Ahmedabad has Gujarat ’s most happening road:SG highway(video)February 07, 2007
From Thaltej circle to Prahladnagar garden
North to South lane
Captured by DeshGujarat.Com
In video: Torrent power (AEC)’s power unit, AUDA’s cremation place and Lord Shiva’s giant statue, Centre for Environment Education’s green campus, Road to Vastrapur lake, Vishal supermarket, The Grand Bhagvati hotel, Choice, Havmore, Pakwan restaurants, Gordhan thal restaurant, Pizza hut, Cadila’s headquarter, Isckon circle, Fun republic, new mall, Wide angle multiplex, Chimanbhai Patel management college, Prahladnagar garden etc.
Heart part of Sarkhej Ganghinagar highway in video
From Iskcon circle to Thaltej circle
South to North lane
Captured by DeshGujarat.Com
In video:Big bazaar-Mac Donald, Iskcon temple, Gujarat samachar’s printing press(Nilgiri press), Reliance’s forthcoming hypermall, Rajpath club, TGB, Sankalp restaurents, Shikh gurudwara etc.
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway in western Ahmedabad is Gujarat’s most happening road and is yet to happen more. Look at the frequent open spaces here and there between shining buildings. When they are developed, this road will be a busy and happening road like no other road across Gujarat. Once upon a time Relief road and Gandhi road in east Ahmedabad were most happening roads. Then entered Ashram road in west Ahmedabad. And soon C.G. road conquered Ashram road and became the most happening, costly, in-demand and in-fashion road in Ahmedabad. Nowadays it’s S.G. road which is most happening.
In the first video at top you can see North to South lane of S.G highway’s heart part, that is from Thaltej cross road to Prahladnagar garden. Thaltej cross road is a road which goes to drive in cinema in west, Shilaj in east, Sola-Nirma university-Gandhinagar in north and Sarkhej in south.
You can see Auda smashangruh(Hindu’s crimation place) along with Lord Shiva’s huge sitting statue. Then you can see green belt which is maintained by C.E.E(Center for environment education). Soon you can see Vishal supermarket, one more supermarket in Ahmedabad. Then in series of buildings you can identify The Grand Bhagvati hotel.Gujarati restaurants like Gordhan thal and Pakwan are also on this patch. At the cross roads of Fun republic multiplex you can see a huge mall is coming up. And beside it there is a Wide angle multiplex. Area from Wide angle to Prahladnagar garden (before Sarkhej on this road) is yet to develop.
In second video you can see south to north lane of this highway(part covered in this video is from Isckon-Fun Republic-Big bazar circle to Thaltej circle).
Some notable places on S.G. highway are
Fun republic multiplex, Wide angle multiplex, Reliance hypermarket(coming up the biggest mall of Gujarat), Big bazaar, The Grand bhagvati hotel, Science city(off S.G. highway), Isckon temple, Mc Donalds, Gallops mall, Rajpath club, Karnavati club, Gurudwara, Gordhan thal restaurent, Pride hotel(off S.G. highway),Nirma university, R.C technical polytechnic, Gujarat highcort, Zydus Cadila’s headquarter, Pakwan restaurent, Domino’s piza, Piza hut, Gujarat Samachar press, Divya bhaskar press and office, Nirma’s founder Karshanbhai patel’s bungalow, Torrent’s Mehta brothers’ bungalow, Zydus Cadila’s Pankaj patel’s bungalow
Did you see?
-Green and Yellow colored auto rickshaws? They are CNG gas operated.
-People on two wheelers with and without helmets? It’s try a luck attitude.
-‘Chhakdo’ rickshow of Saurashtra on road? It’s highway after all.
-Long black shuttle rickshows? They are frequently available, fetch little amount for long distance on this road. Suitable way of transport on this road for those who do not have vehicle.
-Connecting roads? Because of them there are lots of speed breakers on SG road.
-Vacant lands? Wait for just a year and half. Lots happening on this road.
-Roadside greenery? They are ‘love spots’ and has some fast food junctions.
-Tractors and excavators aside a road? They are busy working for roadside path.
On the busy SG Highway on the western tip of Ahmedabad, more than 1,100 hotel rooms are planned, the largest of them, being a 526-room hotel proposed by Lalit Sheth of Shree Raj Travels to diversify his business. According to the available information, his hotel project will be coming up near Wide Angle multiplex in the next three years. Ex-bureaucrat Sanjay Gupta is planning a spa and resort on SG Road that is expected to come up by 2009.Raj Travels and Tours has proposed a 42-storey five-star hotel on SG Highway. This would be the tallest hotel in India with largest conventional centre. Lalit Seth, chairman and managing director, said there would be 10 different speciality restaurants apart from a ice skating ring and a international shopping arcade. Seth estimates that the project could cost Rs 350 crore.The promoters have initiated talks with leading international players like Accor and its Novo Hotel, Four Seasons, Shelton and Sheraton, for construction, design and management of the Rs 350-crore project.
The first 20 storeys will house facilities including shopping centres, the largest spa and conventional centre in the country and other facilities. The remaining floors will have about 500 rooms.Shree Raj Tours and Travels reported a turnover of Rs 200 crore last financial year and expects to push this up to Rs 300 crore this fiscal.
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