Posted on | January 15, 2010 | 11 Comments
Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has unveiled his ambitious plans to to create twin cities on lines of New York and New Jersey in Gujarat. These include Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar, Surat-Navsari and Bharuch-Ankleshwar.
Creating the twin cities would entail having better infrastructure for transportation, affordable housing, sustainable energy sources and jobs. In my humble opinion, this is a very ambitious plan with challenges, but not at all impossible. All these twin cities will create centers of economic and social growth, not that Ahmedabad’s reputation as a major city is questioned.
Not totally unrelated to the twin cities concept, there are plans to create a middle ring road costing approximately Rs. 178 Crores (US$36Million). The interception is planned at Magob with canal road corridor to link the traffic coming from Surat-Kamrej Road, Surat-Bardoli Road and Surat-Navsari Road.