Suratis ranked 2nd and 8th in terms of area and population respectively in India. Located on the bank of River Tapti, Surat is one of the main cities of Gujarat.
This city is known for its industrial excellence and growth with its roots strongly laid in diamond polishing and textile industries. It has so many textile industries that it is called the textile capital of the country.
The boundaries of the city are expanding day by day and it is soon heading to be the largest city of the country. With the pace it is expanding, it is not going to take so long to achieve this.
The municipality of Surat is a self-government body and it has come to action under the act of Bombay Provisional Municipal Act framed in 1949.
Goals of Surat Municipal Corporation
The Surat Municipal Corporation’s goal is to achieve heights in development in every aspect of its citizens’ lives and it is working hard to achieve this goal and is getting succeeded in it.
The Surat Municipal Corporation is not going to stop its developmental measures until the city is excellently equipped with all the necessary facilities and all its citizens’ get better standards of living than the present standards.
Services by Surat Municipal Corporation
Continuous water supply
Roads which are equipped to bear all seasons.
Underground sewage facility
Affordable health services to everyone irrespective of their financial status.
Wastage removal system which would allow the useful waste to be recycled.
Betterment of the standards of people in slums and providing accommodation to them.
Emergency fire service.
Recreation parks construction.
Improving urban area and facilitating its growth
Secondary Goals of Surat Municipal Corporation
Growth in trade and commerce
Developing higher education and research facilities
Developing health services
Emphasis in sports and games
Encouraging peoples’ participation in development
Accommodation to cultural growth
Encouraging the fields of entertainment and relaxation
These are the goals set by the Surat Municipal Corporation and the body is heading straight to the completion of these goals since many of them are being already achieved.
Statutory Authority of the Surat Municipal Corporation
The following authorities are distributed according to the provision of the BPMC Act 1949 and Section:
Committee of Khadi
Committee of lectures
Committee for mayor’s fund
Social Welfare and recreation
Hospital and Health
Housing project and Garden
Light and Fire
Advisory Committee for Maskati Hospital
Standing Committee: This committee constitutes of Municipal Secretary and auditor. All divisional heads report to the municipal commissioner.
Centers of Surat Municipal Corporation
Here are the centers of Surat Municipal Corporation spread in various areas of the city:
West Zone(Rander) Civic Center
West Zone Office, Baba Saheb Devras Road, New Rander Road, Tadwadi, Surat
Central Zone Civic Center
S.M.C. Main Office, New Annexy, Muglisara, Surat
North Zone(Katargaam) Civic Center
North Zone Office, Behind Gajera School, Beside Ramji krupa RowHouse, Katargaam, Surat
2530518, 2535100, 2530536, 2485700, 2480518
East Zone(Varachha) Civic Center
East Zone Office, Beside Saifi Soc. Opp. Panchvati Wadi. Lambe Hanuman Road, Surat
South Zone(Udhana) Civic Center
South Zone Office, Udhana Main Rd, Satya Nagar, Udhana, Surat
2277043, 2275651, 2276145, 9724346060-61
South West Zone(Athwa) Civic Center
Gokulam Dairy Road, Beside Adarsh Community hall, Adarsh Society, Ghod dod Road, Surat