Savli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bhimnath Mahadev Temple
Damajino Dero, a memorial cenotaph dedicated to Damaji Rao Gaekwad

Savli is a village near Vadodara, Gujarat in Western India.

One of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation centres is very near to it, including companies such as Nirma Chemical, Bombardier Transportation and Thermax.

The branch of Santram temple is also located in this village near the MahiSagar River. The population in Savli comprises Bania (Vaishnava), Patel, Brahmin and Rajputs, Muslims also are part of the village. The main crop of this village is tobacco.

Industry[edit]

Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) owned industrial estate spread over 800 hectares in Savli houses several multinational companies (MNCs) in engineering and electronics.

While biggies like Bombardier and ABB have announced expansion plans in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) estate in Savli, others like FAG Bearings and Voith Siemens have evinced interest in investing in the region. In all, Savli is expected to witness investments worth Rs 10,000 crore in the coming years.

The region has gained prominence since it falls on the Savli-Halol route of the Delhi Mumbai Investment Corridor (DMIC). Also, Savli has also been recognised as a location for Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) which is proposed to be elevated to Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Even as the country gears up for metro rail projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Canadian rail equipment manufacturing company Bombardier Transportation recently expanded its railway vehicle manufacturing facility in Savli at an investment of Rs 200 crore. Spread across an area of 165,000 sq metres, the facility will produce railway vehicle including stainless steel carbody and bogie, apart from conducting final assembly activities. With a manufacturing capacity of 24 metro rail cars per month, the plant will be the only supplier to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Similarly, energy player Thermax Limited is investing around Rs 1,000 crore in Savli to add substantially to its manufacturing capacity. German players Voith Siemens and R+B Filter GmbH will be investing around Rs 150 crore and 50 crore respectively for hydroelectric.[1]

Bombardier Transportation Plant[edit]

Front view of a Moviacar
Side view of a Moviacar

A Movia-car manufacturing and Electrical component manufacturing Plant is located in Savli, Vadodara. It was opened in 2009,which brought Savli on the World map. The plant manufactures coaches for Delhi Metro. The plant houses various manufacturing units along with a 2.5 km of testing metro track. Around 500 people are employed with the plant. The plant is also currently manufacturing coaches for the New Generation Rollingstock trains for Brisbane in South East Queensland.

Coordinates: 22°34′N 73°13′E / 22.567°N 73.217°E / 22.567; 73.217

Educational Institutions[edit]

Savli is also becoming an educational hub with an educational campus including the K. J. Institute of Engineering and Technology. In addition to this college there are arts & commerce colleges and a homeopathic medical college.

References[edit]