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.
In 1759, the Britishers took charge of SuratCastle and ran their administrative offices, coordinating with other offices in different parts of Surat city and neighbouring districts ... After the British, offices of departments of Surat administration, including police stations, treasury, revenue, mamlatdar, and so on, operated out of the fort.
A renowned builder in Gujarat\u2019s Surat allegedly attempted suicide at his office on Friday evening, leaving behind an audio clip naming four people, including an alleged hawala operator and other businessmen, for allegedly harassing and threatening him ...Saroli area of Surat.
An adult female leopard, which had killed a 11-year-old boy in Surat district's Mangrol taluka on ... Surat Divisional ForestOfficerAnand Kumar said, \u201cWe took the measurements of its pug marks and matched them with the one that had killed the boy, and found them identical.
On the basis of the report submitted by the ASP, a case has been registered against sub-inspector Lekhram, woman head constable Premlata and special police officer (SPO) Surat Singh under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 342 ...
According to officers, Chosla had summoned the owner of a tour and travel firm from Surat on September 12, 2023, under the pretext of an application, and threatened to implicate him in a case related to the application ... Fearing collusion with the Surat ACB, the complainant contacted the Vadodara ACB office and filed a complaint.
On December 9, 2020, Asura allegedly collected the bribe from the jeweller's office who subsequently, filed a complaint with the RajkotACB police leading to an investigation ... Fearing the PSI's collusion with the Surat ACB, the complainant contacted the Vadodara ACB office and filed a complaint.
Our new branch will increase availability of our whole range of products \u2013 50 categories of products and around 1,050 packings \u2013 in Kutch.\u201d The GCMMF already has its branch offices with warehouses in Ahmedabad, Anand, Surat, Mehsana, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
A Surat court passed an order to maintain the status quo after a civil suit was filed by Khedut Samaj Gujarat, over the restoration and possession of their demolished office in the city ... Khedut Samaj's lawyer Salil Kinkhabwala had filed a suit before the Surat Civil Court asking ...
He subsequently approached the Varachha zone office and met JuniorEngineer Keyurbhai Patel and requested him not to demolish the rooms ...The man later approached the SuratACB office and lodged a complaint on Tuesday.