Municipal Corporations In Punjab

As of May 2021, there are total 13 municipal corporations in Punjab. Municipal corporation in Punjabi is called as 'Nagar Nigam' (ਨਗਰ ਨਿਗਮ). So if you are asked the question "how many nagar nigam in Punjab", then the answer is that there are 13 nagar nigam in Punjab.
Earlier there were 10 municipal corporations in Punjab. In September 2019, Punjab government created three new municipal corporations namely Batala in Gurdaspur district, Kapurthala city in Kapurthala district and Abohar in Fazilka district.
Kapurthala is the only district in the state which has more than one municipal corporation and these are Kapurthala and Phagwara.
The municipal corporations come under the control of Department of Local Government (also called as Local Bodies Department). Brahm Mohindra of Congress, who is an MLA from Patiala Rural East in Patiala district, is the cabinet minister of this department. The head office of this department is at Sector 35, Chandigarh.
A list of municipal corporations of Punjab and the names of the respective Mayors are given below. The latest local bodies elections in Punjab were held in February 2021 and the names of the mayors are updated according to that.
  1. Amritsar - Amritsar is the second largest city of Punjab and is famous for the Shri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Karamjit Singh Rintu is the current mayor of Amritsar, elected in January 2018. He belongs to Congress party. Raman Bakshi is the senior deputy mayor and Younis Kumar is deputy mayor of Amritsar municipal corporation.
    Population: 11.59 Lakh
    Office: Municipal Corporation Amritsar, Town Hall, Amritsar.
    Contact Number: 0183-2545155
    Email: cmcasr@gmail.com
    Website: www.amritsarcorp.com
  2. Bathinda - Raman Goyal of Congress is the current mayor of Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB). She is the first woman Mayor of the city who took charge as the Mayor of Bathinda in the year 2021.
    Population: 2.86 Lakh
    Office: Near Railway Station, Bathinda.
    Phone: 1800-180-2626 (Toll Free Number)
    Email: cmcbathinda@gmail.com
    Website: www.mcbathinda.com
  3. Hoshiarpur - Surinder Kumar Shinda is the current mayor of Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur, who took charge as the Mayor of the city in April 2021. He has earlier served three times as councillor. He belongs to Congress party.
    Population: 1,68,653
    Office: Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur Building, Shakti Nagar, Hoshiarpur - 146001.
    Phone: 01882-220322, 244022
    Email: eomchsp@gmail.com
    Website: www.mchoshiarpur.org
  4. Phagwara - Phagwara is the smallest municipal corporation according to the population and it is the only city which is not a district headquarter but is a municipal corporation. Mr. Arun Kumar Khosla is the mayor of this city.
    Population: 97,864
    Office: Town Hall, NH1, Phagwara, Punjab (144401)
    Phone: 01824-260426
    Email: cmcphagwara@gmail.com
    Website: www.mcphagwara.com
  5. Jalandhar - Jalandhar is the third largest city (by population) of Punjab. Jagdish Raja, a five time councillor and member of Congress, is the new mayor of Jalandhar. Surinder Kaur was elected as senior deputy mayor and Harsimran Bunty was appointed as deputy mayor of Jalandhar. Do you know that Jalandhar is famous for which industry?
    Population: 8,68,929
    Office: 1st Floor, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Admin Complex, Jalandhar.
    Phone: 0181-2227015
    Email: commissioner.mcj@gmail.com, complaints.mcj@gmail.com
    Website: www.mcjalandhar.in
  6. Ludhiana - Ludhiana is the largest city of Punjab having a population of more than 16 lakh. Balkar Singh Sandhu is the new mayor of Ludhiana since March 2018.
    Population: 16,18,879
    Office: Municipal Corporation, Clock Tower Road, Mata Rani Chowk, Ludhiana
    Phone: 0161-2748412, 0161-545877, 98140-20912
    Website: www.mcludhiana.gov.in
  7. Patiala - Patiala is the 4th largest city of Punjab. Sanjeev Bittu is the mayor of Patiala municipal corporation, who was elected for this post in Jan 2018. Yoginder Singh Yogi was named senior deputy mayor and Vinti Sanger as deputy mayor.
    Population: 4,46,246
    Office : Municipal Corporation, Moti Bagh, Patiala. Pincode - 147001.
    Contact Number : 1800-180-2808, 0175-2303513
    Email : cmc_patiala@yahoo.com
    Website : www.mcpatiala.in
  8. Moga - Akshit Jain, son of former MLA Joginderpal Jain of Shiromani Akali Dal, is the current and first mayor of Municipal Corporation Moga. Anil Bansal is the senior deputy mayor of Moga.
    Population: 1,63,397
    Contact Number: 01636 - 220337, 220472
    Address: Municipal Corporation, Moga. Pincode - 142001
  9. Pathankot - Anil Vasudeva of BJP is the first and current mayor of Pathankot.
    Population: 1,56,306
    Office: Sarain Mohalla, Pathankot, Punjab 145001
    Phone: 0186-2220230, 0186-2220929
    Website : www.mcpathankot.gov.in
  10. Mohali - Amarjeet Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Jeeti Sidhu is the current mayor of Municipal Corporation Mohali (S.A.S. Nagar). He belongs to Congress party and is the younger brother of health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.
    Population: 1,66,864
    Office : Municipal Corporation SAS Nagar, Sector-68, Mohali
    Contact Number : 0172-5044907, 0172-5044910
    Email : mcsasnagar@gmail.com
    Website : www.mcmohali.org
  11. Abohar - Abhoar in Fazilka district was upgraded to Municipal Corporation in September 2019. The first elections for this municipal corporation were held in Feb 2021. Vimal Thathai, a senior Congress leader is the first and current Mayor of Abohar.
  12. Batala - Batala in Gurdaspur district was upgraded to Municipal Corporation in September 2019. The first elections for this municipal corporation were held in Feb 2021. Sukhdeep Singh Teja, a first time councillor is the first-ever and current Mayor of Batala.
  13. Kapurthala - Kapurthala, the head quarter of Kapurthala district was upgraded to Municipal Corporation in September 2019. The first elections for this municipal corporation were held in Feb 2021. Two-time councillor Kulwant Kaur has been elected the first Mayor of the MC.