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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Ahmedabad: Abode of Mahatma Gandhi

Founded on 26th Feb, 1411 A.D. by Sultan Ahmed Shah, this city, prior to this was also known as Ashaval and Karnavati. The name 'Ahmedabad' means 'City of Ahmed' after its ruler. Today this historic city is 601 years old.

'Jab kutte pe sassa aaya, tab Badshah ne shaher basaaya (Seeing the hare chasing the dog, the Emperor built the City)'. This saying defines the very existence of Ahmedabad. According to the legend, Sultan Ahmed Shah, while camping on the banks of the Sabarmati River, saw a hare chasing a dog. The Sultan was impressed by the act of bravery and decided to locate his capital there.

Thus the fortified city of Ahmedabad was built. At that time the city had an outer wall 10 km in circumference and consisting of 12 gates (locally known as darwaajas, all of them are present even today), 189 bastions and over 6,000 battlements. Till 1758, under Mughal rule the city flourished. Then the Marathas came and the city began to lose its importance. In 1818 the British came and the city again regained its former glory. It became India's textile hub and earned the tag of being 'Manchester of the East'

Ahmedabad was home to the non-violence movement and played a major role in securing Indian independence, This city was also the home of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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With a city population of more than 5.5 million and a metropolitan population of 7.2 million, it is the largest city of Gujarat, the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India and 51st in the world (in 2012).

Currently it has some of India's most prestigious projects under implementation; like the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), the Sabarmati Riverfront Development, Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) city and the Kankaria Lakefront Development.

The city has an area of around 500 sq kms while the Greater Ahmedabad has an area of approx 1500 sq kms. The Sabarmati river cuts the city in to 2 equal halves, which are connected by 12 bridges.

OK, now for the pics. I've limited to 2 pics per post (40 per page). BTW, there are 1500 of them, with more coming . So, here goes then....
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First, I am putting all the aerial / bird's eye view shots


Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway (connects Ahmedabad to state capital Gandhinagar)




Interchange on the highway

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