Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) has appointed Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology as consultants for preparing the urban development strategy for the city. The urban development strategy will cover 985-sq.km of SUDA areas and 135 villages of Choriyasi, Palsana, Kamrej and Olpad talukas and three nagarpalikas in the district. SVNIT has been assigned an uphill task of conceiving the basic infrastructural facilities for the areas that will be later brought within Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) limits.
As part of its longterm strategy, new town planning schemes would be made for Sachin, Icchapore, Haripura and others areas for regulated urban development. By 2035, tri-city of Surat, Bardoli and Navsari is expected to have a total population of 1.10 crore which will be more than double of the present population of the area.
Emphasis will be given to identify priority areas for development and also ensure that there is complete harmony between planning and design for massive infrastructure development in the region. Proper urban development strategy would trigger development of residential and commercial projects in the peripheral areas of the city.