Services in Panaji
Any city in the world that claims to be a modern city and a major tourist attraction has to have its basic and public utility services in place. And Panaji city, which certainly belongs to this coveted league, does have in place a very efficient and robust public utility services, which is not just alleviating & improving lives of its local people, but is also the main driving engine of its burgeoning tourism sector.
Below is a breakdown and very brief information about all the important public utility services available in Panaji city.
Local Public Transportation in Panaji
Panaji city has indeed put in place a very robust public transportation services. It has a very efficient local bus service that not only connects Panaji to rest of important towns of Goa, but also important cities of neighboring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Besides, taxis including special taxis catering to tourists and auto rickshaws are equally important part of Panaji’s robust local transportation services. And also, Panaji offers a very unique public transportation ‘motorcycle taxis’. In Goa they are commonly referred as ‘pilots’ and are very easily recognizable by yellow mudguard and yellow number plate. This is indeed a very rare transportation service found in very few Indian states including obviously the state of ‘Goa’.
And lastly, since Panaji is an important tourist destination, there obviously ought to be hordes of rental car service companies, which mainly cater to transportation needs of incoming tourists.
Telecom and Internet Services in Panaji
Panaji and in fact all of the Goa state boosts one of the best telecom and internet services in entire country. No matter in which part of Panaji you’re in, you’ll never ever have any problem in connecting with rest of the world via mobile and Internet. Today Goa has as many as 14 mobile operators who also have the license to provide ISD and internet services.
Airtel, Idea, Reliance, Vodafone, BSNL, Videocon, Virgin GSM. You name it and all the big players from India’s telecom sector are providing their services in the state of Goa. And when it comes to internet, Panaji will also not let you down on that front. 2G internet, 3G internet and Wifi services are very much available all across Panaji city. In addition, normal broadband internet services are also available in the city of Panaji.
Banks and ATMs in Panaji
Needless to say, all the leading public and private sector Indian banks have their branches in the city of Panaji. Also, ATM’s of all the leading banks are available at all the strategic locations. And because Goa is also a leading tourist center, hordes of currency exchange agents and centers are also available throughout Panaji city.
Health services in Panaji
Today some of the best known multi & super specialty hospital chains have their centers in Goa. Some of them are located in the very heart of Panaji city, while others are located in the adjoining towns. This includes reputed names like Apollo hospital, Wockhardt Hospital and Manipal Hospital. Besides, there are also hordes of private hospitals which are efficiently backed by many local blood banks and ambulance services.
And lastly & more importantly, Goa including Panaji also has decent number of government hospitals from where locals and even tourists can avail affordable health services.
Electricity and Water supply in Panaji
Electricity and Water Supply are, without a doubt, important part of public utility services. And Panaji city boosts pretty efficient services on this front. Although today Goa is facing acute power shortage problem, there is no as such major loading shedding problem in the main city of Panaji. At least in the heart of Panaji city there is 24 hours electricity supply including residential places and important commercial institutions. The responsibility of supplying electricity to entire state of Goa lies with Electricity Department, which is obviously owned by State Government of Goa.
As for water supply is concerned, there is again no shortage of water supply in and around Panaji city. Especially not in all the famous hotels and commercial institutions located in and around Panaji city.
Postal and Courier Services in Panaji
Besides having branches of Indian postal services, Panaji city also have hordes of courier companies who also offer international courier services. In addition, there is also no dearth of companies providing packers & moving services.
LPG Gas Supply in Panaji
Today since Panaji is one of the richest and developed cities of India, essential commodities like LPG Gas cylinders are very easily available all across the city. Here too, likewise in most other parts of India, LPG Gas cylinder is supplied by HP (Hindustan Petroleum) and Bharat Gas. Their offices are located in the all the important residential and commercial parts of the city.
In case if anyone wants new gas connection anywhere in Goa, then the rules for it are pretty much the same that are followed in rest of India; which includes submitting photocopies of home agreement document and other identity proof documents to gas agency office.
Other Important services:
Other important services including pan card agents, Aadhar card centers, passports agents, legal services, tax consultant and many other important services can be easily availed anywhere in Panaji city.