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Vadodara (Baroda)

Located in Central Gujarat, Vadodara is a vibrant, metropolitan city that is home to many fine Educational Institutions and remains the Cultural Capital of Gujarat.

Laxmi Vilas Palace (courtesy Ashish Tibrewal)



Sur Sagar (courtesy Kedar Sule)



Population: Approx 1.6M

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Major industries present:




Chemicals (Yellow)

1. Nandesari GIDC Industrial Estate link
2. Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals: “Fertilizernagar"link
3. Gujarat Alkalies link
4. SABIC (Plastics) link
5. Nirma link
6. Dupont (Chemicals/Fertilizers) link


Oil & Gas (Red)


1. Reliance Industries link
2. IOC Gujarat Refinery link
3. ONGC


Pharmaceuticals (Green)


1. Alembic link
2. Sun Pharma (inc R&D) link


Engineering (Blue)


1 & 2. Larsen & Toubro (Engineering)
3. Larsen & Toubro (R&D) link
4. Makarpura GIDC (various, mainly Engineering)
5. Bombardier link
6. ABB link
7. Alstom link
8. Siemens link
9. FAG Bearings link

In nearby towns:

Wagodhia

10. Apollo Tyres (Auto/Engineering) link
11. Waghodia GIDC Ind Estate (various) link

Padra

12. Gibraltar Glass & Ceramicslink


To the north of Vadodara are Halol and Savli in the coming years, Govt of Gujarat are looking to turn Savli-Halol into a “Special Investment Region” focussing on Auto, Engineering as well as Biotech and Chemicals.

Halol is currently home to General Motors, CEAT and another GIDC Industrial Estate, mainly in engineering. Vadodara to Halol Highway is where Kemrock and Areva T&D engineering facilities are located. Savli meanwhile, has the main manufacturing of Bombardier where Delhi Metro trains are made)

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Current Projects in Vadodara
  • Greenfield Airport SSC Thread
  • 6-Laning of NH8 South to Surat (This July)
  • Widening of Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway
  • DMIC will pass through the Vadodara
Vadodara Municipal Corporation

http://www.vadodaracity.com

Please use this thread for any projects, development or discussion related to Vadodara (Baroda)
 

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City to get Science Park at Kamatibaug

VADODARA: While the Science City at Ahmedabad may be something many might envy, Vadodara too will have a smaller version of it to cater to children and citizens of the city. Planned on the lines of the facility at Ahmedabad, the science park will come up at Kamatibaug in place of present zoo that is to be shifted to Ajwa in the near future.

The proposed science park coming up in place of the zoo will have several interesting displays and live experiments for children and adults. The Sayajibaug Garden, better known as Kamatibaug, already has a planetarium, a museum, a health museum and an aquarium on its premises besides the existing zoo and the garden there.

"The set up is ideal for a science park to come up there. While the city does not have an appetite for a full-fledged science city like that in Ahmedabad, it can definitely have a smaller set up with interesting displays for kids," said an official. The official added that the proposal for the park had already been made in the present budget.

The present zoo is located in about 45 acres. Officials said the land was enough for a science park. "We have announced the plan of establishing a park in the budget and made an allocation of Rs 50 lakh. However, we will not undertake the entire expense now. The park will come up in two phases with the first phase kicking off in a month's time," said mayor Balkrishna Shukla.

The first phase will come up on the existing premises on Kamatibaug. The second phase will be taken up after the zoo is shifted to Ajwa. All this will be available for other recreational projects once the zoo is shifted. Expertise of local persons who have worked on projects at Science City in Ahmedabad will also be used. "The blueprint will be finalised soon," Shukla said.
 

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US Based Engineering Firm opens unit in Savli

VADODARA: US-based engineering firm ITT Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, opened its first production facility in India at Savli on Friday here. ITT officials said the new facility will help the firm increase its market penetration in Asia.

The facility in Savli GIDC is spread over an area of 3.75 lakh square feet to manufacture pumps and valves customised to the needs of Indian market. It is designed to allow future expansion with total planned investment worth Rs 100 crore Rs 40 crore in the first phase and Rs 60 crore in phase two.

With the new unit, the company, which is world's largest supplier of pumps and systems to transport, treat and control water and other fluids aims to cater to demand from India locally.

"India, China and the rest of Asia play a central role in our growth plans," president of ITT's China and India operations Mike Kuchenbrod said, adding that having local presence and dedicated engineering staff in India will provide the company get a platform to serve its local customers and grow along with Indian economy.

Managing director of ITT India Sam Yamdagni said, "Our leading brands such as Goulds pumps, Bell & Gosett, Lowara, Flygt, Leopold, Koni and Cannon are very popular globally and in India. And we are in a position to grow substantially with the emerging market economies."

The company has been marketing its products in the country for more than a decade and it has been supplier of shock absorbers to Indian Railways. Apart from that, it had also provided components for country's first-ever moon mission recently.
 

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Banyan trees to be covered under Biodiversity Act

VADODARA: The city that derived its name from banyan tree might be able to regain its lost glory if the state government has its way. Considering the depleting number of banyan trees in the city, the state forest department has decided to incorporate the trees under the Biodiversity Act.

The banyan trees will be considered as indigenous trees in the city and will be given special treatment. "Till now, people were able to raze banyan trees without any kind of permission. But now they will have to take special permission before cutting them," said SK Nanda, principal secretary, forest and environment.

"We will be including such indigenous trees under the act in other districts of the state too," Nanda added.

The district forest department will initially focus on the areas that don't have enough green cover and then move on to other areas. "We are aiming to plant over 1.08 crore trees in the entire district. Tree plantation programmes will be first taken in areas like Kalali and ring-roads in Waghodia area where the number of trees are very less, Nanda said.
Nice to see efforts in both Surat and Vadodara to have a green conscience during development
 

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VMC tests new pipeline

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has started using the third water pipeline form Ajwa reservoir to the city on an experimental
basis. The pipeline is one of the most ambitious projects taken up by the civic body in the recent past. The project entails drawing water from Ajwa reservoir to the filtration plant at Nimeta
. The new filtration plant has a capacity of 50 MLD. The pipeline reaches at Sardar Estate where the VMC plans to make a reservoir at Sardar Estate as a part of the project. The pipeline project itself will cost around Rs 50 crore.

After Sardar Estate, the line travels on Ajwa Road and from thereon goes to Waghodiya Road. From there, it travels to various parts of the city with one branch also going towards Panigate
 

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VMC gives nod to Night Life in Vadodara

Barodians will finally get a place now to enjoy nightlife after a long day of work. After a long wait, the proposal for Raatri bazaar in Vadodara has been finalised by the standing committee of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). The night market which will have food stalls, eating joints and other entertainment zones will come up near VIP road and is expected to start by Navratri.

The VMC will complete the work by Navratri and citizens of Vadodara will now get to enjoy at a place will be officially be open even after midnight. The demand for the Raatri Bazaar was initially put forward by current MLA of Raopura constituency a decade ago. The bazaar which is proposed at the VIP road being at the centre of the city will be convenient for everyone.

"The decision to start the Raatri bazaar comes as a respite to all. There is no place in the city where one can go and enjoy late in the night. Vadodara lacks night life, and this will also help people doing night shifts," said Jignesh Shah, a citizen. The location is also in proximity to express highways connecting to Ahmedabad and Surat.

In a conversation with DNA, mayor and MP Balu Shukla said, "We plan to start the Raatri Bazaar by this Navratri. The rough plan of the complex has already been prepared the design in mind. It will be aesthetically designed and also have a modern touch to it. The place which will offer various eating options will be open till late. The time has not been finalised yet."

The complex will have ample parking space too and will organised in a proper way by guards to avoid traffic jams. Security guards will be deployed at the centre to avoid any untoward incident, added Shukla.
 

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Great Job GJ10:)

I try to post some photo's ... which were taken when I stayed in gujarat (Surat) ...

But last month I moved out of Gujarat (in particular lovely city Surat:cheers:)
 

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Indiabulls: HighStreet Vadodara

Indiabulls: HighStreet Vadodara



Welcome to Vadodara's newest landmark, HighStreet Vadodara. Indulge yourself in our new integrated complex featuring contemporary residential apartments, office and retail spaces as well as a business hotel all of which are surrounded by ample greenery and centrally located at the heart of Vadodara. Choose life at HighStreet Vadodara.
Created with ingenuity and initiative by the very best here at Indiabulls, this integrated complex covers 6.34 acres of prime Vadodara land. Bringing together the best of commercial and retail spaces, a high-end business hotel along with a well-designed residential complex, HighStreet promises to be the ideal address for market leaders and professionals alike.

  • Located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Vadodara
  • Retail complex designed for maximum visibility
  • Elegant and customisable office spaces
  • Retail complex to include convenience stores and more
  • Over 250 contemporary residential apartments in multiple formats
  • 100 room high-end business hotel with a state-of-the-art business centre and therapeutic spa facilities
  • Abundant parking for residents and visitors
Strategically located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Vadodara at the junction of Akota Road and Jethalpur Road, HighStreet is at the centre of Vadodara.



Masterplan



Retail (retail microsite)



Hotel (hotel microsite)



Residential (residential microsite)



 

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From this map:



We can see quite clearly that HighStreet Vadodara is being developed on the site that is labelled as "Ambica Mills"

Interestingly, on the overview map for HighStreet, there is mention of a "Windward Plaza" being located on the site of Gokak Mills.

This seems to be a Mall/Multiplex development by Shapoorji Pallonji, but Im unable to find any official information regarding it so far.
 

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Rs 38-cr project mooted to draw waters from Narmada

VADODARA: To meet the water requirement in western part of the city, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation has mooted a Rs 38-crore project
to draw
water from Narmada canal, sources in the civic body said. The project, which is awaiting a go-ahead from the state government, will entail the construction of an intake well at a private land near Sherki village on the outskirts of the city.

According to civic body officials, following an approval from the government, VMC will invoke the urgency clause no. 17 of Land Acquisition Act ( whereby government gets special powers in case of urgency and directs the collector to take possession of any land needed for public purpose) and take possession of 9,500 square metre of land near Sherki.

Explaining the project, the official went on, "An intake well at the cost of Rs 3 crore will be built on this private land. The water drawn from the canal will be pumped to the intake well, which will be constructed in its vicinity. The pumping station will also be built next to the land." The water will be transported to a water treatment plant (which will also be newly constructed) and the treated water will be distributed to the western parts via pipelines.

"The plan is to draw 1.5 crore gallon (75 million cubic litre per day) of water from the Narmada canal," the official said, adding that the tendering process for the project has already begun from the month of June. Once the plan is put into action, authorities of Narmada canal will be handed over a design for the base.

At present, the water distributed to the western parts are drawn from seven water tanks including
Sama, Gorva and Harinagar areas. The water at these tanks is collected from wells of Poicha and Rayka-Dokda. To this, the addition of the water of Narmada will fulfil the requirement. The rest of the city is supplied water from Ajwa and river Mahi.
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hey guys...i guess this is my first msg..on this forum even though i m not new member...i m frm baroda....currently at toronto...wants to see more pics of my city which i haven't seen for years...so plz plz plz...post some new pics of vadodara...i m hearing it's improved a lot now...cheers ..........................:)
 

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hey guys...i guess this is my first msg..on this forum even though i m not new member...i m frm baroda....currently at toronto...wants to see more pics of my city which i haven't seen for years...so plz plz plz...post some new pics of vadodara...i m hearing it's improved a lot now...cheers ..........................:)
I have been visiting this site for about 1yr+ and finally decided to start posting. its fun. Jai Gujarat...Jai India.:banana::banana:
 

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thanx dude...but i like to see ppl frm guj/vadodara post more pics...which is very rare in this forum..except big projects...i knw we means gujarat have developed more in shape than any other southern states...but still i couldn't find anybody frm guj interested in tat matter..well i m not in india otherwise i wud do tat...4sure...

anyways..we have been gettin some gud hits..about our id things...tats hilarious how ppl do claim without proper act...
 
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