Faridabad (/fəˈriːdəbæd, -bɑːd/) is the most populous city in the Indian state of Haryana and a part of the National Capital Region of Delhi. It is one of the major satellite cities of Delhi and is located 284 kilometres south of the state capital Chandigarh. The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh. The Government of India included it in the second list of Smart Cities Mission on 24 May 2016. Faridabad has been described as the eighth fastest growing city in the world and the third in India by the City Mayors Foundation survey. As per the 2001 Delhi Regional Plan, Faridabad is part of the Delhi Metropolitan Area (DMA).
The newly developed residential and industrial part of Faridabad (Sec. 66 to 89) between the Agra Canal and the Yamuna River is commonly referred to as Greater Faridabad. The area is being developed as a self-sustained sub-city with wide roads, tall buildings, malls, educational institutions, and health and commercial centers. Sectors 66 to 74 are Industrial Sectors, while Sectors 75 to 89 are Residential Sectors.
Faridabad is a major industrial hub of Haryana. 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana is from Faridabad and Gurgaon. Faridabad is famous for henna production from the agricultural sector, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tyres and garments constitute its primary industrial products.
The city was founded in 1607 by Sheikh Farīd, treasurer to the Mughal emperor Jahangir, to protect the Grand Trunk Road between Delhi and Agra, and lies in the cultural region of Braj. A project for Pakistani refugee resettlement and light industrial development was initiated in the city in 1950. In Independent India, Faridabad was initially a part of Gurgaon district which was later made an independent district on 15 August 1979.
Nearby Tilpat (then “Tilprastha”) was one of the five villages demanded by Pandavas to avert a disastrous war.
Faridabad has a borderline hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh) just short of a dry-winter humid subtropical climate (Cwa). The city features the three typical Indian seasons – The “hot” or pre-monsoon season lasts from late March to late June and is typified by sweltering and arid conditions that begin very dry but latterly turn humid. The “wet” or monsoon season is sweltering and often dangerously humid with frequent but erratic heavy rainfall. Following the retreat of the monsoon is the “cool” or winter season with warm and sunny weather producing by far the most comfortable conditions.
The Faridabad Small Industries Association claims that Faridabad and Gurgaon districts account for almost 56% of the income tax collected in Haryana. Faridabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. It has started growing as another technology hub in Haryana nurturing startups and innovation.
Faridabad is the largest exporter of henna (Mehandi) in India. According to the Faridabad Henna Manufacturing Association, the sale of henna from Faridabad is worth an estimated ₹250 crore (US$35 million)–₹300 crore (US$42 million) annually.
National Power Training Institute Corporate Office, Faridabad
Many directorates of different union government ministries are headquartered in Faridabad including Central Ground Water Board, Department of Plant Quarantine and Central Insecticide Lab, and Union Government Offices from Haryana including the Commissioner of Central Excise within Department of Revenue, Government of India, Department of Explosives, and Department of Labour. Institute such as National Council for Cement and Building Materials, a research and development institute under the ministry of commerce, and industry has its head office in Faridabad.
Faridabad district is one of the 22 districts of the Indian state of Haryana with Faridabad city being the district headquarters. The Delhi-Mathura-Agra National Highway 44 (Grand Trunk Road) passes through the centre of the district, which occupies an area of 741 square kilometres (286 sq mi) and as of the 2011 census of India had a population of 1,809,733. Haryana government has created a new Faridabad division which would cover the districts – Faridabad, Nuh and Palwal.
As of 2011 it was the second most populous district of Haryana after Gurugram district.
An official Census 2011 detail of Faridabad, a district of Haryana has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Haryana. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Faridabad District of Haryana.
In 2011, Faridabad had population of 1,809,733 of which male and female were 966,110 and 843,623 respectively. In 2001 census, Faridabad had a population of 1,365,465 of which males were 747,673 and remaining 617,792 were females. Faridabad District population constituted 7.14 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Faridabad District was at 6.46 percent of Maharashtra population.
There was change of 32.54 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Faridabad District recorded increase of 58.88 percent to its population compared to 1991.
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Faridabad is on the broad gauge of the New Delhi – Mumbai Line. New Delhi and Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station is about 25 km away from Old Faridabad railway station. The trains for big cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai are easily accessible from here. Local trains runs between New Delhi to Faridabad.
Haryana Roadways State Transport (HR) is the Public Transport unit of the Government of Haryana in India. Haryana Roadways is a major part of Haryana Transport Department. It is the principal service provider for passenger transport in the state. The Consistent quality and punctuality of the service provider have earned a name in all neighbouring state. They have become the first choice of the passengers.
Faridabad is well-connected via roadways and is located at significant point. The city also has three railway stations of its own; Faridabad, New Town Faridabad and Ballabhgarh. The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, 35 km away.
You may have visited many big markets in Delhi but if you are in Faridabad and want to buy something at a very reasonable rate, you can head towards the Old Faridabad Main Market. Here you will get all your daily needs delivered at a very cheap price and you can buy almost everythings like utensils, clothes, footwear, home furnishings, accessories, eatables and many more daily life stuff. It is the oldest market in Faridabad that receives daily visitors from Delhi as well.
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Located almost in centre of Faridabad, it scores heavily on its location advantage. A complete family shopping experience which gets heightened by world leading brands like Panasonic, Swatch, Nokia, Lacoste, Colour Plus, Gautier, Planet Sports, McDonalds and more, It boasts of 10,000 sq. feet space dedicated to cater to the taste buds of the footfalls.. Indian, Chinese, Continental, Lebanese, Mexican to the most exotic cuisine eateries to pamper your taste buds.
INOX is one of the famous movie theatres in the heart of Faridabad. The cinema hall is fully operational with all requisite modern facilities for cinema lovers. The Cineplex has big screens and big halls with good quality audio systems. Several eating options are available in the vicinity of the Cineplex. Clean drinking water and modern washrooms are available here. It also offers online ticket booking and phone booking facilities. It is worth visiting and enjoying movies.
Town Park is an excellent public park located in Faridabad. It has a broad range of facilities and features for visitors to enjoy. The park provides BBQ grills, four little league fields, five soccer fields, and two tennis courts. The park is well equipped and event conducting areas. Town Park has a multi-purpose park for family entertainment that includes sports fields and special events. Ample parking space is available.
Metro Hospital, Faridabad has been in existence since 2002 as the first dedicated heart hospital of Haryana. “providing international standard health care at affordable cost to masses.” We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in healthcare for the benefit of humanity.