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-based businessman's Yunus Shaikh daughter is supposed to fly to Canada on October 2 to study in a university there ... She is my only daughter, how can I send her to a foreign land amid such uncertainty?\u201d she asked. The head of a reputed visa consultancy firm in Surat, ...
Khedut Samaj's lawyer Salil Kinkhabwala had filed a suit before the SuratCivil Court asking for restoration and possession of the office, stressing that the farmers' society, which owns the land, may carry out construction or give the land on lease to some other party.
... landing on runway 27 at Mumbai airport leading to a temporary closure of runway, an official statement said ... A total of 5 aircrafts have landed at Surat airport and two flights are still hovering in the airspace.
...Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL operating flight from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai was involved in runway excursion while landing, an official statement said on Thursday ... A total of five aircraft have landed at Surat airport and two flights are still hovering in the airspace.
... in runway excursion (veer off) while landing on runway 27 at Mumbai airport leading to a temporary closure of runway, an official statement said ... A total of 5 aircraft have landed at Surat airport, and two flights are still hovering in the airspace.
Addressing a public meeting near the SMC, Italia alleged that the Surat mayor had sold reserved land worth Rs 800 crore for Rs 50 crore. \u201cFor development of any area, 40 per cent of the land is reserved for setting up fire brigade, police station and health centres, among others. The BJP leaders have sold such reserved land to their friends.
A man was arrested by the Surat crime branch on Tuesday for allegedly posing as a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and giving interviews to the local media claiming that he designed the lander module for the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission ... The Vikram lander had successfully made soft landing on the moon on August 23.
Last winter, he says, some of his land began to sink, causing part of his crop to become waterlogged and machinery to get bogged ... Across much of the SuratCMA’s rugged landscape, this sinking effect is forgiven – or overlooked – by landowners who run livestock and receive payouts from gas companies in exchange for hosting gas wells on their land.
A sub-inspector with the SuratTraffic Police has landed into trouble after a purported video showed some alleged bootleggers showering notes on him at an event ... Goswami who was posted in Navsari for five years, before he was transferred to Surat last year, said that he was ...
A friend who is a scientist in ISRO sent me this video \u2764\ufe0f\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf3 #Chandrayaan3 #IndiaOnTheMoon pic.twitter.com\/Tk7jx63OPF \u2014 Syed IrfanAhmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) August 23, 2023 Another X user shared a video of a huge crowd gathered in a market in Surat to watch the Chandrayaan-3\u2019s landing on a large screen.