Ahmedabad: Role Model for Infrastructure Development

By Accommodation Times News Services

Ahmedabad is the largest city and the erstwhile capital of Gujarat with a population of slightly more than 56 Lakhs as per the 2011 census. It is an important industrial and economic hub of the country with well-developed sectors such as communication, construction and commerce. It ranked third in Forbes’ fastest growing cities of the decade in 2010. In 2017, the historical old Ahmedabad was declared as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.

Among other things, Ahmedabad has carved its name for path-breaking infrastructure projects that have been emulated in other states of the country. It all began with the Ahmedabad development plan developed by the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) which was first sanctioned in 1954. However, the first step towards Ahmedabad of today was taken in 2002 when AUDA revisited the erstwhile development plans. Since then, the AUDA has prepared meticulous plans for the next 20 years which is revised every 10 years, which is more frequent than any other city in the country. The planners envisage the growth directions and input infrastructure plans accordingly, to ensure the healthy growth of the city.

Notable achievements in infrastructure in Ahmedabad

Several measures were taken in Ahmedabad which when duplicated can address a lot of problems in other cities. Let us take a look at those:

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