Shivalik Nagar, Haridwar
|Elevation||249.7 m (819.2 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Haridwar|
Shivalik Nagar is a city in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India, at the edge of Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Ranipur township and the SIDCUL industrial estate of state government, and 10 km away from the Hindu pilgrimage city of Haridwar.
Shivalik Nagar was developed in the 1980s by Awas Vikas or State Housing Development Board, as a private residential colony for BHEL employees. Gradually it developed into a large colony in three phases, Phase I and Phase II and Phase III even included an industrial estate at its west end. It grew steadily over the next decade, with growing religious tourism in the Haridwar city, and experienced a major spurt in growth, when District Administrative buildings came up near by, after of Haridwar district was constituted in 1998. Thereafter, with the establishment SIDCUL Integrated Industrial Estate in 2002, Shivalik Nagar experienced a realty boom.
It overlooks the Sivalik Hills Range of the lower Himalayas, after which it is named, and is partly encircled from east to west, by Ranipur Rao, a seasonal stream, that starts from Shivalik hills at the edge of Rajaji National Park, and now merges with Ganges Canal, ahead of Bahadrabad. It is situated 10 km from Haridwar city, at the edge of Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Ranipur township and the SIDCUL industrial estate of state government.
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It is connected with Haridwar city, through a 10 km long road known as Madhya Marg, which merges at Ranipur Moore at one end, at with NH 58 at another, thus often used a by-pass road during important religious festival, when the main highway get crowded. Nearest railhead is also Haridwar Railway Station, which Indian Railways links to all parts of India. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, though Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is preferred.
Integrated Industrial Estate (IIE) of SIDCUL, the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarankhand, is situated adjacent to Shivalik Nagar. Prior to it, to the west of Shivalik Nagar, industrial area, which consisted of heavy machinery ancillary units to BHEL, developed in 1980s.
- Chinamaya Degree College
- Sheel Institute, H-24, Shivalik Nagar
- "Religious tourism: Spirituality propels Haridwar realty boom". Economic Times. Jun 15, 2008.
- "Major traffic jams on Somwati Amavasya: 20 lakh devotees take dip in Haridwar and Rishikesh". The Tribune. June 23, 2009.
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