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Welcome to the Customs Commissionerate, Ludhiana which has its jurisdiction covering the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Ludhiana city was founded in the period of Lodhi dynasty which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan were deputed by Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region. They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which means the town of Lodi's. The name later changed to the present name Ludhiana. Ludhiana has the distinction of having the first medical school, The Christian Medical College and Hospital for women in Asia. It was founded by Dame Edith Mary Brown in 1894.

Headquarters of Customs Commissionerate, Ludhiana is located at GRFL Complex, G T Road, Sahnewal. Ludhiana is known as an industrial hub for the manufacturing of hosiery and woolen garments, bicycles and its parts, sewing machines and its parts and auto parts besides other goods. The Commissionerate came into existence on 15.10.2014 with Shri S.K. Sawhney as the first Commissioner. There is one ICD-CONCOR, Focal Point, Ludhiana, and another ICD-GRFL, Sahnewal, Ludhiana. Besides, there are ICD, Chheherta; ICD, Jalandhar; ICD Bathinda; ICD, Mandi Gobindgarh and ICD, Dappar in Punjab, and ICD, Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. It also has two Land Customs Stations (LCS) one at Rail Cargo Amritsar Railway Station (Rail Cargo) and the other at ICP Attari, and one Air Cargo complex at Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport Amritsar, under jurisdiction of the Commissionerate. All activities related to clearance of goods for home consumption, warehousing, re-export for onward transit and outright export transshipment, take place from such stations.

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