Timeline of Ahmedabad - 1951 To 2000

1951 To 2000

  • 1951 – L. D. Engineering College started, North Gujarat Electric Grid Scheme Commissioned.
  • 1952 – First general elections under the new Constitution giving adult franchise, First elections to Corporation.
  • 1954 – Atira Laboratory building opened by Pundit Nehru.
  • 1957 – Second General Elections and second Corporation election. Corporation area extended, New buildings of All India Radio, Divisional Officer's status raised to Divisional Commissioner with wide powers, Centenary of Himabhai Institute, New Lal Darwaja Garden laid.
  • 1960 – Constitution of separate Gujarat State on 1 May and Ahmedabad becomes capital of new state.
  • 1961 – Opening of Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Design.
  • 1961 – oil was discovered at Anklesvar in Gujarat (BBoY 1962)
  • 1962 – Opening of Nehru Bridge, school of architecture at CEPT began its first course.
  • 1963 – Opening of Nagari Eye Hospital by Prime Minister Shri Pundit Nehru.
  • 1966 – Opening of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre.
  • 1970 – capital moved from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar
  • 1973 – Opening of Shubhash Bridge, Heavy floods.
  • 1974 – Nav Nirman Andolan by students.
  • 1975 – Declaration of Emergency in the Country
  • 1986 – 92 km² of new area merged with Municipal Corporation on Eastern Periphery.
  • 1993 – Municipal Corporation Superseded for the implementation of 74th Amendment and Administrator appointed.
  • 1994 – Several administrative reforms and strict actions initiated by the Corporation to improve its financial position. In-house Computerization Started.
  • 1997 – Municipal Corporation got itself credit rated from CRISIL and got A+ rating which subsequently increase to AA (so) rating
  • 1998 – Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation becomes first corporation in the country to offer public bonds for Public Subscription of Rs.1000 million.
  • 1999 – Widening of Sardar Bridge, Renovation of Tagore Hall, Renovation of Town Hall.
  • 2000 – Widening of Gandhi Bridge, Widening of Ellis Bridge, Publication of Citizen's Charter for the first time, Inauguration of the ambitious Raska Water Project.

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