Utilities and Services in Hubli
Transportation Services in Hubli
The typical yellow and black auto rickshaws are the lifeline of Hubli city. As they are by far the most popular and affordable local transportation service available in Hubli city. The biggest auto rickshaw stands are obviously available outside Hubli Railway Station and Hubli Airport. Auto rickshaws in Hubli city charge fare on the basis of meter.
As for bus service is concerned, inter-city bus service does exist connecting Hubli to Dharwad city. The frequency of bus service is also pretty good. In coming years, local transport services in Hubli are only going to improve further. All thanks to ongoing ambitious projects like BRTS project connecting Hubli to Dharwad via dedicated corridor and a monorail project – first of its kind in entire south India.
As for railway and airline services are concerned, Hubli is blessed with absolute state-of-the-art railway and airport. Hubli Railway Station is in fact headquarters of the South Western Railway zone and connects Hubli to almost all the important cities/towns of India. Likewise even Hubli Airport connects Hubli to almost all the leading cities of India. Although Hubli Airport is not that swanky and is a very small airport.
Healthcare Services in HubliHubli city has a pretty competent health service. It has all the basic and advanced health facilities that any leading metropolis should have. Below is list of all the health service available in this city:
- Advanced multi-specialty hospitals.
- Specialized maternity hospitals and nursing homes
- Services of specialized doctors – dentists, dermatologists, orthopedics, cardiologists etc
- Availability of hordes of chemist shops including 24 hours chemist shops and ayurvedic chemist shops.
- Availability of emergency services like blood banks, ambulance services and eye banks.
Telecom and Mobile Services in HubliSince Hubli is one of the important commercial hubs of Karnataka, it obviously has a very competent telecom and mobile services. The who’s who from India’s telecom sector like BSNL, Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance offer mobile and internet services in this city. With so many big players, getting uninterrupted telecom and internet service in Hubli is no problem at all. Today Hubli in fact is also well equipped to provide 3G and next generation 4G internet services to its citizens. Even wi-fi services are available in many important landmark places including railway station and airport.
Hospitality Services in Hubli
Today Hubli is blessed with 5 star, 3 star, 2 star and hordes of lodging services. Amongst 5 star hotels, biggest name like Taj has its luxurious hotel here. Besides, 3 star and budget accommodations like lodging services are equally good and value for money. All these hospitality hotels are obviously located in the proximity of Hubli Railway Station & Airport and other important commercial places of the city. And of course if you as a tourist or for that matter as a local want to indulge your palate in different rich cuisines, then Hubli won’t disappoint you on that front too.
There are innumerable budget family veg/non veg restaurants, multi cuisine restaurants, fast food centers and quite a few buffet restaurants.
Banking Services in HubliIt is but obvious that biggest players from India’s banking sector will have their branches in the biggest commercial hub of North Karnataka. Government owned banks like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Karnataka have widespread network throughout Hubli city. And of course even big private banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and many others have huge presence in the city of Hubli.
Electricity and Water SupplyApart for few hours of load shedding that is carried out daily, Hubli otherwise has a decent electricity and water supply. The few hours of daily load shedding anyways have had a minimal impact on commercial and economic activities in the city. The responsibility of supplying electricity to Hubli is in the hands of Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (HESCOM), a Government of Karnataka undertaking formed in 2002. The water supply responsibility on other hand is in the hands of Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation.
Courier and Postal ServicesDomestic and international courier companies have their offices all across Hubli city. There is even good presence of packers and movers companies all throughout Hubli and government owned postal services obviously has a considerable presence in the city.
Other important services in Hubli Other important services available in Hubli are as follows:
- LPG gas cylinder supply by Bharat Gas and HP.
- Pan Card agents
- Aadhar card centers
- Legal services in form of civil/criminal lawyers and tax consultants.