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Gandhinagar is a city in Gujarat that is found to lie between 72.3`- 73.7` East longitude to 23.0-23.6`North latitude. The total area covered by Gandhinagar district is 2163.48 square kilometers. The city of Gandhinagar serves as the capital of the state of Gujarat and it lies at a distance of about 20 kilometers from the city of Ahmedabad that serves as the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat. Gandhinagar is ver6y well-connected with the city of Ahmedabad by road, air and rail. The city of Gandhinagar consists of seven Special Economic Zones and a total of ten Industrial Estates. The city also possesses its very own inventive IT Park and even the GIFT which is Gujarat International Finance Tech City. All these together serve as the peacock feathers and the backbone of Gandhinagar that help in keeping the economic heart of Gandhinagar continuous and persistent which is bringing about economic growth on a very large scale in the city and also improving the standard of living of the people in Gandhinagar.
Coastline of Gandhinagar City
Gandhinagar does not possesses a very distinct coastline but it can be said that the coastline of the entire state of Gujarat is approximately 1600 kilometers long and this is something that benefits the transportation and the trade through the sea route of the state. The coastline of Gujarat is something that has boosted the industrial sector of Gandhinagar because most of the products, handicrafts and goods manufactured in Gandhinagar are exported to different parts of the world via the port located at Porbandar. Gandhinagar itself is not in possession of any kind of port but its trade and commerce largely depends on the exports that are made from the main port of Gujarat.
Underdeveloped Waterways in Gandhinagar
It is very evident that Gandhinagar does not have a very well developed port like that of Porbandar and therefore it can also be said that waterways in Gandhinagar are not up to the mark. The city of Gandhinagar largely depends on its exports made from the port located in a different area in Gujarat. Exports from the city of Gandhinagar are in bulk but the main problem that is faced by the city is the absence of a good port that can be used for major exports and even imports. The government of Gujarat is trying its level best in developing the trade and commerce sector of Gandhinagar so that the city can improvise on its living standards and at the same time it can also look forward to bringing about n increase in its growth rate.
Contact Details of Maritime Board in Gandhinagar:
Gujarat Maritime Board Shri HK Rajpal, Supt. eng. (mech.) dredging Address: Sector 10-A, Opposite Air Force Station Gandhinagar - 382 010, Gujarat, India Phone: 917-923-2383 51
Waterways in Gandhinagar are not very well developed but it has been found that the waterways that are developed in several other parts of Gujarat come as a help for the industrial sector of Gandhinagar.