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About RUDA

» Introductory

          Geographically Rajkot is situated in the heart of Saurashtra Region of Gujarat State. Throbbing with commercial activities, in the backdrop of new globalized economic and industrial policy, Rajkot is the biggest city in terms of population in Saurashtra-Kutch Region. It is well connected with the whole of Saurashtra-Kutch Region and other parts of the States through National Highway, Sate Highway, Railways and Airlines.

          It was a princely State prior to independence and during the British Regime considering its geo-climatic factor and state of its industrial growth, Rajkot was made the headquarter of political agent and offices of all princely states of Saurashtra were established here. It became the State Capital of Saurashtra State after independence. After independence and formation of Gujarat State, Rajkot became the focal point of Saurashtra-Kutch Region through its rapid social, cultural, commercial, educational, political and industrial activities. As a result of increased urbanization, the villages on the fringe of Rajkot City became an integral part of Rajkot for all purposes.

» Constitution Of RUDA

          The Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) is constituted under section 22 of the Gujarat Town Planning & Urban Development Act, 1976 on 1st February 1978. The total area covered was 483 Sq. Kms. covering 39 villages in the periphery of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation including the area of Rajkot Municipal Corporation i.e. 70 Sq.Kms.