FIRST IMPRSSION OF PRECINCT AREA – GHATLODIYA Setting out late in the evening, I arrived at chowk (node) to a Chankyapuri flyover and 2 separate roads (Chankyapuri and maharana pratap). As I strolled through the maze of this ‘market’ street (Chanakyapuri road), there were vegetable sellers, grain merchants, eateries, street vendors lining up on the edges of the road. Few of the vendors almost encroached the road due to which there was an inconvenience for vehicles to pass through that 8 meters wide road where at a certain point only 3 meters wide corridor was left. The crowd was coming in and people were trying to manage their way through. I realized that the place where vendors were standing was a designated parking space. People claiming these functional spaces as their own with no external objection gave me my first impression of the precinct of people’s getbusy-earning attitude. Heading away from the node towards SG Highway, I spotted Ghatlodiya, a Gamtal (a neighbourhood in Ahmedabad) with undeveloped homes which serve to people belonging to the EWS and around 750 m away, Chandoliya railway lines, going parallel to this market street, act as a barrier between Ghatlodiya and Hari nagar. In an attempt to get a sense of the scale of buildings on the main road and inner areas, I moved towards internal roads that led me to gated communities. I found more of low-rise structures as I weaved through. Most of the fabric is residential and commercial with a mixture of building typologies. The experience here was contrasting due to the slow movement of vehicles and the reduced crowd.