Hajira, also spelled Hazira, is a town under Choryasi Taluka of Surat district in the state of Gujarat. It is located on National Highway 6 at a distance of 28.8 Km from the district headquarters Surat. The town is an important part of Surat Metropolitan Region.
Geography of HajiraGeographically, the town is a part of Hajira Peninsula. It is located on the bank of River Tapi at a distance of 8 Km from the Arabian Sea. The latitudinal and longitudinal coordinate of the town is 21.1345° North and 72.6477° East. It has an average elevation of 2 meter, which is 7 feet.
Earlier the coastline along Hajira Peninsula was barren. Today it thrives with mangroves planted under coastline restoration projects undertaken by different agencies such as Royal Dutch Shell Company, Government of Gujarat, different NGOs, as well as local population. Small creatures like crabs and mudskippers, which now thrive in these mangroves, offer additional income to the local people.
Administration in HajiraIt is to be remembered that Hajira fall under Choryasi Taluka in the district of Surat. Consequently, the administration of the town is looked after by the Mamlatdar in charge of Choryasi Taluka. In case of necessity you may call him at the following numbers:
Office Phone No: 0261-2663800
Residential Phone No: 0261-2782295
Mobile No: 7567006491, 9925143660
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If you want to visit him in person you may also do that. Following is the postal address of the Mamlatdar in charge of Choryasi Taluka:
Jilla Seva Sadan-2,
"A" Block, 2nd Floor,
However, The District Collector of Surat is the highest official in the district. He not only represents the state government in the district, but is also the ultimate authority within the district in many administrative as well as revenue matters. In case of necessity you may contact him at the following numbers:
Office Phone No: 0261-2652525 / 2655151
Residential Phone No: 0261-2669080, 2669580
Mobile No: 99784 06222
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If you want to contact the Chitnish to the Collector instead of contacting him directly you may call at 0261-2463812 or at 9428179810
Civic Administration in Hajira
As we have already said, Hajira falls under Surat Metropolitan Region and consequently much of the civic amenities in Hajira are looked after by Surat Municipal Corporation. However, the actual administration of the area is looked after by Hajira Gram Panchayat. In case of necessity you may contact it at 0261 2870098.
Emergency in HajiraIn case of any emergency, the police force of the locality is always the first to come forward with all kinds of help. If you are in any kind of trouble you may contact the Police Station at +91-261-286-0197 or visit it in person.
However, in case of any natural or man-made disaster it is always better to call the district officials first. Following is the phone numbers of Mamlatdar in charge of Disasters:
Office Phone No: 0261-2465112, 2465118
Mobile No: 99249 98569
Business and Economy in Hajira
Hajira is an industrial town and also a major transshipment port of this region. It has more than 20 large and medium scale industries dealing in different commodities such as petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel, energy, heavy engineering etc. Among them we must mention Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Essar Power, Hindustan Petroleum, Cairn Energy, Reliance, NTPC, Larsen & Toubro, Royal Dutch Shell, ONGC, GAIL, Ultra Tech Cement, etc.
Hajira is also a major transshipment port with direct berthing facilities. Consequently, the town also witnesses an intense port related activities. This in turn has great impact on the economy of the region.
Hajira Port is a deep-water, all-weather, transshipment port built by Hazira Port Private Limited (HPPL). It has direct berthing facilities and witnesses a significant amount of activities throughout the year. Its location is the prime factor in this regard. The fort is not only located in a highly industrialized region, it also serves the hinterland of West, North and Central India. It is well connected with main Mumbai-Delhi Freight Corridor. Therefore, goods to and from Hajira Port is easily reached to its final destination. In addition, it is located close to the high speed dual carriageway, which is under construction. Once that is completed there will further improvement in the activities in and around this Port.
The port also has LNG facilities, established in 2004 by Shell Gas B.V (Shell) in collaboration with Total Gaz Electricité Holdings France (Total). Following are some important phone numbers relating to Hazira Port:
Port Manager: +91 261 305130
Harbour Master: +91 261 3051301
Pilot/ Berthing Master: +91 261 3051302
Hazira Port Control
Phone No: +91 261 3051165
Tourism in Hajira
The area around Hajira Port has two natural springs, which are rich in sulphur. Consequently, the area offers great scope for health tourism. In addition, the town has quite a few places of tourist interest located in its vicinity. One of them is Hazira Bird Sanctuary
Bird Watching in HajiraHazira Bird Sanctuary is located at distance 5.9 km from Hajira town along NH 6. Traditionally the area was a vast wetland, which attracted different species of migratory birds from far off places. Unfortunately, the rapid industrialization that took place in this area destroyed much of it. Much later, corporate houses based in this town decided to take up the matter. Thanks to their effort, the area has now been developed into a wonderful bird sanctuary. Today one can see at least 68 species of migratory birds coming here to nest every year.
One more unique point is that the sanctuary is home to a large number of resident birds as well. Some of the birds commonly seen here are Kingfishers, Flamingos, Booted Warbleer, Blue Throat, Brahminy Starling, Asian Paradise, Black Headed IBIS, Black Drongo, Purple Rumped Sunbird, Magpie Robin, Red Spurfowl, Grey Heron, Long-Billed Vulture, Grey-headed Starling, Red-vented Bul Bul, Red-watted Lapwing etc.
Hazira Mangrove Forest created by Shell Company in collaboration with other agencies is another place to visit. Hazira Beach is also another good place to spend some quiet hours.
Entertainment in Hazira
If you love water sports, you must visit Water Fun Park at Rajgari Village. It opens its door at 10AM in the morning and generally remains open till 5 in the evening. On some occasions, it keeps open until 6 o’clock. It houses many water rides, swimming pool, disco, film studio. In addition, the park offers all other facilities like costumes, locker room, parking space, safety equipments, guest house etc. Therefore, you can expect to have a day full of fn and laughter if you opt for it
To know about the Water fun Park you may call at the following numbers:
Phone No: 0261 2860935 / 3250935
Mobile No 99049 80234
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How to reach HajiraTo Hajira, one must first come to Surat and then take the road transport from there. To known more you may refer to our ppages on Transport in Surat
Hajira at a GlanceTaluka: Choryasi Taluka
Post Office: Nandniketan
Std Code: 0261
Pin Code: 394270
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