SURAT-POST INDEPENDANCE

By Shreya → Sunday, 12 March 2017
Surat is situated on the banks of the river tapi.It is very well-known for its silk weaving and brocade.It is the place who have attracted a lot of traders as well as merchants.The city also thrives for its textile center mainly for its polyster fabrics.Later Surat became one of the Gujarat's fastest growing city,giving rise to many small and large scale industries.It also took part in India's freedom movement and went through many socio-political turmoil for many years.It has a global location of north latitude 21°15' and east longitude 72°52'.



ECONOMY:
Surat ranked 8th in India having GDP of $40 billion and it will reach $57 billion in the coming years.Industries in Surat play a major role in shipping of the economy. Textile industries have a great demand in the market.Exporting of these textiles takes place from India or to other countries.The industries that are related to jari and brocade works are also set up in Surat.
The diamond cutting industries have made a great mark in the economy.It has now become the important trading center of India.Along with Textile and Diamond, there are other sectors in city like Petroleum, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Cement, Metallurgy, Paper, Chemical, Fertiliser etc. Hazira INA, Magadalla, Ichchhapore, Olpad near Surat city are having 
giant industries like ONGC, GAIL, ABG Shipyard, Narmada Cement, Ambuja Cement, Ultratech Cement, NTPC-KGPP Power Plant, ESSAR group of Industries(Steel/Power/Chemical/Oil/Shipping), L&T, Reliance Industries.
At present the region accommodates about 20 large and small scale industries  producing polymer,heavy engineering,gas etc which cost about more than INR 20,000 crore.The hospitality market in the city is at a very nascent stage.Local demand for food and beverages and other income sources such as spas and fitness centers are developing up which will also contribute a lot in the economy growth.It also has a lignite based thermal power plant as it is the largest producer of lignite in Gujarat.Increase in the real estate business also paves a lot of help towards the economic growth.Surat's city administration will demand for setting up of an information technology hub and an Indian Institute of Information Technology on the outskirts of the city.

TRANSPORT SERVICES:
BY MEANS OF AIR:
The Surat airport has direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi.Many companies like Spicejet,AirIndia are starting their flights from Surat.


BY MEANS OF RAIL:
Surat railway station is under the administrative control of the Mumbai Division, Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The erection of Surat Railway Station began in 1860. It was selected as the Cleanest Railway station by the Indian Railways in 2016. and it is also selected for smart railway stations for India. Important trains those Origin/Terminate here :
  • Flying Ranee
  • Bandra Terminus–Surat Intercity Express
  • 12945/Surat - Mahuva SF Express
  • Puri-Surat Express

BY MEANS OF ROAD:
The city has seen the completion of road projects, particularly elevated roads. One of the very few multi-layer flyovers in India is now in Surat over Majura Gate. The Eastern expressway also known as Varachha Flyway is one of India's longest flyovers under city municipal limits in the four lane category.

Apart from this , there are good  freight services ( both offline and online booking available) , which helps in the delivery of goods across various destinations . With growing digital world , now you can book these services online using various websites like GoodsOnMove which provide you a simple and easy booking service and saves your time , money and hassle!!
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