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About Vijay Pur

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Vijay Pur, commonly spelled Vijaypur, is a small town located in the newly formed Samba District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated at a distance of 13 km from the district headquarters Samba and 28.9 km from the state’s winter capital Jammu. National Highway 1A (New Number: NH 44) runs right through this town; thus connecting it both to the summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu.

Geography of Vijaypur

Vijaypur is located at the geo-coordinate of 32.5853° North attitude and 75.0031° East longitude at the foothill of Shiwalik Mountains. The town has a flat terrain and an average elevation of 353 meter above the sea level.

Climate in Vijaypur

Since the area in and around Vijaypur falls under sub tropical zone, the town has hot and dry summer and a cold winter.  June is the hottest month of this region while January is the coldest.  The average temperature in this region ranges between 6 degree Celsius and 47 degree Celsius. Even in summer the nights are cooler. Most of the rain falls in the month of August (42 mm).

Administration in Vijaypur

Vijaypur Town
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Earlier the town was part of Jammu district; but when Samba was carved out of it, Vijaypur became a part of Samba district.  Today, the administration of the town is controlled from the district headquarters Samba.  Deputy Commissioner, who also acts as the District Development Officer, is the head of the administration in the district. In case of any necessity, you may contact him at the following numbers:

Office Phone Number: 1923-241-143 / 1923-241-141
Fax No: 1923-241-141
Mobile No:  94191-02019

Administrative Officers in Vijaypur

Vijaypur, being a tehsil headquarters, has a Tehsildar and a Naib Tehsildar posted here. They are required by law to keep in close contact with the people of the tehsil so that their problems can be solved at the earliest. In addition, the town also has a Block Development Officer and a Child Development Project Officer posted here. If you need to contact any of them, you may do so at the following numbers: 

Tehsildar (Settlement) Vijaypur
Mobile No: 97973-83918

Naib Tehsidar, Viajypur
Mobile No: 87170-51500

Block Development Officer, Vijaypur
Phone No: 1923-231050
Mobile No: 98583-60197

SO, BDO Office, Vijaypur
Mobile No: 94191-22536

Child Development Project Officer, Vijaypur
Mobile No: 94191-26498

Municipality in Vijaypur

Vijaypur also has a Municipal Committee to look after its civic administration. To do that, the committee has divided the town into 13 wards. Each of these wards is represented by a councilor elected by its residents. They function under the guidance of a chairman selected from among them. In addition, the state government also monitors the function of the Municipal Committee through an Executive Officer appointed by it. In case of necessity you may contact the EO through the following phone numbers:

Executive Officer Vijaypur
Phone No: 1923-231706
Mobile No: 94191-33278

Police in Vijaypur

Police in Vijaypur

The Police Station in Vijaypur is conveniently located on NH 1A.  In case of any emergency you may visit it in person or call at 01923-231045.

To contact the Station House Officer Vijaypur (SHO Vijaypur) you may call directly at 99063-97497.

Vijaypur also has a Sub Divisional Police Officer or SDPO posted here. His office is located close to the Vijaypur Police Station. He is the supervisory officer both for Vijaypur Police Station and Ramgarh Police Station. To contact him you may call at the following numbers:

Office Phone No: 01923-231045
Mobile No: 99060-06990

However, the Senior Superintendent of Police is the senior-most police officer in the district and controls the activities of every police station under his jurisdiction. Following are his contact details:

District Police Office, Samba.

Office Phone No: 01923-246100
Mobile No: 9419042643
E-mail: sspsamba-jk@nic.in

Post Office in Vijaypur

The post office in Vijaypur falls under Jammu Postal Division of Jammu Kashmir Postal Circle. The pin code of this post office is 184120. To know more, you may call at 01923-231026.

Hospital in Vijaypur

Health in Vijaypur

Vijaypur has an emergency hospital called Government Accidental Hospital located on NH 1A. At present it is a ten-bedded hospital that provides basic treatment to the patients from surrounding areas.  More serious patients need to be taken either to District Hospital in Samba or to Jammu. However, a bigger hospital building is now under construction and when it is ready, the hospital will be in position to provide all kinds of critical treatments to the patients.

Banks in Vijaypur

In spite of its small size, Vijaypur offers excellent banking service. Many reputed Indian banks have opened up their branches here. Following are some of them:

Bank of India (BOI)
Main Bazaar, Near Mini Bus Stand
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 8146210661
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: BKID0006358 / NON-MICR / 006358

Vijaypur Ramgarh Road
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 1800180433
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: HDFC0003850 / 180240018 / 003850

Jammu & Kashmir Bank (JK Bank)
Vijaypur Kothey, Ramgarh Road
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 9419142952
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: JAKA0VIJAYP / 180051099 / VIJAYP

Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
Main Chowk
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: ORBC0101194 / NON-MICR / 101194

Punjab National Bank (PNB)
National Highway 1A
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 9419308066
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: PUNB0778600 / 180024043 / 778600

State Bank of India (SBI)
National Highway
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 01923-231913, IP 405677,
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: SBIN0004417 / 180002016 / 004417

Yes Bank
City: Vijaypur
Pin Code: 184120
Contact No: 01923-231036
IFSC Code / MICR Code / Branch Code: YESB0CJ0111 / Non MICR / CJ0111

Economy in Vijaypur

Vijaypur does not have any major industry. The economy of the area is mostly dependent on agriculture and trading. Farmers in this area grow cereals and vegetables. Amar Market, located on the National Highway, is a big market in this town.

Places of Tourist Interest near Vijaypur

Vijaypur Tourism

Although Vijaypur itself does not have many places of tourist interest, the areas around this town has many important tourist spots. Among them we should first mention Baba Sidh Goria Shrine, located at a distance of 8 km from Vijaypur on NH 1A. It is one of the most popular shrines of this area and the deity is revered by lakhs of people. Many consider him to be their family god.

Purmandal, located at a road distance of 27.6 km from Vijaypur is another good place to visit. The town has an ancient Shiva temple, which is revered by all and because of that the town is also referred as Chhota Kashi. Five kilometers from Purmandal is another religious place known as Uttarbeni. It too has many ancient temples. Besides, the area effuses with scenic beauty and that is one more reason why you should visit these two ancient towns

In addition, to you may take time to visit Shri Narsingh Dev Ji Temple at Ghagwal, Chichi Mata near Samba Town, Baba Chamlyal on zero line of Indo-Pak border and of course the Mansar Lake, located on the Samba - Udhampur Road.

How to Reach Vijaypur

Since Vijaypur is located on National Highway 1A it is easily reachable by road transport system from different parts of the country. In addition, the town also has a railway line running across its northern end. The railway station here is known as Vijaypur Jammu Railway station and is coded as VJPJ. However, only a limited number of trains stop at this station.  That is why most travelers first come to Jammu and then travel the remaining distance to Vijaypur by road transport system.

Vijaypur at a Glance

Tehsil: Vijaypur
District: Samba
State: Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinate: 32.5853° N, 75.0031° E
Elevation: 353 meter
Pin Code: 184120
STD Code: 1923
Assembly Constituency: Vijaypur
Parliamentary Constituency: Jammu

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