Maninagar

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Neighbourhood
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°E / 22.9995; 72.6003Coordinates: 22°59′58″N 72°36′01″E / 22.9995°N 72.6003°E / 22.9995; 72.6003
Country India
StateGujarat
MetroAhmedabad
Government
 • BodyAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
 • Density258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
380 008
Vehicle registrationGJ-01-XX-XXXX (Former), GJ-27-XX-XXXX (Current)
Civic agencyAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Websitegujaratindia.com

Maninagar is an area of Ahmedabad city, Gujarat, India. It is located in the southern part of the city and an important area of the city. It can be divided into two regions - Maninagar East and Maninagar West, separated by the Maninagar Railway Station.

History[edit]

Maninagar is originally a Land that belonged to Seth Maneklal Manilal, a powerful banker. He donated a big piece of this land to develop the first organized settlement outside the walled city. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel created the first town planning scheme for Manipur, now called Maninagar.[1][2]

Cityscape[edit]

The Kankaria lake and Nagina Wadi are situated in this area. This area also hosts a train station on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai line where most of the major trains stop.

Maninagar is also the entrance to the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway.

Education[edit]

There are many schools in Maninagar including; Jay Somnath Higher Secondary School, J.L. High School, Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School, Reubs High School, Nelson High School, Shri Durga Vidhyalaya High School, Gurunanak & Chandraketu Pandya English Medium School, Diwan-Ballubhai School, Doon International School, Best High School, Shree Sardar Patel & Swami Vivekanand High school, Durga High School, Hebron High School. Colleges include AMC Dental College, AMC Medical College, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research And Management (IITRAM), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, K.K Shastri Govt. College, National Institute of Design (NID)

Transportation[edit]

Maninagar is probably the only locality in ahmedabad which has a railway station, municipal bus transport station and a state transport station. All at one point. Apart from this you now have a BRTS hub (Bus Rapid Transit System). So all in all, you have every mode of transport available in maninagar. Maninagar is connected to all parts of the city through this stations. Maninagar is also well connected through NH-8 (old) and expressway.

Movie Theaters[edit]

Maninagar has 2 old theaters named - "Apsara- Aradhana" near Kankaria Lake and "Meera" near Shah-Alam. It also has a theater named Anupam which was recently renovated. It has also City Pulse.

Sports[edit]

Physical Ground is a multi-sports stadium situated in Khokhra. It was inaugurated in the year 2010. The stadium serves place to play sports like cricket, football, badminton, chess, wrestling, judo, and basketball.

In the month of March 2011, Gujarat state level; chess competition, 200 m running, kabbadi, cricket and badminton were held

It was one of the centers for Khel-Maha-kumbh that was held in 2011 by Government of Gujarat.

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

2002-2012[edit]

Year Member Political Party
2002-07 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2007-12 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2012-2014 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 – present Suresh Patel Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

2012[edit]

Gujarat assembly elections, 2012: Maninagar[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Narendra Damodardas Modi 1,34,097 81.34%
INC Sweta Sanjiv Bhatt 20,470 15.38%
BSP Siddhant Yasvantray Kashyap 1,251 0.78
Majority 86,373 51.04
Turnout 1,59,807 70.78
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Maninagar".
  2. ^ "Maninagar founder's haveli restored".
  3. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2 March 2014.