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.
We're now on WhatsApp. Click to join ...Yes ... Though the Company started in Surat, its first place of landing ... They established themselves legitimately by hiring land from the people who owned it and gradually increasing their landholdings. The idea was the more land you have, the more revenue you can collect ... It certainly wasn’t a quick land grab ... ....
“Agriculture and tourism are Surat Thani's key economic drivers ... Since travelling by road is a convenient way for Malaysians to visit southern Thailand, he suggested that tourism players explore ways to attract Malaysian big bikers and caravan groups to visit Surat Thani via the Thailand-Malaysia land borders.
With nearly every national conference of ministers being held in Ekta Nagar now and multiple helipads cropping up around the statue, the residents are no stranger to weekly VIP movements and chopper landings ... While we did not lose land like the others, they did receive compensation.
A protest by farmers in Surat's Vansva village halted a survey for a goods train project by the Railways and DistrictLandRecord (DLR) Department on Friday ...Around575 bigha (nearly 85 hectares) of land falling in 14 villages of Choryasi taluka, Olpad taluka, and Surat, is to be ...
The largest land acquisitions were made in Surat (160.51 hectares), Vadodara (140.3 hectares), Bharuch (140 hectares), and Ahmedabad (133.29 hectares) ... The largest land acquisitions were made in Surat (160.51 hectares), Vadodara (140.3 hectares), Bharuch (140 hectares), and Ahmedabad (133.29 hectares). .
NHSRCL stated that it has successfully finished 100 per cent acquisition of 951.14 hectares of land in Gujarat. This includes 6,336 private land parcels spread across eight districts of the state ... According to NHSRCL, the last parcel of land to be acquired in Gujarat was at Kathore village in Surat district (4.99 hectares) in September 2023.
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.