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
Government
 • Body Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 100,000
 • Density 9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382424
Telephone code 079-2329xxxx
Vehicle registration GJ-1

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.

History[edit]

On 19 January 2008, Chandkheda Panchayat was included under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's jurisdiction and ceased to exist as a separate civic body.[citation needed]

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.

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. The temple Kaanch ka Mandir is also situated in this village. A housing society with more than 1000 houses, named "Parshwanath Nagar" and commonly known as "Jantanagar", is situated near ONGC,Chandkheda.

Development[edit]

Chandkheda has developed into a 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 has a club, a Kendriya Vidyalaya, a dispensary and a open ground in addition to other facilities. There are many housing societies in the area.

New C.G.Road[edit]

The newly developed 100 ft wide "New C.G. Road" (Chandkheda-Gandhinagar) road is a residential area. It includes the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College (VGEC). This college was also a temporary campus for IIT Gandhinagar during its early stages. VGEC is now the campus for GTU university. There are several schools and educational institutes situated here.

See also[edit]

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.