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7 th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India

17-20 December 2023
Surat, India

About Surat

Surat is a city located in the western part of India in Gujarat. It is one of the most dynamic cities in India, with one of the fastest growth rates due to immigration from various parts of Gujarat and other states of India. Surat is one of the cleanest cities in India and is also known by several other names like "THE SILK CITY," "THE DIAMOND CITY," "THE GREEN CITY," etc.
It has the most vibrant present and equally varied heritage of the past. In the past, this was a glorious port with ships of more than 84 countries anchored in its harbor at any time. Still, Surat continues the same tradition as people from around the country flock for business and jobs. Surat has practically zero percent unemployment rate, and jobs are easier to get here due to the fast development of various industries in and around Surat City.
The city has various engineering plants like Essar, Larsen and Toubro and RIL. Surat won the Netexplo Smart Cities Award 2019 with UNESCO in the resilience category. Surat is also listed as the second cleanest city in India as of August 21st, 2020, according to the Swachh Survekshan.