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Location of Roorkee

Roorkee is a city and seat of a municipal council in Haridwar district, Uttarakhand, in far northern India. It is on the banks of the Ganges canal on the national highway between Delhi and Dehradun. Roorkee is known for Roorkee Cantonment, one of the country's oldest and the headquarters of Bengal Engineer Group (Bengal Sappers) since 1853. The renowned engineering college IIT Roorkee is located in this town. (Source: Wikipedia)

Location of Uttarakhand state in India

Location of Roorkee town in district Haridwar Location of Haridwar district in Uttarakhand Roorkee town

Regional Setting
New Delhi: 170Km via NH 58 To Haridwar Haridwar: 30 Km via NH 58 Houses: Bengal Engineer Group (estd.1853) IIT Roorkee Central Building Research Institute National Institute of Hydrology Latitude of 29 51' North Longitude of 77 54' East Altitude of 274 meters.

Surrounding Villages: Mazri (14 km) Piran Kaliyar (8Km) Sunehrah (10 Km)
From New Delhi

Roorkee finds its importance by being the host of many prominent institutions and organizations. The city has contributed to the national development by producing the finest quality engineers from the renowned University of Roorkee, now called the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. It is also the home of various government research institutes as Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Irrigation Research Institute (IRI) and the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH). It also has an army base of Bengal Engineering Group & Centre (BEG&C). The town is also famous for the big Ganges canal, the brainchild of Sir Proby Thomas Cautley that flows on a bridge crossing a seasonal river, Solani which was built by the British in 1854 and augmented recently. The aqueduct to carry the canal is half a kilometer long and as a result, the canal flows at a height of 25 metres over the original river. Roorkee is also the place where the first locomotive engine named Mary Lind, especially shipped from England moved on rails in India. Mary Lind ran in year 1846, well before the first passenger train from Bombay to Thane. POPULATION OF MUNICIPAL DOMAIN- 1,20,000(Census 2011) NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS- 21000

Climatic Data
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes. Temperature The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.

Precipitation Amount The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.

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Wind Speed Rain days The chart below plots the average daily wind The chart below plots the average number of speed you can expect for any month. It also days in any month that you can expect to see shows the maximum recorded sustained wind rain falling. speed for each month.

Chronological growth of the town

Comparison of growth 1970 2012


1.Growth pattern does not follow any of the classical theories in all respects though there are some similarities in respect of few zones/sectors. 2.Developments have mostly taken place along main transport routes and have taken place shape of ribbon development in many places. 3.Because of absence of major industrial base, the town has conspicuous absence of slum like low class residential zone/sector/nucleus.

5.Civil lines area, though small in size has assumed character high class residential development due to influence of IIT and Cantonment.
6.Various institutions on eastern side and Solani river apparently have acted as barrier to physical shape of the town in that direction.

7.Large proportion of areas showing high class residential development helps in establishing educated elitist character of the town.
8.Latest trend of isolated development along Delhi road and to lesser extend to Haridwar road appears to be due to natural barrier to Solani river. 9.Pollution is comparatively less as compared to other towns.

10.Generally growth on the periphery of the town is uncontrolled. 11.Conversion of agriculture land along main road into residential and commercial use
12.Development has taken place on almost all sides particularly along major axes of the town.

4.Villages on fringes from a kind of commuter zone or residential suburbs.




NH 73

NH 58

Municipal boundary


The road network connection and the major roads as highlighted

Various roads
NH 58- Connecting roorkee WITH HARIDWAR NH 73- Connecting roorkee with HARYANA

OTHER MAJOR ROADS ARE: Upper ganga canal road Right bank canal road Dehradun saharanpur road Pahadi bazar road Railway road

NH 73
National Highway 73 (NH 73) is a National Highway in Northern India that connects Roorkee in Uttarakhand to Panchkula in Haryana. The highway is 188 km (117 mi) long.[1] It covers a distance of 108 km (67 mi) in Haryana, 59 km (37 mi) in Uttar Pradesh and 21 km (13 mi) in Uttarakhand.

NH 58
National Highway 58 (NH 58) is a national highway in India. It links Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh near New Delhi with Badrinath and Mana Pass in Uttarakhand near Indo-Tibet border. This 538 km (334 mi) highway starts from Mana village near Indo-Tibet border north of Badrinath temple and passes through Badrinath, Joshimath, Chamoli, Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Devprayag, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Modinagar and ends at Ghaziabad near the border with Delhi. Of its total length, the NH 58 traverses 165 km (103 mi) in Uttar Pradesh and 373 km (232 mi) in Uttarakhand.

Roads and their conditions

Roads and their conditions


Civil lines NORTH

Wide Roads

Office of Executive Engineer

Predominantly administrative buildings and old constructions such as the Church building. Low population density. Wide roads.

Religious Building: Church

Civil lines CENTRAL

Civil Lines Main Bazaar

Civil Lines Main Bazaar

Predominantly commercial area. High population density Narrow roads due to encroachment by shops. Problems of traffic related seggregation due to absence of space for parking or pedestrians.
Nagar Palika Office

Civil lines SOUTH

Canal Road

Cinema Hall

Predominantly low rise residential area Low population density Wide roads Government Residences



Roorkee Town

Purwa dindayal


Roorkee Town

Chaw mandi

Roorkee Town

Amber talab


Roorkee Town

Majorly a residential ward having major commercial areas along the National Highway. Settled as a refugee camp, Ramnagar has emerged as one of the better areas of Roorkee town. It has a mixture of wide and narrow roads and many important buildings like the jail or the High Court.


1. Mixed use area with tradional houses. 2. Old market and Sabzi mandi area generates a lot of traffic and chaos. 3. Narrow roads and encroachments by the shops.


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