Surat, previously known as Suryapur, is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative capital of the Surat district. The city is located 284 kilometres (176mi) south of the state capital, Gandhinagar; 265 kilometres (165mi) south of Ahmedabad; and 289 kilometres (180mi) north of Mumbai. The city center is located 22km (14mi) south of the Tapti River.
Surat had a population of 4.6 million at the 2011 census, making it the second largest city in the state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest metropolitan area of India. Surat is the 34th-largest city by area and 4th-fastest developing cities in a study conducted by the City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank on urban affairs. The city registered an annualised GDP growth rate of 11.5 per cent over the seven fiscal years between 2001 and 2008. Surat was awarded "best city" by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) in 2013. Surat is selected as the first smart IT city in India which is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative tied up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. In May, 2015 Tech giant IBM has chosen Surat among 16 global locations for its smart cities programme. The city has 2.97 million internet users which is about 65% of total population.
Surat Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 26 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Gujarat. Veteran BJP strongman Kashiram Rana has been an MP from this seat for 6 terms. Surat was also the constituency of the 7th Prime Minister of IndiaMorarji Desai, who has been an MP for this constituency for 5 terms. Surat has elected BJP leaders as MP since 1989 with overwhelming margins.
Surat...Recently, the police control room received a few complaints from the airport after the issue was reported by pilots landing at Surat airport ... When an aircraft is descending at the airport, especially during night time, the pilot has to clearly see the runway so as to make a smooth landing,” said AmanSaini, director, Surat Airport.
CHENNAI ... The NITI Aayog report considered 16 goals including 'no poverty', good health and well-being, quality education, reduced inequalities, climate action, life below water and on land and peace, justice and strong institutions to arrive at a composite score. Chennai and Surat secured identical scores of 69.36 ... Start a Conversation. .
Three flights diverted from Surat due to fog ... Surat. Three flights were diverted from Surat airport following low visibility due to fog on Tuesday morning. According to Surat airport officials, as thick fog covered Surat ...
With the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project facing resistance from tribals in Palghar district, the NationalHigh Speed RailCorporation Ltd (NHSRCL) has now agreed to pay an additional bonus of 25% to consenting land sellers ... With 75% land acquired in Gujarat, the trial run on a 50km stretch is likely to happen from Surat to Bilimora.
PATNA ... Tejashwi also said in the past, he and the opposition had provided evidence in this regard in terms of video clips, but the government did not take any action ... Tejashwi also said he had presented evidence on the floor of the state assembly against land reforms minister Ram Surat Rai and his brother, but no action was taken in this regard ... .
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Tejashwi Yadav calls Nitish Kumar’s review meeting on prohibition a sham ...Bihar ... PATNA ... Tejashwi also said he had presented evidence on the floor of the state assembly against land reforms minister Ram Surat Rai and his brother, but no action was taken in this regard. Start a Conversation. Top StoriesRight Now ... .
Private airline, Go First (formerly known as GoAir) announced the launch of its direct flight connecting diamond city of Surat with ... The company's first flight G8 2202 was flagged off on Thursday from Surat at 1000 hours which landed at Delhi at 1145 hours.
PATNA. The demand of liquor is literally at an all time high in the ‘dry’ state during the ongoing panchayat elections ...State revenue and land reforms department minister Ram SuratKumar said there were reports of high demand for liquor in the panchayat polls to lure the voters ... Start a Conversation. .
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. 3.38 crore litres of illicit liquor seized in Bihar in last 2 months ... Here’s how you can get the best of technology with the latest Intel-powered laptops ... State revenue and land reforms department minister Ram SuratKumar said there were reports of high demand for liquor in the panchayat polls to lure the voters ... .
The CM was chairing a review meeting on initiatives being taken by the revenue and land reforms department, which was attended by revenue and land reforms department minister Ram SuratKumar, chief secretary Tripurari Sharan, additional chief secretary (revenue and land reforms) Vivek Kumar Singh and other officials.
The Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation (GFRF) has given a grant of Rs 20 lakh for the one-year first-of-its-kind project titled, ‘Ecology of Leopard in relation with prey abundance and land use pattern in Surat district, Gujarat’.
Industries to provide land in lion, GIB areas to offset forest land buy ... “The steel company has acquired land for their facility near Surat and are presently in the process of handing over an equal amount of land in Amreli district,” the official added ... In return, the AAI has acquired land for the forest department in the GIB habitat, sources said.