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.
... the chemical factory located in SachinGIDC industrial area at around 2 am following an explosion in a large tank after leakage of inflammable chemicals stored in it, Surat in-charge chief fire officer Basant Pareek said.
In two separate incidents in Surat, a coolie\u2019s licence was cancelled after he pressed the emergency button of a Vande Bharat train, delaying it by 10 minutes and a ticket checker was suspended after vigilance officers found excess money in his possession ... An inquiry was initiated and his statements were recorded by Surat railway authorities.
Diamond factories of Surat have resumed operations from Monday after a recession-induced Diwali vacation of 36 days - the longest ever ... The office of the Surat Diamond Association also reopened on Monday ... early this year; October 21 was the last working day for the Surat factories.
The decision to partner with FedEx was taken at a webinar held Friday by the GJEPC GujaratRegionalOffice in Surat with over 200 diamond and jewellery businessmen and retailers across the state to understand the challenges and the way forward to increase exports.
Barot, advocate Zamir Shaikh and others had organised a press conference at Ishwar Farm, a Congress office in Surat. Apart from TRB members, the former president of Surat City Congress, Naishad Desai, was also present at the meeting ... We have organised a protest near Surat railway station on Monday.
The protest by affected personnel had reached the SuratCollectorate on Wednesday where they handed over a memorandum to Collector Ayush Oak, demanding withdrawal of the notification and a wage hike from Rs 300 a day to Rs 450 ...TRB personnel of Surat, Navsari and Valsad had also remained off duty on Wednesday.
Currently, around 1,600 TRB personnel work in Surat, helping the traffic police personnel at various junctions ... \u201cAll TRB personnel in Surat will remain on off duty on Wednesday and gather at the district collector's office ... On November 27, they will also sit on a dharna outside the Surat railway station,\u201d Barot said.
Surat. A 40-year-old man died, while two were hospitalised, following the chaos that occurred when passengers were boarding a Bihar-bound special train for the upcoming Chhath festival at Surat railway station in Gujarat on Saturday ... the resident medical officer of SMIMERHospital.
The injured were taken to hospital for treatment while a few others were given timely CPR by GovernmentRailwayPolice (GRP) at the Surat railway station ... Additional booking facility is provided to passengers to reduce the long queue at the booking office at Surat, three counters and nine shifts extra have been added.
A 40-year-old man died, while two were hospitalised, following the chaos that occurred when passengers were boarding a Bihar-bound special train for the upcoming Chhath festival at Surat railway station in Gujarat on Saturday ... the resident medical officer of SMIMERHospital.
A woman was arrested by the SuratPolice along with her paramour on Friday for their alleged involvement in killing her husband and stealing gold ornaments and laptop worth Rs 2.5 lakh. The deceased has been identified as Rakesh Naik (50), a resident of Ena village in Bardoli taluka of Surat.