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About Ghaziabad provides information regarding the well-known industrial city of Ghaziabad. It is in Uttar Pradesh and is situated around 1.5 km from the eastern part of the Hindon river. Ghaziabad is surrounded by Delhi and Meerut. The headquarters of the Ghaziabad district is located over here.

Ghaziabad is a well planned industrial city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 19 km east of Delhi and 46 km southwest of Meerut. The city houses the headquarters of the Ghaziabad district. It was initially part of the Meerut district after independence, till the time when due to political intervention Ghaziabad was separated and given a new district status.

The city gets its name from the founder Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. Later the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. It is a large industrial city well-connected by roads and railways. It has industries that manufacture railway coaches, diesel engines, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish, heavy chains, etc. Also It has ordinance factory at Muradnagar & Bharat Electronics Limited for manufacturing defense products.
History of Ghaziabad

History of Ghaziabad throws light into the past events, that this Indian city once underwent. In the year 1740, the emperor, Ghazi-ud-din established Ghaziabad. Initially it was named Ghaziuddinnagar after the name of its founder and afterwards was changed to to Ghaziabad. While talking about the History of Ghaziabad it should be mentioned that from the historical, archaeological and mythological point of view Ghaziabad is considered to be a prosperous city that was later proved by the research work and excavations done in the district.

In the last twenty years, the modern history of Ghaziabad reflects the expansion of industries in more than any other city. The rural population has decreased considerably. It seems rapid establishment of new industrial institutions to be the main reason for it. Increase in the urban population of Ghaziabad in its history can be attributed to the influx of people to the city for earning their bread and butter and secondly as the residential problem of the Delhi metropolis is increasing, a large number of people are leaving Delhi to settle in the nearby areas. As Ghaziabad is the most suitable place for its modern facilities its urban population has increased rapidly.

During the region of Sultan Muhammad-bin -Tuglak in 1313, the history of Ghaziabad experienced a fearsome battle. The attack of Taimur came on this fort and the human massacre has been well known references in the history of Ghaziabad. The significance of Loni increased during the Mughal period as the Mughal King came here for hunting and pleasure trips. A Baage Ranap is a memorial belonging to that period. However, history of Gaziabad experienced seven wars. The Kot war in the fourth century was fought at Loni and the war between Taimur and the Indian warriors was fought at Surajpur. The war between the ruler of Bharatpur King Surajmal and Najib on the banks of the Hindon River, Maratha-Mughal war, and the war in 1803 between Sir General Lake and the Royal Maratha army were fought here but the most vital war was fought at the banks of river Hindon on 30-31 May, 1857 with the British.

This was the first war of independence fought in the history of Ghaziabad. During the 1857 war, the entire district witnessed prospects of this public war. People living in this city can be proud of their ancestors who were the martyrs of this district for the independence of the country. The history of Ghaziabad has the name of many freedom fighters who played a leading role in the 1949 August revolution and also fought under the guidance of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.

How to reach Ghaziabad

Air
Reaching Ghaziabad by Air is possible via the nearest airport from Ghaziabad, the Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. The city of Ghaziabad is an important industrial city of India, which is included in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Business men from all over India approach this city. As Ghaziabad city has no airport of its own, the airport of Delhi plays the substitute.
Rail
Reaching Ghaziabad by Rail is the one of the most comfortable means of transport to the city. As such, other means of conveyance to Ghaziabad include airways and roadways. Ghaziabad is located to the East of New Delhi. This is an industrial city and the rapid corporate development has increased the number of daily passengers. Workers from Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon regularly travel to Ghaziabad for work purpose. The two nearest railways from Ghaziabad include the Nizamuddin railway station and the New Delhi railway station.

The Ghaziabad rail junction is important in terms of local trains as well as national rail routes. Several of the long distance trains stop at Ghaziabad. The local trains, called the EMU connect Ghaziabad to the neighboring cities and towns. There are other trains, which connect Ghaziabad to Meerut, Aligarh, Palwal, Mathura, Faridabad and such other important places in Uttar Pradesh.

Distance from Ghaziabad to major cities
Cities Distance in KM
Ghaziabad to Agra : 221
Ghaziabad to Ambala : 211
Ghaziabad to Bangalore : 2053
Ghaziabad to Hyderabad : 1517
Ghaziabad to Jodhpur : 608
Ghaziabad to Lucknow : 478
Ghaziabad to Mysore : 2218
Ghaziabad to Mumbai : 1418

Best time to visit Ghaziabad
October to March

Climate of Ghaziabad
Min Max
Summers 30 C 43 C
Winters 5C 25 C

STD Code of Ghaziabad
+91-120

Language spoken
Hindi, Urdu and English

 
 
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