Anandiben to arrive in Surat on Sunday with a basket of housing dreams
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, in a dazzling ceremony, will perform the ground breaking ceremony for the ambitious Diamond Research and Mercantile DREAM City and the world-class Surat Diamond Bourse at Khajod in the diamond city of Surat on February, 15. The entire DREAM City project will take place on 2000 acres of land. At least 20,000 people from the diamond industry in India and abroad are expected to attend this glittering ceremony. The CM will be accompanied by the Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitaraman. She will attend at least six programs in Surat on Sunday.
The Dream city will primarily consist of Surat Diamond Bourse that will be constructed at the cost of Rs. 1,25,000 crore, in an area of 1.5 crore square feet, will house 10 thousand odd offices for the diamond traders from India as well as foreign countries. Facilities for the diamond traders from various countries to sell their rough diamonds and also to buy polished diamonds will be provided here. International level banking and insurance services as well as import export facilities will be made available at the Diamond Bourse. The Diamond Bourse, that is expected to provide employment to 1.50 lakh people directly and around five lakh people indirectly, will have its independent custom and central excise office. The Chief Minister will also visit the mega exhibition dome, displaying the models of SDB and DREAM City.
The ambitious Dream City will have Central Business District CBD, that will not only consist of Diamond Bourse but also high rise district area with land mark buildings, office complex, exhibition complex, training schools and private as well as nationalized banks. Located near Surat Air Port and national highway, it will be connected with Surat city through BRTS city link. The project will have wide roads, gardens, commercial as well as residential complexes, modern hospitals and medical facilities, five star hotels, restaurants and business clubs. It will also have a world-class convention centre, indoor and outdoor sports complex, world-class educational institutes and recreation centers. It will have Wi-Fi facility, smart and intelligent system and supportive back up facilities.
The DREAM City project will be implemented by DREAM City Company Limited, a State Government owned Special Purpose Vehicle SPV, being formed especially for implementing the project successfully expeditiously.
Surat is a city located on the western part of India in the state of Gujarat. It is one of the most dynamic city of India with one of the fastest growth rate due to immigration from various part of Gujarat and other states of India.
Surat is the 8th largest city of India in terms of population and largest in non-capital cities. As per city mayor’s foundation report, Surat is the 4th fastest growing city globally. The city has a very vibrant economy. It is hub to the diamond and textile industry. According to an estimate, Surat accounts for 90% of the world’s total rough diamond cutting and polishing. In textiles, Surat contributes 40 per cent of the nation’s total manmade fabric production, 28 per cent of the nation’s total manmade fiber production. With the decadal growth of over 55%-60% since last four decades, Surat is one of the cleanest city of India. It has the most vibrant present and an equally varied heritage of the past. It is the city where the British first land in India. The Dutch and the Portuguese also established there business centers in Surat, the remnants of which are still preserved in the modern day Surat. In past this was a glorious port with ships of more than 84 countries anchored in its harbour at any time.
Still today, Surat continues the same tradition as people from all around the country flock in for business and jobs. Surat has practically zero percent unemployment rate and jobs are easier to get here due to very fast development of various industries in and around Surat City.
|Surat City||2nd largest city of Gujarat in terms of Area and Population|
|Population||44,66,826 (Census 2011)|
|Density||13680 Persons/Sq.Km. (Census -2011)|
|Location|| Latitude : 21.112°N|
Longitude : 72.814°E
|Municipality Established||1852 AD|
|Corporation Established||1966 AD|