Sarkhej–Gandhinagar Highway

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Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Highway
Highway Map
Route information
Maintained by Government of Gujarat
Length: 44.5 km (27.7 mi)
Existed: 2002 – present
Major junctions
South-West end: Sarkhej
North end: Gandhinagar
Location
States: Gujarat
Highway system

The Sarkhej–Gandhinagar Highway, colloquially the S.G. Road or S.G. Highway, connects the city of Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat, India. It forms the major part of NH 8C that connects Sarkhej with Chiloda near Gandhinagar. It is a major artery road for commercial and public transport and is witnessing a major construction boom along its route towards Gandhinagar.

History[edit]

The highway was primarily built as a mean to bypass the traffic from the City of Ahmedabad. But the lower land prices lead to a boom in the real estate and retail industry. Presently, the prices of land within the vicinity of the highway are more comparable to those in the downtown areas. It has emerged as a hub for educational, entertainment and corporate parks.

In the year 2015, the National Highways Authority of India transferred the administrative control of the highway to the Government of Gujarat.[1]

Transportation[edit]

The highway is dotted with Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) bus stops which connect the highway with the interior of the city. Also, AMTS has started a feeder air conditioning bus service in association with Airports Authority of India, connecting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport with the city, having the last stop at Karnavati Club on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway.[2]

As per the estimation, a minimum of one lakh PCUs (Passenger Car Units) travels per day on this highway[3]. And, during the festivals and on Mondays and Tuesdays, there is a sharp jump in the volume of traffic.

In the year 2015, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) started earmarking paid parking spots for various categories of vehicles on 4.7 km stretch between Karnavati Club and Hebatpur-Sola on the Highway, where a number of offices and shopping complexes are located.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

The highway is dotted with large-scale retail outlets like Lifestyle, Globus, Croma, and Westside. Various automotive dealership showrooms including Porsche, BMW, Audi, Triumph, DC, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, Nissan, Volvo, Toyota, Rolls-Royce, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Skoda, Jeep[5], Ducati[6] and Mercedes are located on this road.

List of Important landmarks located on Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Highway:

Government Institutions[edit]

Religious Institutions[edit]

  • Gobindham Gurudwara
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Vasihnodevi Temple

Educational Institutions & Research Centres[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

Corporate Institutions and Parks[edit]

Entertainment Centres - Hotels, Clubs, and Malls[edit]

  • Acropolis Mall
  • Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad
  • Cinemax Multiplex
  • Devarc Mall
  • ISCON Mall
  • Karnavati Club
  • Novotel Ahmedabad
  • Rajpath Club
  • The Grand Bhagwati
  • YMCA International Centre

Future Developments[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SG Highway under GoG control, flyover at Vaishnodevi circle likely". DeshGujarat. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  2. ^ "AC bus service from airport - Ahmedabad Mirror". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Centre okays seven new flyovers on SG Highway - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Paid parking on Ahmedabad's SG Highway, Gurukul road - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  5. ^ "FCA India opens first Jeep dealership in Ahmedabad". www.autocarpro.in. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Ducati India opens new dealership in Ahmedabad - Overdrive". Overdrive. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  7. ^ "Centre sanctions Rs 700 crore for flyovers, widening of SG Road - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  8. ^ "Mahesh Babu Finds Ahmedabad Comfortable". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 

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