City at a Glance
Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s new capital city and one of the beautiful and greenest city in India, lies on the west bank of the Sabarmati River, about 464 km away from Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Gandhinagar presents the spacious, well-organized look of an architecturally integrated city.
Thirty sectors, into which the city has been divided, stretch around the central Government complex. Each sector has its own shopping and community center, primary school, health center, governmetn and private housing. Apart from which there is a generous provision for wide open green parks, extensive planting and a large recreational area along the river giving the city a lush green garden-city atmosphere.
Gandhinagar’s roads are numbered, and have cross roads named for Gujarati alphabets like “K”, “KH”, “G”, “GH”, “CH”, “CHH”, “J”. All roads cross every kilometer, and at every crossing traffic circles decrease the speed of traffic.
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE (CENSUS 2011)
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205 km2 (68 sq mi)
81 m (266 ft)
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Gandhinagar has a tropical wet and dry climate with three main seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. The climate is generally dry and hot outside of the monsoon season. The weather is hot to severely hot from March to June when the maximum temperature stays in the range of 36 to 42 °C (97 to 108 °F), and the minimum in the range of 19 to 27 °C (66 to 81 °F). It is pleasant in the winter days and quite chilling in the night during December to February. The average maximum temperature is around 29 °C (84 °F), the average minimum is 14 °C (57 °F), and the climate is extremely dry. The southwest monsoon brings a humid climate from mid-June to mid-September. The average annual rainfall is around 803.4 mm (31.63 in).
Gandhinagar Railway Station also known as Gandhinagar Capital (GNC ) is located in Sector 14. Many trains running on the western zones passes through Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad Railway Station in Kalupur Ahmedabad is the nearest rail junction (25 km away) which provides connectivity with all the major cities and towns of India. The Indian Railways transports are Available for Moving in Northern India & Eastern India From Kalol Railway Station.
Gandhinagar is connected to Surat, Mumbai, and Navi Mumbai through National Highway 8A. It is connected to Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, New Delhi & Chandigarh through the National Highway 8C.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located in Ahmedabad is 18 km away from Gandhinagar and provides connectivity with domestic flights to the Metropolitans and other major cities of India. It also provides a many International flights from Ahmedabad to across the world.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses provide transport in and outside the state.Main GSRTC bus depot is situated at sector-11 (Pathikashram). Intercity buses between ahmedabad and gandhinagar is also operated by GSRTC. Gandhinagar got its own city bus service in August 2009. The city bus service is operated by VTCOS. In the first phase of city based transportation service, a total of eleven buses running on compressed natural gas have been allotted. CNG auto-rickshaws are available for local transport.
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