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Gota, Ahmedabad's so-called realty hotspot, is far from being the perfect location for your abode, as infrastructure in the area is grossly inadequate.

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Jitendra Dave

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 09:09 AM IST

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It might be one of the largest wards in terms of size, but Gota, Ahmedabad's new realty hotspot, is far from being the perfect location for your abode.

Gota is a massive ward geographically, and has grown popular due to low real estate prices. However, the infrastructure in the area is grossly inadequate. Civic amenities are, by and large, missing.

Residents of the newly-developed areas of Gota and Chanakyapuri suffer a lot due to bad road conditions and absence of street lights in several spots.

Moreover, the locality does not have a drainage system in place yet, resulting in severe waterlogging. Residents complain that despite the property tax they pay to the AMC, little has been done to tackle their civic woes.

While the BJP ruled the Gota gram panchayat for more than a decade, new areas have been included from Ghatlodia and Ognaj. This makes it difficult to predict victory for any of the two main parties.

Gota village has Thakore and Rabari communities in large numbers, while other areas have a mixed population. The Congress is banking on the around 44% backward class voters.

The BJP, on the other hand, is hopeful of capturing the ward due to the inclusion of 36,000 voters from the former Ghatlodia area, and the Patel voters in Ognaj.

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