Naroda is a suburban town located in the northeast part of Ahmedabad. The region slid into prominence when Naroda Industrial Area was established in the region in 1980 by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. This helped the town flourish to a large extent.
In 1996, the region was incorporated into Ahmadabad. The locality is found 8 kilometres from the heart of the city, A major intersection between NH-8 and NH-59 is in close proximity to Naroda and is a major transit point for vehicles. Naroda is divided into two parts, Juna (Old) Naroda and Nava (New) Naroda.
The locality in Naroda is well developed and many amenities are available close by, like hospitals, ATMs, schools, and colleges. Major IT companies are aggregated into IT parks, and offices of many MNCs are clustered around this locality, turning Naroda into a commercial and economic hub.
Naroda is located 9.5 kilometres from the Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport, which is a 20-minute drive away.
Connectivity and Transit Points
The Sardar Patel Ring Road and SH-68 border Naroda to the north, and are the major roads which connect the region to various parts of Gujarat. Within Naroda, the major roads are the Kathwada Road, Nikol-Naroda Road, and Nava Naroda road. The roads have numerous smaller routes, which improve connectivity of the region.
Buses run by the State ply across all major stops in Naroda. Another mode of transport in the region is railroad. Sardar Gram Railway Station and Naroda Railway Station are two major rail transit points in the area, located within 4 kilometres from the heart of Naroda. Most stations, both within the state of Gujarat and across India can be reached from here. Taxi cabs and auto-rickshaws are preferred when travelling smaller distances.
Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport is located near the city. Destinations across East Asia and the Middle East can be reached by flights from this airport. Domestic flights to major cities in India are available from here, as well.
● Ayyappa Temple
● Lord Sankar temple
● Satyanarayan and Padmavati Mataji's Jain Temple
● Hanumanji Mandir
● Gokuliya Hanuman
● Ganesh Temple
● Mahaprabhuji's Bethak
● Swaminarayan Mandir Vasana Sanstha Temple
● Khari-canal side Garden/Park
● Galaxy theater
Factors for Growth in the Past
Naroda was selected as one of the regions to be developed, as part of a project undertaken by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in 1962. The main role of GIDC was to create industrial estates in the regions selected. This was achieved by bringing new infrastructure in the region, such as roads, drainage systems, street lights, electricity, water supply, and other amenities.
Naroda was chosen to be a chemical production estate. Many chemical companies have plants and offices set up in this region, like Reliance Industries Ltd, Pepsi Co, Ingersoll Rand, Dresser Industries, Dishman, Tuton, and West Coast. This helped improve the infrastructure in the area to a large extent.
Situated close to the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport and the Ahmedabad Railway Station have also helped attract investment into the area for development.
Residential & Commercial Market
Apartments dominate the real estate market in Naroda. They sold at Rs 2,200 per sq. ft. on average, in the third quarter of 2013. Houses are the second-largest contributor to the market and were sold at Rs 5,900 per sq. ft. in the third quarter of 2013. Layouts and plots in Naroda come next in the market and were sold at Rs 1,500 in the third quarter of 2013.
Major challenges faced in Naroda include traffic and industry induced noise and air pollution.The region is also susceptible to humid spells before the extreme summers begin.
Factors for Growth in the Future
Many major residential projects are coming up in Naroda concentrated along the Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway. Some of the major builders in the area are Shri Balaji Developers, Ramani Realtors, Panacea Property, Ozone India Group, Maruthi Developers, and others. This will help advance the development efforts in the infrastructure existing in the city.