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. Delhi chief minister and (AAP) convenor on Friday arrived in Gujarat's Surat to "thank" the people if the city, where his party has put up an impressive show by winning 27 seats in the recently-held civic polls ... During his visit, he will also meet local office- bearers of his party and the newly-elected corporators.
Most of the fund’s properties are located in Chennai, Bangaluru and Pune where certain commercial real estate investments were also made alongside the residential ones, mostly in the form of office buildings and commercial centers.
Bihar revenue minister Ram Surat Rai on Wednesday promised action against officers found deliberately delaying mutation of land beyond the 15-day timeframe in the state ... out of 1.50 lakh, were pending for disposal at 23 circle offices in Patna, leading to harassment of people.
The Congress has not won a single seat in Surat where the Aam AadmiParty (AAP), a new entrant, made impressive inroads by winning 27 seats ... Its workers celebrated by cutting cakes at the party office ... In a separate incident, Congress workers, angry at the party not winning a single seat in Surat, created ruckus at the office in the city.
The ruling party retained power in all the six municipal corporations in the state -- Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar...The people of Surat have done a great job ... In a separate incident, Congress workers, angry at the party not winning a single seat in Surat, created ruckus at the office in the city.
Taking responsibility of the defeat, Surat city Congress president Babu Rayka resigned from the post ... Several Congress leaders reached the Surat city Congress office at Nanpura and took out a photo of president Babu Rayka and threw it on the road and chanted slogans against Rayka.
The cops have seized two laptops, 10 cell phones, 19 passports along with Rs 2.43 lakh cash from office of Patel, a Vadodara resident, who along with Surat resident RaviBhaskar has been arrested. Bhaskar assisted Patel in office work.
Surat... A senior AAI officer seeking anonymity said, “The input cost for the strengthening of the runway strip at Surat will be increased by 30% as the prices of cement and steel have increased compared to 2017 ... At present, Surat airport has more than 15 flights per day to various domestic destinations in the country.
Surat. A few of the several porn movies in the porn video racket were shot in a bungalow of Bardoli town around 35 km from the Diamond City... A majority of these had been made in and around Surat,” said a police officer ... “The videos are not full-length movies but of different durations which Hashmi himself directed and filmed,” said an officer ... City. .
Shahid, who was arrested from Surat, is accused of killing a Govandi resident in August 2016... However, Shahid had fled from Mumbai soon after the incident and was living in Surat by changing his identity, said a police officer. Assistant inspector Valmik Kore got a tip-off and a team went to Surat and brought the accused to Mumbai.
Mumbai police’s crime branch, which is investigating the case of porn movies’ production, on Wednesday arrested another person from Surat, taking the total number of arrests to nine ... semi-porn films, an officer said. Some of these movies were also shot in Surat, the officer added.