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THE SITE IS LOCATED IN AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT. THE SLUM AREA IS KNOWN AS GULBAI TEKRA OR POPULARLY AS HOLLYWOOD BASTI.

AREA OF THE SITE- 73,022 SQM

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SITE HISTORY- It is believed that a rich Parsi lady named Gulab Bai in 1851- 1854 ,who owned the land, due to severe drought in rajasthan, these people became homeless and so she leased it to the artisans. She handed over
the land to the sculptors and their families as a parting gift hence the name 'Gulbai'' Tekra. The Tekra denotes the slight incline at which this area is poised. The site was a hilly forest but later on it was developed into a slum.

ECONOMY- PROBLEMS REGARDING THE SITE-

I The property here is strongly inclined towards old bungalows with a scattering of low rise
apartments. Most of the populace has been staying here for generations and do not wish to move
away from the comfort this area offers in terms of safety; entertainment, and essentials available at


Unhealthy environment
Poor sanitation problems

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and academies to send their children to; well maintained civic services; etc.
Gulbai Tekra has still maintained her old-worldly charm and entering this area is like stepping



Poor access to water
Lack of sanitation system
Poverty

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into another time zone altogether. One is pacified with a deep sense of calm, well-being and • Due to rapid expansion , this community is constantly
peacefulness. For several decades now, this community of Baori adivasis plonked right in midst of under the threat of demolition of their workshops and
a posh locality, running a thriving industry of making plaster of paris Lord Ganesha idols which living spaces.
are sold not just in Gujarat but across India. It's an important means of livelihood here and • In the hope of getting rid of the poverty web, most of
residents have been demanding workspace as a mandatory incentives for them to be rehabilitated. them drop out of school even though the slum has two
anganwadis and a municipal school and then they
carry on with their family businesses. Some of them are

A CONTEXT AND EXISTING SCENERIO-


The area boasts of hosting the Regional Passport Office at its apex
denied admission to schools because of joining late.

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along with the slum area which is home to the craftsmen who use
Plaster of Paris to sculpt various idols. Rickshaws and private cabs also SITE SECTION AT YY Y

are a plenty. The BRTS route and AMTS are at the periphery of this

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area.
Basic amenities and necessities like clinics, civic center, post office,
banks, malls, gyms and fitness centers, cyber cafes, schools, gardens, BRTS
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religious places etc. can be easily accessed. A common sight here is SITE SECTION AT XX
vegetable hawkers plying handcarts again adding to the old world
feeling.
Most of the families settled here are joint families hence it is an area

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which is senior citizen friendly. This area inhabited by the rajasthani MRTS
marwadis(members of bawre community). The slum houses around
7000 people.

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BRTS CORRIDOR
SITE EVOLUTION-

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SITE PLAN
Housing condition of the slum
no peripheral road 2000 2005

2010 2020 peripheral road(kokilabenVyas road) Views of the slum Slum dwellers involved SUBMITTED BY
completed for better connectivity to the city In idol making AYESHA ROOSMIN