Interesting Facts in Surat
Surat, as we know is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. So, here are a few interesting facts about Surat that you must know.
1. Surat is Called the Diamond City
Surat hold’s 90% of the world’s total rough diamond cutting and polishing. It holds 99.99% of the nation’s total rough diamond cutting and polishing and an amazing 90% of the nation’s total diamond exports. It is also notable that 30-40% of incomes of Airport like Ahmedabad come from the export of diamonds. The business never stops here!
2. Surat has been Ranked as the Third Cleanest City in India.
Surat was ranked as the 3rd cleanest city in India by the Ministry of Urban Development. The railway station of Surat was awarded the cleanest railway station in 2016. In past few years, it has always been in top five cleanest cities in India.
3. Fastest Growing City in the world!
Surat has been ranked as the 4th fastest growing cities in the whole wide world!
4. The First CCTV Cameras were Installed here
Surat was the first Indian city to install CCTV cameras on roads to monitor the traffic movements and also increase security. There are multiple cameras on each and every road.
5. The Maximum Number of Industries
Surat has an industrial belt on the coast of the Arabian Sea called as Hazira. Hazira houses heavy engineering companies like ESSAR, ADANI, RELIANCE, GAIL, NTPC, GSPC, ABG SHIPYARD, ONGC, SHELL, L&T, KRIBHCO and many others. It also has a GDP growth is 11.5% which is highest in India.
6. Best City in India
Surat has been awarded the best city award in the year 2013 by Annual Survey Of Indian City System (ASICS). Also, The Surat Municipal Corporation (S.M.C) is the nation’s richest municipal corporation.
7. The City of Flyovers!
Surat has the maximum number of flyovers in India, and known as the city of flyovers!
8. Surat has the Highest per Capita Income in the Country.
Surat has been declared most prosperous by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Future Capital Research’s Roopa Purushothaman in their latest study. The average income for a household in Surat city is 4.5 lacs per year.
9. The Silk City of India
Surat also is known for producing textiles, especially Silk. It is the largest manufacturer of manmade fabrics in the country. It has more than 300 dyeing and printing mills.
10. Surat was Called Suryapur, Mentioned in Mahabharata
Lord Krishna had once stopped in Surat while he was on his way from Mathura to Dwarka. The Hindu tradition believes that the city was founded by Brahma named Gopi whose name is Suryapur.
11. First smart IT City in India
Surat is selected as the first smart IT city in India which is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative tied up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.
These were some of the facts about Surat. Hope you had a good time reading them!