their own pathology labs for testing but there are limited options in regards to private pathology labs. However there are few country renowned private labs with branches in the city which provides excellent services to the natives

Appollo Diagnostic Center
Address: Shakti Nagar Collage Road, Dera Bassi,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9888458419, 9417281000

Dr Lal Path Lab
Address: Chandigarh Ambala Highway, Chandigarh Ambala Road,
Near Sabji Mandi & Parmar Petrol Pump
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9855599986, 9855503010

Thyrocare Aarogyam Centre
Address: Shop No. 06, VIP Road, Main Road Ambala Chandigarh,
Opposite State Bank Of Patiala
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9814991080

Alternate Medicine in Dera Bassi

Alternate Medicine is one of the popular mediums of medical treatment opted by several people today. The popularity can also be seen in Dera Bassi city where natives prefer Ayurvedic medical treatment majorly for chronic diseases like blood pressure, thyroid, sugar, hair loss, gastric problems, heart diseases etc. There are exclusive doctors and specialized ayurvedic medicine shops to support the demand here. The details of the Ayurvedic health center here is

Patanjali Arogya Kendra
Address: Shop Number- 16, Dera Bassi,
Near Bus Stand, Dushehra Ground
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9872228000, 9815435185

Chemists in Dera Bassi

Another important part of good medical treatment is the presence of chemists and druggists available in any city. In Dera Bassi there are quite a few reputed chemist shops with sufficient stocks of almost all groups of branded medicines. The pharmaceutical shops in Dera Bassi are located in all major localities of the city and provides discounts and home delivery facility to specific customers. Apart from medicines, medical goods like blood pressure monitors, surgical gloves, wheel chairs etc are also available here.

Shiva Medicine Center
Address: Bus Stand, Mubarakpur
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417281000, 9780550786

Punjab Medical Stores
Address: Main bazar, Dera bassi
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815095114

Mittal Medical Store
Address: Near Shiv Mandir Chowk,Jain Bazar
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 7696794205, 1762 280174

Bhandari Medical Hall
Address: Dera Basi, Meera Malli Market, Near Ram Leela Ground
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9988950356, 8054378796

City Medical Store
Address: Near Meera Malli Market
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815231750, 1762 282938

Jain Medical Store
Address: Anaj mandi, Dera Bassi, Near to gurudwara sahib
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9914433776, 9914433770

Sunil Medicos
Address: Anaj mandi, Dera Bassi, Near to Dr Doeger
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815483911, 1762 282566

Punjab Medical Store
Address: Main Bazar, Near Krishna Sales Showroom
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815095114, 1762 282759

Shivani Medicos
Address: Ambala Chandigarh Highway, Near Civil Hospital,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9872653338, 9914571604

Pal Medical Store
Address: Shop no. 6, Bus Stand Road, Near Civil Hospital
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417726434

Mittal Medicos
Address: Shop no. 6 , Chandigarh.- Ambala Highway, Near Civil hospital
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815813760

Subash Medical Store
Address: Chandigarh.-Ambala Highway , Near Civil Hospital
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417058902, 9988467459, 9915050412

MSD Chemcials LTD
Address: Barwala Road, Village Bhagwanpur
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 280844

Mittal Medicos
Address: Bdd Cplx, Nr Civil Hospital
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 284753, 1762 280774

Food in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi in Punjab
Cuisines of Dera Bassi

The cuisine preference of the locals in Dera Bassi city is quite similar to the rest of the state. People here love both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Rice is usually prepared during festive times and the staple food is wheat, lentils, vegetables and milk products. They use butter and ghee in their dishes to make them nutritious and they also prefer usage garlic, ginger and onion a lot in the food to enrich the taste. The people of Dera Bassi love spicy food so the usages of red chilies are profound in their dishes. Some of the popular dishes of the region are Chana Masala, aloo gobi, aloo tikki, dal fry, malai kofta etc and in non vegetarian they love to consume chicken items like Butter chicken, tandoori chicken etc. There are extensive restaurants in the city selling some of the mouth watering dishes which is a must try for all visitors. Some of the popular restaurants in Dera Bassi are listed below.

Pal Deluxe
Address: Near Saugat Residency,Chandigarh Ambala Highway
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9814816007, 1762 506007

Chawlas Square
Address: Chandigarh-Ambala Highway, Service Road
Near To ICICI Bank
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 8283865171, 9988888810

American Fried Chicken
Address: Ambala Chandigarh Highway, Near Sri Sukhmani Hospital
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 3346843

Mohan LAL Vaishno Dhaba
Address: Main Bazaar
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 284195

Prantha Junction
Address: Chandigarh-Ambala Highway, Dera Bassi, Near To Hotel Suugaat Regency
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417352725

Chada Dhaba
Address: Chandigarh -Ambala Highway, Near To Bindal Auto
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815004142

Gourmet Dhaka
Address: Ambala highway, Bus stand
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9988935093

Preet Fast Food & Restaurant
Address: Main Bazar, Dera Bassi,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 2506200

Papneja Juice Corner
Address: Near Ramlila Ground, Near Shiv Mandir, Main Market,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9417374705

Sweets in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi is also famous for the widest variety of desert items or sweet food available here. There are various shops in the city which sell some of the best sweet dishes like jalebi, kala kandm kaju barfi, Imarti, Pinni, Sooji Halwa, soan papdi and many others. Some of the best sweet shops here are listed below.

Haldirams
Address: Ambala Chandigarh Highway
Oppposite Glass Palace
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 7508297756

Chandigarh Sweets
Address: Barwala Road,Dera Bassi,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 8568075472, 9779319931

Anand Sweet
Address: Main Bazaar, Mubarikpur Camp
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9988049947

Green Sweets
Address: Shiv Mandir Chownk, Main Bazar
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9815466776, 9872233516

Lifestyle in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi is a small city where one can find numerous traces of modern lifestyle in the ways of living adopted by the natives here. Though urbanization has not fully reached the city area in its full force and facilities and amenities are far less but still the people are progressive in their minds and they acknowledge the benefits of the modern style of living. The city has basic fitness centers to encourage fit and healthy living as well as modern equipment based beauty parlors to treat skin and body.

Aashiana Beauty World
Address: House No-91, Ashiana Colony, Near Gulmohar City
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9855107819

Looks Beauty Parlour & Training Center
Address: 100, C-5, Upper Grd Flr, Gulmohar City
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9501665273

Mamta Beauty Parlour
Address: Near Ram Lila Ground,
Po- Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9888948553

Tourism in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi is not considered as a tourist location but it has multiple attractions which can be visited to enjoy the city in a much better way. One of the greatest attraction of Dera Bassi is its excellent location that provides gigantic scenic view that is simply mesmerizing. Apart from natural beauty the city some of the popular religious spots which include Angrish Shiv Mandir, Ram Mandir and Krishna Mandir along with several artistically built Gurudwaras which is quite famous among the natives. The nearby cities to Dera Bassi include Zirakpur at 9 kms, Panchkula at 14 kms, Chandigarh at 22 kms and Ambala at 26 kms only which also be visited as the nearest getaways to Dera Bassi.

Hotels in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi has some of the best accommodation facilities available close to the city. The hotels have all the basic amenities to have a comfortable stay.

Hotel Paras
Address: Chandigarh Ambala Highway,
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9814643877, 1762 2281388

Pinewood Guest House
Address: Ward No - 3, Chandigarh - Ambala Road, Opposite State Bank Of Patiala
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9356036770

Surya Mehal Resort
Address: Ramgarh Road, Mubarakpur,
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9316087000, 9878555077

Cassowary Hotel
Address: Opposite Dab Dayanand Public School
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 3326471

Hotel Jyoti
Address: Chandigarh Ambala Highway,
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9872982819, 9417129590,

Hotel Sartaj
Address: Near Sukhmani College & Hospital,
Delhi Chandigarh Highway Dera Bassi,
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 9814503002

Hotel Evergreen
Address: Ambala -Chandigarh Road, Opposite Bus Stand
Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 1762 226254

Transport in Dera Bassi

Dera Bassi can be well communicated with all major modes of travel which includes airways, railways and roadways. The nearest airport to Dera Bassi is Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 13.6 km. Chandigarh Airport has both international and domestic terminal which connects several prominent cities within the country as well as abroad. The airport has regular flights to all major metros of the country which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and others. The distance to Chandigarh airport can be traveled from Dera Bassi through Ambala Chandigarh Expressway in not more than 25 mins. The nearest railway station to Dera Bassi is Dappar Railway Station at a distance of 10.2 kms which can be traveled via National Highway 22. The station has limited number of trains travelling through it connecting major stations like Kalka, Barmer, Ambala and Delhi. Gaggar and Lalru railway station is also based close by connecting several prominent cities of the state and beyond.

Transport in Dera Bassi
Trains

The nearest major roadways close to Dera Bassi city is NH 22 and it Chandigarh Ambala Expressway which connect the city to prominent cities like Chandigarh, Anbala, Panchkula etc. There are local buses travelling through the area however the nearest major bus stand is based at Chandigarh from where one can connect to various popular cities. There are several car hire companies also which can be useful while travelling through roadways based in Ambala, Chandigarh, Zirakpur, Barwala etc. One of the best car hire company is based in Dera Bassi too operating for years with good reputation. The details of the same are

Dashmesh Taxi Services
Address: Barwala Rd, Nr Central Bank
Po Dera Bassi, District: Sahibzada Ajit Nagar, Punjab 140507
Phone: 7589283993, 9780754311, 9364694199, 9803762419

To conclude Dera Bassi has huge potential to progress in every way and increase revenue and facility of the location. However the District Administration has taken the matter into consideration with a positive response of seeing a lot of changes in future for better.

Dera Bassi at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Mohali
Population (2001)
• Total: 15,690
Languages
• Official: Punjabi
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN: 140507


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