5 BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION The second-oldest city of India having continuous inhabitations, first being Kashi (Varanasi)Various names in various erasBhrigukachchha , Bhrigupur, Bhrigutirtha, Bhrigukshetra, Bhrigukaksha, Barugaza by the Greeks and RomanBharuch' under Muslim rule, ‘Bhadoch' under Maratha rule, and as'Broach' under British rule- As per Hindu Mythology it was earlier called ‘Srinagar’ an abode of the goddess Lakshmi
6 BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION Various historical evidence shows that Bharuch was thelargest sea port and the biggest business hub of ancient Indiafor more than 2000 years. It was connected with South-eastAsia, Srilanka, Africa, Egypt, Babylon, Iran and Arab countries.- It has a known history for about 8000 years. 1st/ 2nd centurywritings of Egypt, Greek and Periplus maps mentionedBharuch as Barugaza. They noted Bharuch as important portand large business center
7 BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION – by Pillo Jinwala HERITAGEKabir VadKadhia DungarFort of BharuchEidgah MaidanDutch CemeteryRaichand Deepchand LibraryDandiyatra halt at SevashramAncient VavGolden Bridge/Silver BridgeBritish TombBhrugurishi Temple
8 BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION – by Pillo Jinwala HERITAGEPresent StatusDilapidated StatusMost of the places can not be visitedPROPOSALHeritage SocietyRestoreBring back gloryCAN BE DONEFundingBus TourMake all festivals/meals with proper planning and make them enjoyable
9 Vision of my City – by Tarak Mamlatdarna Present CityBharuch has unique natural location having Perennial river And very wide river bed Having old Fort to protect old city from river flood. It has a very unique topography with old city on a hillock and has ravines passing thro the city area. Also we have two large natural Water bodies in the city. Five major industrial estates are located nearby to Bharuch city. Presently city is In absolute mess.Having open gutters even at some places Dirty water is flowing on the whole road width, Dirty water is flowing in nalas and ravines And sides of these Nala and water passages are encroached by hutments. Water bodies becoming dirty water pond. Even river bed is full of debris and solid waste.
10 Vision of my City - by Tarak Mamlatdarna My visionBasic civic infrastructure like Sweet potable Water, Drainage and waste collection anddisposal should be at first made available.- City should be Neat, Clean And Green- Water bodies like Mataria talav and Ratan talav should be developed as leisure Place With clean water And garden all around these water bodies. For cleaner environment.
11 Vision of my City – by Tarak Mamlatdarna My visionShould Have well laid out and inter connected roads with Parking and road side plantations / green spaces.No slum- existing slums should be converted to EWC houses.- Heritage structures to be highlighted with proper maintenance and lighting.
12 Existing Jettty for boats Large river bed to be developed for water sports, gardens,entertainment and leisure area.KadidungarKabirvadJhanjpurExisting Jettty for boatsGumandev FairMangleshwarSuklatirth
14 Vision of my City Restoring old Heritage structures and Monuments. Old port Furja To be restored to its Glory.Old collector Office and court should be restore Which will Be a decent place on River front for leisure and recreation.In short city should reflect its glorious past as well as should Attract people Working in surroundingIndustrial areas By providing clean and Green environment.
15 Greening Bharuch Development of more public parks MAKING GREEN BHARUCHDevelopment of more public parksMovement of green tree plantationsin the different location of city &Industrial area.Motivating Individuals to havegreenery in their court yard /balcony / roof top.Develop road side plantation in thesociety.
16 Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCHRiver bank development by small ornamental plants in summer & winter
17 Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCHBanning of plastic uses to protect plants and shrubs.Develop wormy culture for promotion of greenery development.Promote BHUDAN for plantation and development of trees.
18 Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCHOrganize flower shows & distribute free saplings.Development of good nurseries for availability of saplings.Plant green plants on public transport to promote greenery development.Arrange lectures / seminars (general public / students / senior citizens) to make them aware about need of greenery development.Development of Flower Garden like TULIP GARDEN.
19 Traffic Issues – N.K.Patel Introduction:Bharuch town is bound / cut across by various trunk grids of national highway NH 8 (old & new), state highway (Bharuch Dahej), and railways (main trunk line & Bharuch Dahej line). Narmada river & GNFC also binds the spread of the townThe uneven topography of city from Mohammadpura to Zadeshwar also causes traffic problems especially in connection with drainage problems.Though these facilities are useful they many a times cause problems. These infrastructures can be utilized better if a holistic planning can be done with this.
20 Traffic solutions - N.K.Patel SuggestionAt Zadeshwar highway crossing bumps should be provided on up side of both ways (also) so that the heavy vehicles of NH 8 break the speed. It has been observed that sometime one side is stopped & other side vehicles do not stop causing more traffic. They do not stop on signal by Traffic Brigade & sometime their lives may be endangered
21 Traffic solutions - N.K.Patel No road side parking of transport vehicles / auto rickshaws at ALL junctions beyond the marking (line designated by traffic police) – (Some of the operators make ugly remarks on public especially female)Bharuch :Panch battiRailway station (all sides) especially nearPresident hotel & in front across roadNear west side foot over bridge on godi sideOn east side of foot over bridge.Kasak circle.Sheetal circle.Tulsidham crossing.Zadeshwar road crossing.Narmada junction on NH 8.ABC circle.Shravan crossing.Jambusar crossing.Ankleshwar :Teen RastaStation RoadChauta NakaGadkhol PatiaPratin ChowkdiValiya ChowkdiPiraman NakaJinwala SchoolBharuchi Naka
27 Encroachment Bharuch & Ankleshwar are developing cities Every day you will see encroachment on road side by migrated people.Bharuch – Old N.H.-8 from Golden Bridge to Shital circle – Link Road – Mohammadpura – Zadeshwar RoadAnkleshwar – Tin Rastaa, Station Road, Shak Market – Hawa mahel to Pratin Hotel to Gadkhol Patia on Old N.H.8Ankleshwar city to Rajpipla Chowkdi – DGVCL to Piraman Naka – Sadanand Chowkdi to SarangpurSuch encroachments destroying beauty of both the towns. Road side area should be covered and Gardens/tree should be plantedNear by companies/societies/shopping centers to be asked to manage plantations to save precious land.
28 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel AHMEDABAD:Development plans were prepared with concept of ring roads and peripheral development.Ahmedabad is growing uniformly on all the sides in circular pattern. This leads to appropriate and uniform development of civic amenities. The maintenance of facilities like water supply / drainage / roads, other infrastructure also becomes easy for authorities.For peripheral development, the commuting distances for general public also become lesser.For parking areas in city—CG road concept / Multilevel parking concept can be adopted
29 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel GANDHINAGAR/ CHANDIGARH:These are newly planned and developed cities with grid planning/ modular planning.—OR SECTORAL PLANNINGThis type of planning ensures phased development with ease.Internal development plans can be with appropriate parkings/ cycling lanes/ footpathsCivic amenities like social places/ educational institutions/ entertainment zones etc can be put in different sectors, with even proportioning.
30 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel OLD PRINCELY TOWNSVADODARA:PARKS, GARDENS, OPEN SPACESBEAUTIFUL LAKESVISIONARY WATER SUPPLY SOURCING –AJWA SAROWAR —ALSO, HELPING TO CREATE NATURAL ENTERTAINMENT ZONE/ GREEN ZONECIRCLES AND STATUES AT APPROPRIATE JUNCTIONSATITHI GRUHS, RUN BY VMC FOR MARRIAGES/ PUBLIC FUNCTIONS
31 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel MORBI:RIVER BANK DEVELOMENT:BHARUCH HAS VERY OLD HISTORIC RIVER BANK/ IT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED WITH ITS ANCIENT IDENTITY AND NOT SO CALLED MODERN CONCEPTSPEDESTRIAN SUSPENSION BRIDGE CONECTING TWO PARTS OF CITYINTERNAL CHOWKS WITH CONVENTIONAL OUTING/ HANG OUT PLACES—OLD BHARUCH HAS SIMILAR PLACES.GONDAL/ JAIPUR:WIDE ROAD NETWORK WITH BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED STONE KERBS. FOOTPATHSUNIFORMITY OF RAILINGS ON ROAD SIDE PROPERTIES
32 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel SURAT:Flyover construction at proper places and its efficient management for traffic decongestionAdministrative Efficiency for maintenance of civic services by dividing the city in appropriate zones and empowering the zonal officers for best performance in the public interest.Sports complexes/ Public Institutions like science cityHYDERABAD:Encouraging GREEN buildings by giving tax incentives.
33 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel ANKLESHWAR GIDC—NOTIFIED AREAWater supply and drainage systemBeautification of roads network by simply putting proper footpaths with kerbs/ street lighting.A lot of greenery plantation on road sides.Waste collection/ disposal
34 BHARUCH ANKLESHWAR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BAUDA) Suggestions in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-III
35 BHARUCH ANKLESHWAR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BAUDA) Suggestions and concerns in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-IIIFollowings are our suggestions and concerns:Proposed Draft Development Plan was announced on 13th Jan 2014, our concern is when wewill get the primary final draft development plan of BAUDA.Online Tracking system : Since last two years we are suggesting to have a online file trackingsystem on website. But no development has been taken place till date. Our concern is if theonline file tracking system launched every individual can track his/her file status and it willalso help in fast processing.TP-3 – Bharuch City (Western Area): Still in many case the records are not updated and effectof new planning has not taken place in form no 7, 12 etc due to this technical problems arearising and development is not taking place.Parallel Procedure of N/A Approval and Layout plan Approval: We should implement in bothPCPIR and BAUDA because in other Urban development authorities like SUDA, VUDA,AUDAdue to parallel procedure the process time is saved and it will benefit both BAUDA &individuals
36 BHARUCH ANKLESHWAR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BAUDA) Suggestions and concerns in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-III- Inclusion of CREDAI BHARUCH Committee Members in BAUDA CommitteeCorridor widths to be redefined separately for single loaded and double loaded. Corridorwidths given in the GDCR are very huge for single loads. - Thick Plantation for plot areas to be increased to more than m2. - Length of building to be defined especially for tenements/row houses. - In case if a building has part ground floor as useable built up area and the rest as parking, theparking area should be considered as hollow plinth. The permissible height for this part of thebuilding should be considered from first floor and that of the rest from ground floor.Low rise building is defined as 16.50mt high in the GDCR, whereas, in R1 zone the maximumpermissible height is 15mts which should be allowed to 16.50mts so that larger floor to floorheights are possible.In past CREDAI has already submitted our suggestions in letter dated 7th March 2014, 17thNovember 2014 and 16th March 2015,
37 Drop out ration to reduce – as AIA project HIGHER EDUCATION PRESENT STATUSNot very goodTO DOEnsure all rural schools are supported similar to mobile education vans.Upgrade teachersSoft skillsDrop out ration to reduce – as AIA projectHIGHER EDUCATIONNeed to start university with collaboration with international university.Medical college.- Jivraj Patel
38 Health Issue of Bharuch District – Dr.N.C.Modi - Prevention- Promotion & Education of good health- Medical Treatment
39 Health Issue of Bharuch District – by Dr.N.C.Modi Prevention1. Vaccination- Awareness, Promotion, Permanent Centers, Records2. Supply of Clean Potable Water3. Vegetables and Grocery storage in good hygienic conditions4. Hygienic Surroundings5. Toilet facilities6. Good Drainage7. Clean Atmosphere8. Personal Hygiene9. Garbage management10. Habit - Drugs and smoking and Alcohol
40 Health Issue of Bharuch District – by Dr.N.C.Modi Prevention11. Organic Vegetables Promotions (without pesticides)12. Food supplementations e.g. vita B12, Iodine ( for thyroid) Iron etc.13. Alternative Medicine and Importance of Yoga14. Balanced Diet15. Avoid Junk Food.Health Promotion and Education1. Health Education in school and colleges2. Effect of vices and tobacco3. Effect of bad environment4. Importance of exercise and sports5. Knowledge about various disease by seminars and talks.
41 Health Issue of Bharuch District – by Dr.N.C.Modi Medical Facilities- Government Hospitals- Trust Hospitals- Corporate Hospitals- Medical Centers- Diagnostic Centers- Ambulance facilities- Tele Medicine- Visiting Super Specialties- Special centers like trauma centers,- burns hospital (facility) , disaster managementTreatment of poor with dignity and ambulance facilitiesTertiary Care Hospital.
42 Art & culture – Archnaben Patel The goal is to create an atmosphere that reflects the peculiarities of the culture that is being celebrated.Literature- ‘Treejo Guruvar’. - Book Lovers MeetCultural Festival & ExhibitionMega Event in River bed of Narmada below Golden Bridge can be planed on a regular basis
43 Art & culture – by Archnaben MusicOmkarnath Thakur Sangeet Mandal, Shivranjni And Other Groups Organized ProgrammesFilmAttempt a tie up with such a club from Baroda or Bombay. Or, form a society that gets information on films from the world which have won awards and can be downloaded from the internet or from friends and shown here
44 Art & culture – by Archnaben Arts and CraftsHave an art mela for local artists, calligraphers, photographers, digital artSportsMarathons in the winter December or January.Boat races similar to the ones in Kerala, but a different scale!
45 Policy recommendations : by R.V.Patel 1. Government support – Policy support required to make Ankleshwar – Bharuch Municipal corporation With this sustainable infrastructure will help us to raise funds for augmenting infrastructure like water supply, drainage, over bridge etc.Tertiary Care Hospital and Speciality Treatment facilitiesDevelopment of TourismDevelopment of AirportDevelopment of Implementation of BAUDA Plan
46 Angel Funding – by Jivraj Patel NEED OF ANGLE FUNDING FOR BHARUCH DISTRICTThe objective of Angle Funds is to provide a private and premiere network of select individuals interested in nurturing early-stage ventures, obtaining superior economic returns, "giving back" to society, and sharing knowledge with young entrepreneurs and students.
47 NRI participation In Development of Bharuch. By: Tarak MamlatdarnaVarious projects in following area can be developed.1. Road side plantations with tree guard.2. Tools / containers for Garbage collection3. Creating Green / paved areas on road side4. Slum rehabilitation .5. Creating Sanitation facilities in slum area.6. Creating Potable water Facilities in slum area.7. Developing small islands and Gardens / children play area.BCC can act as motivator to NRI and facilitator with Govt. Agencies
48 Golden Bridge Historical Kot Bhrugurushi Temple Dutch Cemetry Iconic Structures – by Kamlesh UdaniGolden BridgeHistorical KotBhrugurushi TempleDutch CemetryIdgah MaidanDharm ShalaRaichand Deepchand Library
49 Legends of Bharuch – by Kamlesh Udani Current Bharuch has contributed to the nation by way of its people. Such 5 people stature to be kept at pachfanas area at Bharuch which can be very unique way of representing Bharuch Contribution to the nation. 5 such statures can be ofPandit OmkarnathThakoreKaniyalal MunshiShri B.K.ThakoreKavi SundaramShantila Shastri
50 Public Awareness - by Jivrajbhai Patel General public awareness, which involves widespread understanding and acknowledgement of the issues on a societal level.There is self-awareness, which occurs when individuals understand how the growth of city and the issues arises will affect them personally.- It can be done through specific planned events, poster campaigns, websites, documentaries, newspaper articles, in schools and workplaces – any publicly available medium.
51 Sister – Sister Relationship by Archna patelTo identify similar cities inthe worldDevelop s-s relation ship tohelp to rejuvenateBharuch/Ankleshwar
52 DEVELOPMENT OF HUMOUR – by Rakesh Agrawal Starting of laughing clubs2. Start comedy movie club & screen movies on weekly basis3.Start book / comic library of comic books /jokes4. Conduct jokes competition.5. Conduct competition of funny / humorous situation, experienced by Individuals
53 Sports Initiatives – Moksh Udani Bharuch district has historically been successful in developing sportsman who has represented the City at National Level in various different sports. For example: Sameer Abbasi was trained in Bharuch by his father and now plays on behalf of the Railways. Vinay Panchal – a student from GNFC was a part of the cricket team at the Ranji Level. Munaf Patel has been one of the biggest success from our region at international level.
54 Sports Initiatives – Moksh Udani As a City, We should look into taking the following initiatives:- If students require better coaching facilities, they tend to move to Surator Ahmedabad as it provides superior quality guidance and coachingcamps.- Currently, there is one single district level tournament held, whichneeds to be organized annually and if GNFC can provide thepremises for the same, it would be ideal.- Tie up with international universities where by our students would gothere and get coaching for 2 to 3 months while their players can comehere and learn best practices. It would allow students to gain crosscultural experiences and be a better player in time to come.
55 CITIZENS AWARD – by Kamlesh Udani We should think of giving awards to the citizens who are doing outstanding work in the area of improvement of city life by individual/organizationPresently Ahmedabad Management Association is giving such awards, similarly we should think of giving awards to the citizens who have contributed in the area of economic, educational, cultural, health etc.
56 NarrationWater :Considering substantial increase in population, water requirement andits network plan for next 50 years to be chalked out.Drainage :The existing Drainage scheme of Bharuch town is required to be extendedto 12 villages of Bharuch & 7 villages of Ankleshwar which are now part of towns.Traffic :- Parallel road to River Narmada from Zadeshwar highway toKukarvada, which connects several Bharuch old city roads.Bholav Fly over should be operational as the earliest.Road side encroachment of Bharuch & Ankleshwar is to be removed.Another Bridge near Golden bridge work should be start as early as possibleOfficial parking space is to be allotted at lalbajar, juna bajar, station road, shaktinath, panchbatti of Bharuch & Tin rasta, Chauta naka, Pratin chowkadi, Valiya chowkadi, Piraman naka of Ankleshwar.No truck or heavy vehicles should be allowed during day time in city area & separate parking area is to be allocated.
57 Narration Clean & Green : - Create a maas awareness among citizens. Door to door collection from each area of Bharuch & Ankleshwarincluding near by villages should start at the earliest.Domestic waste disposal site to be identified and maintained effectively.Penalty/punishment to those spreading dirtTree plantation should made compulsory in all new construction & should be included in plan approval permission.Various island/Corners/Triangular & where ever government land is free should be develop as Garden/Tree plantation.Should develop beautification plan of both the cities.The open land adjoining to commercial places/societies/ industries/ townships should be allocated to them for green development.
58 Narration Tourism & Heritage : The project of Kabirvad development is held up rs.50crore is sanction and lying with Gujarat tourismPilgrimage boating/River boating from Golden bridge to tourist place shall be planned.Historical ancient structures like kot, Duch cemetry, Raichand deepchand library, Old broken tower, Bhrugurishi temple to be renovated.Similarly historical places like Ramkund & Jalkund of Ankleshwar to be developed.River front development activities will encourage tourist from other part too.The tourism development should relate with upcoming world largest statue of unity at sardar sarovar.