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Infrastructure in Surat

Surat and south Gujarat are the centres of industrial activity and is pivotal in the state's development. Surat being the second largest city of Gujrat is one of the fastest growing cities of India.

The infrastructure of Surat is competent enough to any other metropolitan city. The infrastructure of Surat encompasses transportation, communication, education, Housing and it has every aspect you would expect from a city.

Infrastructure in Surat

Surat being the industrial center, has huge number of  migrants resulting in increase in the urban population. Thus, certain growth management strategies are formulated to boost up the infrastructure  and to create a viable environment promoting growth. 

One such strategy was ‘Comprehensive Mobility Plan’ formulated in 2008 with a focus on increased connectivity, integrated transport systems, new parking projects and policies, and provision for pedestrian and cycle users. 

The Industrial Area in Surat

Surat is one of the most well planned cities in the country. The diamond cutting and polishing industry of the city can give an outlook of the industrial scenario of the city. 

About 42 percent of the cutting, polishing and finishing works of the world's diamond products are done here. The city also holds some rich textile industry and several heavy engineering plants.

Road and Rail Connectivity of Surat

Surat being an industrial centre and an upcoming city, traffic problems are prevelant. There are over 12 lakh vehicles registered with the regional transport office, as against the estimated population of 37 lakhs. 

SMC ( Surat Municipal Corporation ) therefore prepared the Comprehensive Mobility Plan which anticipates comprehensive development of transport infrastructure including road network on Ring and Radial model, multi-level parking and BRTS

A Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is also being developed linking Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The proposed DFC passes through six states in India, of which ,Gujarat accounts for 38% (564 Km) of total DFC length (1483Km). 

Almost all the talukas of Surat are well connected with the rail network. Surat is also well connected with Valsad, Vapi and Mumbai towards its south and with Bharuch, Vadodara and Ahmedabad in the north with good frequency of trains.

Airports and Port Connectivity of Surat

Surat has a domestic airport which is well connected to different metros, thus making transportation by air much feasible. Its has daily flights to Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Jaipur and Delhi.

Surat’s geographical location is ideal for a fledgling industrial centre. Its proximity to sea makes the transportation through water  much easier. Magdalla & Hazira Ports  are the two ports in Surat which has good rail and road connectivity.

Hazira Port in Surat has close proximity to the high speed dual carriageway which is under construction. The port is also well connected with main Mumbai – Ahmedabad - Delhi broad gauge railway line. 

The existing industrial portfolio of Hazira includes industrial activities such as petrochemicals, fertilisers, heavy engineering, steel, energy and port related activities. Magdalla port is 2 Km away from the state highway and 15 Km away from NH8.

Power Supply in Surat

All the industrial activities requires uninterrupted supply of power and Gujrat electricity board  provides the extended support.

There are five 220 KV sub stations at different locations in the district at Sachin, Ichhapor, Kim, Vav and Bardoli. There are eight power stations in the district and one power station is proposed at Aakhakhol. One 132 KV sub station is in place at Bhestan.

Healthcare in Surat

Healthcare serves as one of the factors that help in the social development of a city. Surat has some very good specialised hospitals. There are community and primary health centers present in the district and private hospitals are operational in Surat City. 

Lions Cancer Detection Centre Trust at Surat has been providing specialised treatment to cancer patients since 1968.  There are also three TB hospitals present in Surat to provide best treatment facilities.

Housing in Surat

Rapid industrialization of Surat, with the growth in labour intensive industries namely textile manufacturing, trade, diamond cutting and polishing industries, has led to the massive migration of labour from different parts of the country to the city. There are various infrastructure companies in Surat, working towards the development of the city.

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