Maninagar

Maninagar is an area of Ahmedabad city, Gujarat, India. It is located in the southern part of the city and an important area of the city. It can be divided into two regions - Maninagar East and Maninagar West, separated by the Maninagar Railway Station.

મણિનગર
Neighbourhood
મણિનગર is located in Gujarat
મણિનગર
મણિનગર
Location in Gujarat, India
મણિનગર is located in India
મણિનગર
મણિનગર
મણિનગર (India)
Coordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°ECoordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°E
Country  India
State Gujarat
Metro Ahmedabad
Government
 • Body Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
 • Density 258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 380 008
Vehicle registration GJ-01-XX-XXXX (Former), GJ-27-XX-XXXX (Current)
Civic agency Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Website gujaratindia.com

History

Maninagar is originally a Land that belonged to Seth Maneklal Manilal, a powerful banker. He donated a big piece of this land to develop the first organized settlement outside the walled city. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel created the first town planning scheme for Manipur, now called Maninagar.[1][2]

Cityscape

The Kankaria lake and Nagina Wadi are situated in this area. This area also hosts a train station on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai line where most of the major trains stop.

Maninagar is also the entrance to the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway.

Education

There are many schools in Maninagar including; Jay Somnath Higher Secondary School, J.L. High School, Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School, Reubs High School, Nelson High School, Shri Durga Vidhyalaya High School, Gurunanak & Chandraketu Pandya English Medium School, Diwan-Ballubhai School, Doon International School, Best High School, Shree Sardar Patel & Swami Vivekanand High school, Durga High School, Hebron High School. Colleges include AMC Dental College, AMC Medical College, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research And Management (IITRAM), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, K.K Shastri Govt. College, National Institute of Design (NID)

Transportation

Maninagar is probably the only locality in ahmedabad which has a railway station, municipal bus transport station and a state transport station. All at one point. Apart from this you now have a BRTS hub (Bus Rapid Transit System). So all in all, you have every mode of transport available in maninagar. Maninagar is connected to all parts of the city through this stations. Maninagar is also well connected through NH-8 (old) and expressway.

Movie Theaters

Maninagar has 2 old theaters named - "Apsara- Aradhana" near Kankaria Lake and "Meera" near Shah-Alam. It also has a theater named Anupam which was recently renovated. It has also City Pulse.

Sports

Physical Ground is a multi-sports stadium situated in Khokhra. It was inaugurated in the year 2010. The stadium serves place to play sports like cricket, football, badminton, chess, wrestling, judo, and basketball.

In the month of March 2011, Gujarat state level; chess competition, 200 m running, kabbadi, cricket and badminton were held

It was one of the centers for Khel-Maha-kumbh that was held in 2011 by Government of Gujarat.

Member of Legislative Assembly

2002-2012

Year Member Political Party
2002-07 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2007-12 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2012-2014 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2014–Present Suresh Patel Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results

2012

Gujarat assembly elections, 2012: Maninagar[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Narendra Damodardas Modi 1,20,470 75.38%
INC Sweta Sanjiv Bhatt 34,097 21.34
BSP Siddhant Yasvantray Kashyap 1,251 0.78
Majority 86,373 51.04
Turnout 1,59,807 70.78
BJP hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "History of Maninagar".
  2. ^ "Maninagar founder's haveli restored".
  3. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-03-02.

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