Chandkheda

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Chandkheda
Neighbourhood
Chandkheda is located in Gujarat
Chandkheda
Chandkheda
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°07′06″N 72°35′12″E / 23.11842°N 72.586777°E / 23.11842; 72.586777Coordinates: 23°07′06″N 72°35′12″E / 23.11842°N 72.586777°E / 23.11842; 72.586777
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Ahmedabad
Population (2001)
 • Total 55,477
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382424
Telephone code 079-2329xxxx

Chandkheda is a neighbourhood in the Northwest of the metropolitan city of Ahmedabad in India. It lies west to Sabarmati River, and is in northern portion of Ahmedabad.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Chandkheda had a population of 55,477. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Chandkheda has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 77%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The village Chandkheda is situated nearby which dates back to a very long time. Mostly populated by farmers and cattle rearers, this village is situated at a height and is thus almost never affected by floods which usually ravage low lying areas as satellite almost every year. It has a post office, several banks, schools, and a railway station (Meter gauge) too. A quite famous temple (Kaanch ka Mandir) is also situated in this village. Also one of the Largest Society built with more than 1000 Houses named "Parshwanath Nagar" mostly known as "Jantanagar" situated near ONGC,Chandkheda.

Chandkheda has developed into a commendable residential area mostly because of the ONGC office situated nearby. Most of the officers choose to stay in this suburb of Ahmedabad rather than in the busy city itself. The ONGC colony is well developed and has a club, a Kendriya Vidyalaya School, a dispensary and a stadium in addition to other facilities.The area has some cool places to hang out like E-Fun,KM10,CCD and Farki. There are many housing societies in the area. The newly developed CG Road (Chandkheda-Gandhinagar) road is a very posh residential area. It also boasts of the Government Engineering College (Gandhinagar). There are several schools and educational institutes situated here.The site of the upcoming IT Park is situated quite nearby. As a result a number of IT companies are planning to set up their offices here.

The Swaminarayan Hindu organisation: BAPS held their centenary Celebrations in a large 250-acre (1.0 km2) site within Chandkheda between the days of 13 and 17 December 2007.

From 19 January 2008 it is a part of Ahmedabad City, under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Now Chandkheda is in district Ahmedabad and taluka Daskoi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.