Chandkheda

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Chandkheda
Neighborhood
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
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
DistrictAhmedabad
Government
 • BodyAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
59 m (194 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total100,000
 • Density9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
382424
Telephone code079-2329xxxx
Vehicle registrationGJ-1

Chandkheda ( Gujarati: ચાંદખેડા ) is a neighborhood in northwestern Ahmedabad, India. It is situated on west of Sabarmati River.

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 employees of ONGC and some small scale businessmen, 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.

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 an 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.

4D Square Mall[edit]

4D Square Mall is a shopping mall situated near Visat-Gandhinagar highway. There are many brand stores such as Puma, United Colors of Benetton, Nike and many more.There is a PVR Cinemas multiplex. Some fast food restaurants like Domino's Pizza, Subway (restaurant), etc. are also there.

Jantanagar[edit]

Jantanagar, officially known as Parshwanath nagar, is a residential area near ONGC colony and New C.G. road. Jantanagar has around 1000+ houses. Having these many houses, Jantanagar is considered as the second largest residential society in Chandkheda after Gujarat Housing Board.

Gujarat Housing Board[edit]

The Gujarat Housing Board is a neighborhood near Jantanagar in Chandkheda area.

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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.