Maninagar

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Maninagar
Neighbourhood
Maninagar is located in Gujarat
Maninagar
Maninagar
Location in Gujarat, India
Maninagar is located in India
Maninagar
Maninagar
Maninagar (India)
Coordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°E / 22.9995; 72.6003Coordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°E / 22.9995; 72.6003
Country India
StateGujarat
MetroAhmedabad
Government
 • BodyAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
 • Density258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
380 008
Vehicle registrationGJ-01-XX-XXXX (Former), GJ-27-XX-XXXX (Current)
Civic agencyAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Websitegujaratindia.com

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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, Bright English School, Gurunanak & Chandraketu Pandya English Medium School, Diwan-Ballubhai School, Doon International School, Divine Buds High School, Edunova Science Higher Secondary School, Best High School, Shree Sardar Patel & Swami Vivekanand High school, Colleges include AMC Dental College, AMC MET Medical College, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research And Management (IITRAM), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, K.K Shastri Govt. College.

Transportation[edit]

Maninagar has its own railway station. It 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 National Highway 48, formerly known as NH-8.

Movie Theaters[edit]

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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Maninagar". Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Maninagar founder's haveli restored".