The Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) is constituted under section 22 of the Gujarat Town Planning & Urban Development Act, 1976 on 30th januarys 1978. The total area covered was 686.30Sq. Kms. covering 48 villages in the periphery of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation including the area of Rajkot Municipal Corporation i.e. 161.86 Sq.Kms.