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Faridabad is the largest city in the north Indian state of Haryana in Faridabad district. It is a leading industrial centre and situated in the National Capital Region bordering the Indian capital New Delhi. Located 284 kilometres south of the state capital Chandigarh, it is the most populous city in the state of Haryana. The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh. Government of India included it in the second list of Smart Cities Mission on 24 May 2016. Faridabad has been described as eighth fastest growing city in the world and third most in India by City Mayors Foundation survey.
Top: Crown plaza of Faridabad
Bottom: Lake near Surajkund in Faridabad
|Named for||Sheikh Farid|
|• Body||Municipal Corporation of Faridabad|
|• Mayor||Suman Bala|
|• Total||742.9 km2 (286.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||2,421/km2 (6,270/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Haryanvi, Punjabi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
DL-16 (Delhi NCR)
The newly developed residential and industrial part of Faridabad (Sec. 66 to 89) between the Agra Canal and the Yamuna River is commonly referred 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 centres. Sectors 66 to 74 are Industrial Sectors whereas Sectors 75 to 89 are Residential Sectors.
Faridabad is also 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.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
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 last 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.
|Climate data for Faridabad|
|Average high °C (°F)||21
|Average low °C (°F)||8
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||15
|Source: Weather 2|
Although historically an Indian National Congress stronghold, the city's namesake district is now currently represented in the Lok Sabha by Krishan Pal Gurjar (BJP), following the 2014 Indian general election.
The list is as below:
|S. No.||Department||Title||Position Holder||Qualification|
|1||Administration||Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate||Sh. Atul Kumar||IAS|
|3||Administration||Additional Deputy Commissioner||Sh. Jitender Singh||HCS|
|4||Judiciary||District & Sessions Judge||Sh. Deepak Gupta (w.e.f 26.04.2017)|
|5||Police||Commissioner||Sh. Amitabh Singh Dhillon||IPS|
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.
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$39 million)–₹300 crore (US$47 million) annually.
Central government officesEdit
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. The Apex Central Training Institute of the Department of Revenue, Government of India, National Academy of Customs Excise & Narcotics is located at Sector 29. The National Power Training Institute, an autonomous body under Ministry of Power, Government of India has a corporate office in Faridabad. The city also hosts the National Institute of Financial Management, which serves as training academy for accounting and financial services.
Faridabad is the industrial capital of Haryana. As of 2013, out of total 11,665 registered working factories in Haryana, 2,499 were in Faridabad which was followed by Gurgaon with 2,116 factories. According to a study, growth of Faridabad has been declining in last 2 decades, share of Faridabad in investment is less than 1% and 93% of investment is in paper industry. The industrial contribution of Faridabad to Haryana’s revenue was declined from 29% to 22% in 2012-13. Faridabad is home to large-scale companies like Escorts Limited, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., Havells India Limited, JCB India Limited, Indian Oil (R&D), Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Whirlpool India Ltd., ABB Group, Goodyear India Ltd., Bata India Ltd and Eicher Tractor Ltd. and Beebay Kidswear Eyewear e-tailer Lenskart and healthcare startup Lybrate have their headquarters in Faridabad. More than 5,000 units of auto parts producers are based in Faridabad. Lakhani Armaan Group has set up manufacturing facilities at Faridabad (Haryana).
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Transportation and ConnectivityEdit
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, Chennai, Hyderabad are easily accessible from here. Local trains runs between New Delhi to Faridabad.
Delhi Metro Violet Line connects Faridabad with Delhi. The extension of Violet Line to Faridabad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 Sepetmeber 2015. There are 9 metro stations in Faridabad corridor of Delhi Metro which are all elevated. Further Delhi Metro will be extended to Ballabgarh from Faridabad and the work is likely to be completed by 2017. Haryana government is also planning to link Faridabad and Gurgaon by Metro. Currently the Faridabad corridor of Delhi Metro Violet Line is the longest metro corridor in the National Capital Region (NCR) consisting of 9 stations and the total length of corridor being 14 km.
The 9 metro stations are Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk, Escorts Mujesar Good Year and Balabgarh.
Faridabad is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which is around 35 km from Faridabad. The airport is one of the busiest airports in India and provides domestic and international air connectivity.
Faridabad has a large number of private schools. Schools like Delhi Public School, Manav Rachna International School, Apeejay School and Modern Vidya Niketan, Sector 17 are among the top 10 schools in the city. Schools in Faridabad are affiliated either with the All-India Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) or the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) boards. The language of instruction is English or Hindi. Besides these there are many government run public schools which are administered by Haryana Board of School Education. There are also three Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools in the city which are affiliated to Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) and are run by central government. Some of the institutes for primary and secondary education are:
- Apeejay School, Faridabad Sector 15
- Delhi Public School, Faridabad Sector 19
- DAV Public School, Sector 14
- DAV Public School Sector 37
- Dynasty International School Sector 28
- Eicher School Sector 46
- Holy Child Public School Sector 29 (near sector 28)
- John F. Kennedy Public School Sector 28
- Modern Vidya Niketan School, Aravali Hills
- Ryan International School
- SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Faridabad Sector 29
- Vidya Sanskar International School
There are numerous educational institutions in Faridabad that offer higher education courses. These colleges provide courses in different field like science, arts, commerce, engineering, MCA, etc. Some of the colleges that offer graduate and undergraduate courses include:
The cricket stadium in the city is Nahar Singh Stadium has a seating capacity of approx. 25,000 and has hosted 8 international cricket matches and a league cricket match between Mumbai Heroes and Bhojpuri Dabbang of Celebrity Cricket League.
Badkhal Lake was located in Badkhal village, 8 km from Delhi Border. The lake fringed by Aravalli hills was a man-made embankment which has now dried up. The lake complex, spread over 40 acres, had come up in 1969. In June 2015, Haryana government decided to revive the Badkhal lake here to once again attract tourists.
Surajkund Tourist Complex and International Crafts FairEdit
Situated at a distance of around 8 km from South Delhi. It is a 10th-century water reservoir which believed to be built by Tomar king Surajpal. Place is known for its annual fair "Surajkund International Crafts Mela". 2015 edition of fair was visited by 1.2 million visitors including 160,000 foreigners with more than 20 countries participating in fair. The Suraj Kund Lake here is surrounded by rock cut steps.
2016 edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be the 30th edition and People's Republic of China will be participating in the fair. Participation of the China will be the part of agreement signed between India and China in 2014 to celebrate year 2016 as "Year of China in India".
This unique Indian hydraulic engineering structure was built during the reign of King Anangpal of the Tomar dynasty in 8th century. It is approachable by road from Delhi from the Delhi - Mathura road. The ruins of the fortifications found in Anangpur village establishes by an inference that it was built by Anangpal as part of the Lal Kot that was developed as the first city of Delhi in the 8th century.
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Faridabad has been selected as one of the 100 Smart Cities in India. A live talk show on making Faridabad ‘a smart city’ was organised at Municipal Corporation's Auditorium.[when?] Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL) is setting up a solar power plant at the site of a defunct thermal power plant in Faridabad. The power generator plans to set up the plant over 151.78 acres near Bata Chowk in the district that generated coal based energy in the past.
- Nikhil Nanda - Renowned Industrialist
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- Himani Kapoor, b 1988 - singer
- Sonu Nigam, b 1973 - playback singer
- Ajay Ratra, b 1981 - former international cricketer
- Mahesh Rawat, b 1985 - cricketer
- Anisa Sayyed - shooter
- Richa Sharma, b 1980 - playback and devotional singer
- Rahul Tewatia - cricketer -Haryana-Kings Xl Punjab - from Sihi Village
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