is a city in the state of Gujarat. Situated about 284 kilometres south of the state capital Gandhinagar
is the administrative capital of the Surat
district. At a distance of 22 kilometres south of the Tapti River lies the city centre. This city accounts for 90% of the worlds total rough diamond cutting and polishing.
enjoys smooth connectivity via roads, rail, and air. Railway station was selected as the Cleanest Railway Station by the n Railways in 2016. The key highways passing through the city include the Udhana- Highway, - Highway. An and Middle are under construction which is believed to decongest the traffic from the major highways that pass through the city. There are also several flyovers that facilitate roads transport in Surat
. Also a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Highway System, Surat
will soon have an intra-city metro train service. Bus Rapid Transport System is already functional in most areas of the city, while for the others, the work is in progress. Besides, Surat
boasts of a computerized water distribution system and drainage system with a sewage treatment plant that transforms waste into energy. It prides itself for having one of the best water treatment plants in India.Surat
is the first smart IT city in India
. Microsofts CityNext Initiative in collaboration with IT companies will upgrade its amenities. It is also amongst the 100 n cities under the flagship Smart Cities Mission. A Research and Mercantile City or DREAM City will soon come up near Surat
, much like the GIFT City. It will be equipped with the amenities required for a complete life.
With the overall progress that the city exhibits, the real estate market has witnessed a boom in keeping with the other sectors of the city. Several global MNCs and manufacturing hubs have forayed into the city, which is attracting investors to explore the potential of the real estate industry here. Palanpur
, and Vankal
are some of the prime locations to have property in Surat
. A favourite of both businesspersons and salaried professionals, Surat
is being considered the next hotspot for the real estate market, with special emphasis on the residential projects. The new projects target affluent businesspersons and middle income groups alike.
is home to several places of interest, such as Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium, Nature Park, Blues Adventures, Sneh Botanical Garden, Science Centre, the Sardar Museum, Navinchandra Mafatlal Garden, Heritage Square, Castle, Chintamni Jain Temple, Dutch Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Garden, Beach, Gavier Lake, and few others. Festivals like Navratri, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated here with immense enthusiasm. Uttarayan is the famous kite-flying festival here which falls on Makar Sankranti. Surat
hosts a number of prestigious educational institutions, including Sardar Vallabhbhai Institute of Technology, Veer Narman South Gujarat University, Gujarat Technological University, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research, amongst others. The city is equipped with a decent distribution of hospitals and healthcare centres on one hand, with a flurry of shopping malls and recreational hubs on the other.