In its second expansion in just 26- months, Gujarat’s Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) has decided to add Nandoli within the city’s limits.
In June 2020, the city’s area was expanded from 464-square-kilometres to 480-square-kilometres, in which Bopal-Ghuma municipality and Kathwada, and Nana Chiloda gram panchayat regions were enlisted.
Nandoli is an agriculture-based village, located in Kalol Taluka in Gandhinagar district of the western state of Gujarat, India. It is situated 17-kilometres towards south from Kheda’s district HQ and 5-kilometres away from the state capital of Gandhinagar.
“Nandoli village is adjacent to Shilaj and Bhadaj, but not within Ahmedabad city limits. Therefore, a proposal to include Nandoli village was mooted a few months back. The final decision in this regard will be taken by the state government. The Nandoli villagers will submit their proposal for inclusion soon,” said AUDA CEO, Devang Desai.
Nandoli with a total population of 2156 and 424 dwellings in-house, is surrounded by Sojitra Taluka towards south, Kheda Taluka towards north and Tarapur taluka (Anand district) towards south. The chief language spoken in this area is Gujarati.
Around 150 survey numbers of villages from Sanathal, Bisalpur, Asali, Garatnagar and Bilasia were also brought within the limits. Nandoli has 375 revenue survey numbers. A survey number is a special id number alloted to a piece of land in a village area. These survey numbers are mainly allocated to full plots in which land parcels are dispensed.
Once the region comes under Ahmedabad’s ambit, it will get all the municipal benefits, as proposed by AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation).