Bopal

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Not to be confused with Bhopal.
Bopal
city
Bopal is located in Gujarat
Bopal
Bopal
Coordinates: 23°01′55″N 72°28′04″E / 23.032011°N 72.467816°E / 23.032011; 72.467816Coordinates: 23°01′55″N 72°28′04″E / 23.032011°N 72.467816°E / 23.032011; 72.467816
Country India
State Gujarat
District Ahmadabad
Government
 • Type Gram Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,030[1]
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ-1-XX-XXXX
Website http://www.bopalgrampanchayat.com/

Bopal is a satellite town in the Ahmedabad district of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Bopal is a part of Ahmedabad-Rural and is situated in Daskroi Taluka. For electoral purposes, it falls under Ghatlodia election-area.

The area is governed by a Gram Panchayat. The current Gram Sarpanch is Mr. Dinesh Dabhi of BJP-backed Sadbhavna Panel.[2][3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Bopal had a population of 12,181. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bopal has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 75%.

As of 2011 census, Bopal which had the population of 12,181 in 2001, today houses 34,030 people.[5]

Economy[edit]

Bopal experienced a growth in infrastructure the last 5 to 7 years. The multiplex theatre City Gold was built in this time. A BRTS route is currently being built, and would go to the Sun City cross-roads in Bopal. This route would include a direct line from the Shivranjini cross-roads to the Bopal roundabout.

Around 2005 many new properties have come up on Basant Bahar Road (Some people call it Gala Gymkhana Road). Village Ghuma and Bopal are very close - it is hard to differentiate.

There are two famous points, location Umiya Mata Temple and Sarkari Tubewell on Bopal Main Road - which has been made wider. The Bopal lake[6] and Ghuma lake have also been developed in 2014, and these are attracting visitors. Both these lakes are large in size and have a in-lake temple as attraction. Ghuma lake had caved-in in 2013 [7] and the redevelopment work is nearly complete as of mid-2014.


Bopal Area has many schools - Delhi Public School, Shivashish School, St. Anns School, Tulip School, Bopal also has a Children's Library Justmonkeying.

Drinking water has high Total Dissolved Solids. Most of the dwellers either use Reverse Osmosis purified water.

There are highest number of banks (HDFC BANK at Bopal Main circle, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, Bank of India, Dena Bank, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, Kalupur Bank and Punjab National Bank - which launched one branch at Ghuma, Bank Of India also launched its Ghuma Branch recently.

The state-of-the-art Krishna Heart Center is also located in Ghuma and offer. Ghuma Village has a beautiful lake and lots of temples too.

Drainage line was a big problem but now local authorities AUDA have completed drainage facilities and most of the properties in Bopal are now connected with drainage line. Also Rain Water pipe line is almost on completion. AUDA also initiated to widen the roads in Bopal along with the BRTS route up to Sun City, for which work has already been started and is near completion.

The main road connecting Ghuma and Bopal with S.P. Ring Road nowadays observes very high traffic during office hours in morning as well as evening.

The AUDA has declared that a flyover will be constructed on SP Ring Road at the Bopal Cross Roads.[8] This will surely ease traffic flow at the junction in the coming years. Work on the flyover will commence after monsoon 2014.

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