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Projects, News, Discussions of Surat Metropolitan Region(SMR) which consists of Surat City and surrounding regions.

The Surat Metropolitan Area/Surat Metropolitan Region (SMR) is a metropolitan area consisting of the Indian metropolis of Surat and its satellite towns. Developing over a period of about 18 years, it consists of one municipal corporation, 7 municipalities and 6 Counter Magnets. The entire area is overseen by the Surat Urban Development Authority(SUDA), a Gujarat state government organisation in charge of town planning, development, transport and housing. The Surat Urban Development Authority has faced difficulties in developing proper integrated planning of the region as result of which a new urban development body (Surat Metropolitan Region Development Authority) was planned in 2008 for the entire Surat Metropolitan Region. Although it is under SUDA authorities the area outside of Surat Municipal Corporation lacks organised development. The region is also famous for haphazard and illegal development as a result of rapid urbanisation. The examples of haphazard development are Chalthan and Kim on NH 8 and Hazira, Kadodara on NH 6. Many fear it is on the verge of becoming a Mega-slum. Surat Metropolitan Region is India's sixth largest metropolitan region in terms of area. The metropolitan limits of the Surat Metropolitan Area were extended in 2008 by the State's Urban Development Ministry. The limits were extended from 800 sq.km to 4255 sq.km including Navsari and Dang districts.


The region has an area of 4,255 km² and a population estimated in 2010 as 6,512,000.
 
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