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This is the most comfortable and easiest way of travel. Attock is connected with Hassanabdal, Burhan and Jand by Local and national trains. The city station has two platforms. It takes 30 minutes from Hassanabdal and 1.5 hour from Jand to reach the city.
The Attock city is connected with surrounding cities by highway connections from six major directions. So people can reach Attock city by bus or car. Attock Bus Stop is the main bus station for all buses and vans in Attock, and is located to the east of the city. Major Pakistan cities are connected to Attock by vans. However, the highway network are very well established and some highways are still under development.
Vans is the most efficient, fast and highly integrated way of transport in Attock. Daytime transport runs from 05.00 a.m. (mostly after Fajar Prayers) to 10.00p.p. It is used by around 400 million passengers per year and for different routes different vans are running to cover all areas of the district and other cities.
Attock City has 5 km of tracks in the city and covers large areas of the city. It carries around 100 million people a year. Mostly in summer it operates 24/7, and in winters it start operating at 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is the most usable transportation system available in Attock City and all other Cities of District.
The public transportation system in Attock is one of the economical systems. Two-third of city's population makes use of the vans and buses. The public transportation system covers most of the areas local peoples are likely to visit frequently.
The name Attock was again given to it in 1978. District Attock is bounded on the north by Swabi and Haripur districts of N.W.F.P., on the East by Rawalpindi, on the South by Chakwal district, on the South-West by Mianwali district, in the West by Kohat district and on North-west by Nowshera district of N.W.F.P. The Indus River flows along the western boundary of the district for about 130 Kilometers. It divides Attock district from the three bordering districts of N.W.F.P. Attock district is spread over an area of 6,856.7 Square Kilometers having population of 1,264,564 and comprising of following 6 tehsils, 440 villages, 72 Union Councils and 3 Cantt areas:
Attock is located at 33° 46' 20N Latitude and 72° 22' 6E Longitude. It has an altitude of 348 metres (1,142 ft). The average annual rainfall in the district is 783 mm (30.8 in).
Attock District's climate is characterized by very hot summers and very cold winters. The maximum temperature reaches 40°C. The northern part is more humid, with a relatively moderate climate as compared to the southern part.
Attock District, is located in the northwest of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The district was created in 1904 by the merger of Talagang tehsil from the Jhelum District and the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi District of British Raj. The original name was Campbellpore district after Sir Campbell who founded the city of Campbellpore to the southeast of Attock Town. The name of the district was changed to Attock in 1978.
The city's foundations were laid in 1908, and it was named Campbellpur after Sir Campbell.
The history of the District is practically the same as that of Rawalpindi district. Hassan Abdal, the chief relic of the Buddhist period, was one of the towns subordinate to the capital of Taxila, and under the Gakhars, Mughals, and Sikhs the District followed the fortunes of Rawalpindi. The chief historical events recorded are the defeat of Anand Pal near Ohind by Mahmud of Ghazni, the foundation of ATTOCK by Akbar, and its vicissitudes in the Sikh Wars. The District was constituted in 1904, the tahsils of Attock, Pindi Gheb, and Fatahjang being transferred from Rawalpindi District, and that of Talagang from Jhelum.
The district Attock was created in April 1904 by the merger of Talagang Tehsil in the Jhelum District with the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province of British India.
Attock fort was completed in 1583 under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi, a minister of Emperor Akbar. The Mughal caravan sarai outside the fort, which is almost on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road, was also built during this period