Punpun is a satellite town in Patna Metropolitan Region in Patna district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is located 10 km south of Patna. The name Punpun comes from the river Punpun, a tributary of river Ganges, on whose bank the village has flourished.
17.6 sq km of area in Dumri Village in Punpun block of Patna (PMR) has been allocated for IT Park. This place has a good development scope in Patna and very close to Patna and connected by Rail and Road NH 83 and SH 78.
Location in Bihar, India
|Metropolis||Patna Metropolitan Region|
|• Body||Patna Municipal Corporation|
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• Official||Maithili, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Mata Seeta has spent some time near Punpun village at the bank of Punpun River. For Pind-dan Gaya and Punpun are the most important/ auspicious places in Hindu Dharma. Every year from Nepal and all over India Hindus come here to do pind-dan. It is said that the first pind-dan was done in Punpun later than Gaya. Many towns such as Sigori are located on the banks of the river.
Punpun is only 12 km from Patna, and better connectivity of train and road so it develop the education hub in future. AIIMS And IIT are located 15 km in range. In Punpun a S.M.D. College and Subodh Kumar mahila College provide Post Graduate Level Education. A 10+2 level government School for boys and girls give better education for that reason. There are a lot of primary government and private schools to improve the education quality.
Punpun is on its way to be developed into a business hub, as many small companies have started to invest in the area. Kingfisher will start beer factory in Nabutpur. In Micro-level there are so many self-employment co-operative society are running and provide job, for example Alawalpur(Punpun) village will start a self co-operative milk union to promote true dairy products in Patna. In this dairy guided by educated youth of Alwalpur for better utilization of resource and promote job inside the village. Awesome Punpun is the facebook group. This group is under punpun, news, festival all activities, etc. - The Awesome Punpun
There are many playgrounds in Punpun. Cricket is a very popular game in Punpun. High School Ground, Gandhi Maidan, and S.M.D. College ground are the main playgrounds in Punpun.