BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION The second-oldest city of India having continuous inhabitations, first being Kashi (Varanasi) Various names in various eras -Bhrigukachchha, Bhrigupur, Bhrigutirtha, Bhrigukshetra, Bhrigukaksha, Barugaza by the Greeks and Roman -Bharuch' 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
- Various historical evidence shows that Bharuch was the largest sea port and the biggest business hub of ancient India for more than 2000 years. It was connected with South-east Asia, Srilanka, Africa, Egypt, Babylon, Iran and Arab countries. - It has a known history for about 8000 years. 1st/ 2nd century writings of Egypt, Greek and Periplus maps mentioned Bharuch as Barugaza. They noted Bharuch as important port and large business center BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION
BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION – by Pillo Jinwala HERITAGE -Kabir Vad -Kadhia Dungar -Fort of Bharuch -Eidgah Maidan -Dutch Cemetery -Raichand Deepchand Library -Dandiyatra halt at Sevashram -Ancient Vav -Golden Bridge/Silver Bridge -British Tomb -Bhrugurishi Temple
BHARUCH FACTS & FICTION – by Pillo Jinwala HERITAGE Present Status -Dilapidated Status -Most of the places can not be visited PROPOSAL -Heritage Society -Restore -Bring back glory CAN BE DONE -Funding -Bus Tour -Make all festivals/meals with proper planning and make them enjoyable
Vision of my City – by Tarak Mamlatdarna Bharuch 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. Present City 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.
Vision of my City - by Tarak Mamlatdarna My vision - Basic civic infrastructure like Sweet potable Water, Drainage and waste collection and disposal 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.
- Should 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. Vision of my City – by Tarak Mamlatdarna My vision - Heritage structures to be highlighted with proper maintenance and lighting.
Large river bed to be developed for water sports, gardens, entertainment and leisure area. Existing Jettty for boats Mangleshwar Suklatirth Gumandev Fair Kabirvad Kadidungar Jhanjpur
Vision of my City In short city should reflect its glorious past as well as should Attract people Working in surrounding Industrial areas By providing clean and Green environment. 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.
Greening Bharuch MAKING GREEN BHARUCH Development of more public parksDevelopment of more public parks Movement of green tree plantationsMovement of green tree plantations in the different location of city & in the different location of city & Industrial area. Industrial area. Motivating Individuals to have Motivating Individuals to have greenery in their court yard / greenery in their court yard / balcony / roof top. balcony / roof top. Develop road side plantation in the Develop road side plantation in the society. society.
Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCH River bank development by small ornamental plants in summer & winter
Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCH Banning of plastic uses to protect plants and shrubs. Banning of plastic uses to protect plants and shrubs. Develop wormy culture for promotion of greenery development. Develop wormy culture for promotion of greenery development. Promote BHUDAN for plantation and development of trees.Promote BHUDAN for plantation and development of trees.
Greening Bharuch – Rakesh Agrawal MAKING GREEN BHARUCH Organize 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.
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 town The 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.
Traffic solutions - N.K.Patel Suggestion At 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
Traffic solutions - N.K.Patel Bharuch : 1.Panch batti 2.Railway station (all sides) especially near 3.President hotel & in front across road 4.Near west side foot over bridge on godi side 5.On east side of foot over bridge. 6.Kasak circle. 7.Sheetal circle. 8.Tulsidham crossing. 9.Zadeshwar road crossing. 10.Narmada junction on NH 8. 11.ABC circle. 12.Shravan crossing. 13.Jambusar crossing. 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) Ankleshwar : 1.Teen Rasta 2.Station Road 3.Chauta Naka 4.Gadkhol Patia 5.Pratin Chowkdi 6.Valiya Chowkdi 7.Piraman Naka 8.Jinwala School 9.Bharuchi Naka
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 Road Ankleshwar – Tin Rastaa, Station Road, Shak Market – Hawa mahel to Pratin Hotel to Gadkhol Patia on Old N.H.8 Ankleshwar city to Rajpipla Chowkdi – DGVCL to Piraman Naka – Sadanand Chowkdi to Sarangpur Such encroachments destroying beauty of both the towns. Road side area should be covered and Gardens/tree should be planted Near by companies/societies/shopping centers to be asked to manage plantations to save precious land.
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 28
GANDHINAGAR/ CHANDIGARH: These are newly planned and developed cities with grid planning/ modular planning.—OR SECTORAL PLANNING This type of planning ensures phased development with ease. Internal development plans can be with appropriate parkings/ cycling lanes/ footpaths Civic amenities like social places/ educational institutions/ entertainment zones etc can be put in different sectors, with even proportioning. 29 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel
OLD PRINCELY TOWNS VADODARA: PARKS, GARDENS, OPEN SPACES BEAUTIFUL LAKES VISIONARY WATER SUPPLY SOURCING –AJWA SAROWAR —ALSO, HELPING TO CREATE NATURAL ENTERTAINMENT ZONE/ GREEN ZONE CIRCLES AND STATUES AT APPROPRIATE JUNCTIONS ATITHI GRUHS, RUN BY VMC FOR MARRIAGES/ PUBLIC FUNCTIONS 30 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 CONCEPTS PEDESTRIAN SUSPENSION BRIDGE CONECTING TWO PARTS OF CITY INTERNAL CHOWKS WITH CONVENTIONAL OUTING/ HANG OUT PLACES—OLD BHARUCH HAS SIMILAR PLACES. GONDAL/ JAIPUR: WIDE ROAD NETWORK WITH BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED STONE KERBS. FOOTPATHS UNIFORMITY OF RAILINGS ON ROAD SIDE PROPERTIES 31 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel
SURAT: Flyover construction at proper places and its efficient management for traffic decongestion Administrative 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 city HYDERABAD: Encouraging GREEN buildings by giving tax incentives. 32 LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel
ANKLESHWAR GIDC—NOTIFIED AREA Water supply and drainage system Beautification of roads network by simply putting proper footpaths with kerbs/ street lighting. A lot of greenery plantation on road sides. Waste collection/ disposal LESSONS FROM OTHER TOWNS / CITIES DEVELOPMENT MODELS – N.K.Patel
Suggestions in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-III
Suggestions and concerns in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-III Followings are our suggestions and concerns: -Proposed Draft Development Plan was announced on 13 th Jan 2014, our concern is when we will get the primary final draft development plan of BAUDA. -Online Tracking system : Since last two years we are suggesting to have a online file tracking system on website. But no development has been taken place till date. Our concern is if the online file tracking system launched every individual can track his/her file status and it will also help in fast processing. -TP-3 – Bharuch City (Western Area): Still in many case the records are not updated and effect of new planning has not taken place in form no 7, 12 etc due to this technical problems are arising and development is not taking place. -Parallel Procedure of N/A Approval and Layout plan Approval: We should implement in both PCPIR and BAUDA because in other Urban development authorities like SUDA, VUDA,AUDA due to parallel procedure the process time is saved and it will benefit both BAUDA & individuals
Suggestions and concerns in regards with Proposed Draft Development Plan & General Development Control Regulation Volume-III - Inclusion of CREDAI BHARUCH Committee Members in BAUDA Committee -Corridor widths to be redefined separately for single loaded and double loaded. Corridor widths given in the GDCR are very huge for single loads. - Thick Plantation for plot areas to be increased to more than 20000 m 2. - 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, the parking area should be considered as hollow plinth. The permissible height for this part of the building 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 maximum permissible height is 15mts which should be allowed to 16.50mts so that larger floor to floor heights are possible. In past CREDAI has already submitted our suggestions in letter dated 7 th March 2014, 17 th November 2014 and 16 th March 2015,
PRESENT STATUS Not very good TO DO -Ensure all rural schools are supported similar to mobile education vans. -Upgrade teachers -Soft skills -Drop out ration to reduce – as AIA project HIGHER EDUCATION -Need to start university with collaboration with international university. -Medical college. - Jivraj Patel
Health Issue of Bharuch District – Dr.N.C.Modi - Prevention - Promotion & Education of good health - Medical Treatment
Health Issue of Bharuch District – by Dr.N.C.Modi Prevention 1. Vaccination - Awareness, Promotion, Permanent Centers, Records 2. Supply of Clean Potable Water 3. Vegetables and Grocery storage in good hygienic conditions 4. Hygienic Surroundings 5. Toilet facilities 6. Good Drainage 7. Clean Atmosphere 8. Personal Hygiene 9. Garbage management 10. Habit - Drugs and smoking and Alcohol
Health Issue of Bharuch District – by Dr.N.C.Modi Prevention 11. Organic Vegetables Promotions (without pesticides) 12. Food supplementations e.g. vita B12, Iodine ( for thyroid) Iron etc. 13. Alternative Medicine and Importance of Yoga 14. Balanced Diet 15. Avoid Junk Food. Health Promotion and Education 1. Health Education in school and colleges 2. Effect of vices and tobacco 3. Effect of bad environment 4. Importance of exercise and sports 5. Knowledge about various disease by seminars and talks.
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 management -Treatment of poor with dignity and ambulance facilities -Tertiary Care Hospital.
The goal is to create an atmosphere that reflects the peculiarities of the culture that is being celebrated. Art & culture – Archnaben Patel Literature - ‘Treejo Guruvar’. - Book Lovers Meet Cultural Festival & Exhibition Mega Event in River bed of Narmada below Golden Bridge can be planed on a regular basis
Omkarnath Thakur Sangeet Mandal, Shivranjni And Other Groups Organized Programmes Music Film Attempt 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 Art & culture – by Archnaben
Marathons in the winter December or January. Boat races similar to the ones in Kerala, but a different scale! Arts and Crafts Have an art mela for local artists, calligraphers, photographers, digital art Sports Art & culture – by Archnaben
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. 1.Tertiary Care Hospital and Speciality Treatment facilities 2.Development of Tourism 3.Development of Airport 4.Development of Implementation of BAUDA Plan 1.Tertiary Care Hospital and Speciality Treatment facilities 2.Development of Tourism 3.Development of Airport 4.Development of Implementation of BAUDA Plan
Angel Funding – by Jivraj Patel NEED OF ANGLE FUNDING FOR BHARUCH DISTRICT The 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.
Various projects in following area can be developed. NRI participation In Development of Bharuch. By: Tarak Mamlatdarna 1. Road side plantations with tree guard. 2. Tools / containers for Garbage collection 3. Creating Green / paved areas on road side 4. 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. 1. Road side plantations with tree guard. 2. Tools / containers for Garbage collection 3. Creating Green / paved areas on road side 4. 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
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 of Pandit Omkarnath Thakore Kaniyalal MunshiShri B.K.ThakoreKavi SundaramShantila Shastri
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. - 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.
- To identify similar cities in the world - Develop s-s relation ship to help to rejuvenate Bharuch/Ankleshwar - To identify similar cities in the world - Develop s-s relation ship to help to rejuvenate Bharuch/Ankleshwar Sister – Sister Relationship by Archna patel Sister – Sister Relationship by Archna patel
DEVELOPMENT OF HUMOUR – by Rakesh Agrawal 1.Starting of laughing clubs 2. Start comedy movie club & screen movies on weekly basis 3.Start book / comic library of comic books /jokes 4. Conduct jokes competition. 5. Conduct competition of funny / humorous situation, experienced by Individuals
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.
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 Surat or Ahmedabad as it provides superior quality guidance and coaching camps. - Currently, there is one single district level tournament held, which needs to be organized annually and if GNFC can provide the premises for the same, it would be ideal. - Tie up with international universities where by our students would go there and get coaching for 2 to 3 months while their players can come here and learn best practices. It would allow students to gain cross cultural experiences and be a better player in time to come.
CITIZENS AWARD – by Kamlesh Udani 1.We should think of giving awards to the citizens who are doing outstanding work in the area of improvement of city life by individual/organization 2.Presently 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.
Narration Water : Considering substantial increase in population, water requirement and its network plan for next 50 years to be chalked out. Drainage : The existing Drainage scheme of Bharuch town is required to be extended to 12 villages of Bharuch & 7 villages of Ankleshwar which are now part of towns. Traffic : - Parallel road to River Narmada from Zadeshwar highway to Kukarvada, 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 possible -Official 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.
Narration Clean & Green : - Create a maas awareness among citizens. -Door to door collection from each area of Bharuch & Ankleshwar including near by villages should start at the earliest. -Domestic waste disposal site to be identified and maintained effectively. -Penalty/punishment to those spreading dirt -Tree 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.
Narration Tourism & Heritage : -The project of Kabirvad development is held up rs.50crore is sanction and lying with Gujarat tourism -Pilgrimage 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.