Vadtal

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Vadtal
village
Vadtal is located in Gujarat
Vadtal
Vadtal
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87Coordinates: 22°35′N 72°52′E / 22.59°N 72.87°E / 22.59; 72.87
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kheda
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Vadtal is a small village in the Kheda district of Gujarat, India. It is a location of famous Swaminarayan's temple.[1] "Gomti" ("Gomati") is a lake in Vadtal.

Vadtal is also a railway terminus. A 14 mile long broad gauge line was opened in 1929 connecting it with Anand and Boriavi, benefitting pilgrims visiting the Swaminarayan Temple.[2]

In 2011, ONGC announced that it would begin drilling operations in Vadtal in search of oil and gas. Its previous exploration in 2007 in Vadtal had found an oil field, which it is developing. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BJP criticised for losing `Hindutva identity'". The Hindu. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Kheda. Gujarat, India: Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. 1977. p. 424. 
  3. ^ "ONGC drilling operations to find oil, gas in Vadtal". The Times of India. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012.