ALLAHABAD: A point city tries to move with time



Allahabad built on a very ancient site was known in Aryan times as Prayag and Brahma himself is said to have performed a sacrifice here. The Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang has also written about visiting the city in 634 AD. It acquired its present name in 1584, under
Akbar. 

Later, Allahabad was taken by the Marathas, sacked by the Pathans and finally ceded to the British in 1801 by the Nawab of
Avadh.

It was in Allahabad that the East India Company officially handed over the control of India to the British government in 1858, following the Mutiny. The city was a center of the Indian National Congress and at the conference here in 1920, Mahatma Gandhi proposed his program of non-violent resistance to achieve independence.

Allahabad’s Civil Lines is an area of broad avenues, Raj-era bungalows, modern shops and some outdoor eating stalls. The main bus terminal is also here. It is divided from the dense, older part of town, known as Chowk, by Allahabad Junction railway station. 

There is a Tourist Bungalow and office on MG road. The main branch of the State Bank of India in Police Lines is the place to Change money. 

SAS Travels is an Indian Airlines agency but no flights operate from Allahabad’s airport. The city of Allahabad is 135 km west of Varanasi at the confluence of two of India’s most important rivers-the Ganges and the
Yamuna. 

The mythical invisible Saraswati River, the River of Enlightenment, is also believed to join them here. The confluence, known as the Sangam, is considered to have great soul-cleansing powers and all pious Hindus hope to bathe here at least once in their lifetime. 

Hundreds of thousands bathe here every January and February and once every 12 years the Kumbh Mela, the worlds largest gathering of pilgrims, draws millions to the confluence for a holy dip.

Allahabad is a growing IT market, although the IT initiatives that the government talked about is still in doldrums. The market has picked up after Diwali and the people are optimistic that it will continue to be so. According to a reseller, Allahabad no doubt has a lot of potential and scope to grow.

Here also the market is dominated by the assembled PCs, which according to a reseller constitutes 90 percent of the market. Leaving just one present for the branded ones.

Among the main buyers, the computer institutes top the list, which have sprung up in the city. As the trend seen in most of the cities, here also the home segment is the most thriving segment and constitutes about 75 percent, the rest being taken over by the
corporates, SMEs.

CSI Allahabad chapter

Apporva Agaha
Chairman
High Court
Allahabad
Tel: 227395 (O)/640917(R)
E-mail: apporvaagha@hotmail.com

Dr Arun Kumar
Vice Chairman
MONIRBA, Allahabd University
Tel: 502645(O)/465245(R)
E-mail: arun@shuchita.com

Ashish Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Management Consultant
Allahabad
Tel: 467406(O)/461163(R)
E-mail: ashmanager@yahoo.com

Mohan Jadwani
Jamuna Marketing
Allahabad
Tel: 623891(O)/425891(R)
E-mail: jamunamktg@hclinfinet.com

Major Resellers

Achin Dev Computers
18/260, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 315429

Afzal A Siddiqui
5th Floor, Chandralok Complex
Birhana Road, Kanpur
Tel: 300969

Amafhh Communication Services
79/77, First Floor
Bansmandi, (Near Aaj Press)
Kanpur
Tel: 214433

Apsol Technologies
444/9, Shastri Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 361321

Backup Zone
15/59, Civl Lines
Kanpur
Tel: 311904

Bhagwati Distributors
51/28, Rajaj Market
Ram Ganj, Near Ganges Hotel
Nayaganj
Kanpur
Tel: 214141/360131

Bharat Computers
5/11, Charan Singh Colony
Govind Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 614328

Bhukania Computrinics
7/111A, Swaroop Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541811

Big Byte Computers
Shop No 240
Naveen Market
Kanpur
Tel: 354594

Blue Chip Enterprises
24/92, Birhana Road
Opp State Bank of Patiala
Kanpur
Tel: 10504

CK Computer
9/2, Vijay Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 222481

Catch Me
9/10, Labour Colony
Data Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 231507

Century Computer Centre
LGC 5, Gumti Plaza
Gumti No 5
Kanpur
216471

Comexcell Technologies
LG, 17A, Somdutt Plaza
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 306449/305378

Compro
8/25, Kurshawan
(Phool Bagh)
Kanpur
Tel: 250055/252076

Computer Corner
16/23, Civil Lines
Kanpur
Tel: 318094

Computer Education
107/235, Nehru Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541231

Compuwares
63/3, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 317349/355785

Dataman Computer Systems (P) Ltd
25/16, Karachi Khana
Kanpur
Tel: 316505/317191

Diamond Electronics
120, KDA Market
Vikas Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 91512316505/317191

Digitech Computers
UG D9, Somdutt Plaza 10
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 293259

Dow Hitech System
8/2, A2, Arya Nagar
Manas Mandir Marg
Kanpur
Tel: 256719/291897

EI Systems
17/143, Telegraph Road
Opp St Meera School
Kanpur
Tel: 367778

Euro Computer Consultancy
620/6, Keshav Nagar
PO Juhi
Kanpur
Tel: 271486/546129

Gollo Enterprises
29/43, Maheshwari Mohal
Kanpur
Tel: 313836

Great Five Computers
G5 Computer Centre
MIG 19, Sector-3
Hemant Vihar, Barra 2
Kanpur
Tel: 612101

Hi Point Computeronics
Stall No 98 (Upstairs)
Naveen Market
Kanpur
Tel: 362522/319966

Info Today Computers
7/109, G1, Flat No 17, 
Prabhu Mahima App
Swarrop Nagar, Kanpur
Tel: 210360

Infocare
113/115, Swarrop Nagar 
Kanpur
Tel: 553875/541470

Infosoft
B12, City Center
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 631760

Kaizen Infotec
Thailendra Shukla Partner
Tilak Hall Lane
Meston Toad, Kanpur
Tel: 353960

Ken Electronics
111/125, Harsh Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541547

Lipi Data Systems Ltd
First Floor, Flat No 2014/45
Chunni Ganj, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 542355

Micro Chip Systems
126/46, Block Govindnagar
Kanpur
Tel: 262068/645452

Micro Info Tech
House No 2B, Pradhan Gate
Near Gyan Manjusha School
Nankari, IIT
Kanpur
Tel: 591166

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