FARIDABAD is the largest city in the north Indian state of
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
Smart Cities Mission on 24 May
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
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.
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 2.1 Climate
* 3 Government
* 4 Administration
* 5 Economy
* 5.1 Taxation
* 5.2 Agriculture
Central government offices
* 5.4 Industries
* 5.5 Real Estate
* 6 Transportation and Connectivity
* 6.1 Rail
* 6.2 Metro
* 6.3 Road
* 6.4 Airways
* 7 Demographics
* 8 Education
* 8.1 Schools
* 8.2 Higher education
* 9 Healthcare
* 10 Sports
* 10.1 Cricket
* 11 Tourism
Surajkund Tourist Complex and International Crafts Fair
* 11.3 Anangpur Dam
* 12 Religious Sites
* 13 Utilities
* 14 Environment
* 15 Notable people
* 16 Gallery
* 17 See also
* 18 Notes
* 19 References
* 20 External links
The modern phase of the city was begun under the Pakistani Refugee
Resettlement Project, with the foundations of industrial development
being founded here by 1950.
CLIMATE CHART (EXPLANATION )
15 21 8
19 23 10
21 30 15
27 36 21
29 39 26
61 39 28
214 35 27
228 34 26
100 34 25
21 33 19
5 28 13
14 22 8
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Weather 2
0.6 70 46
0.7 73 50
0.8 86 59
1.1 97 70
1.1 102 79
2.4 102 82
8.4 95 81
9 93 79
3.9 93 77
0.8 91 66
0.2 82 55
0.6 72 46
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
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
CLIMATE DATA FOR FARIDABAD
AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F)
AVERAGE LOW °C (°F)
AVERAGE RAINFALL MM (INCHES)
Source: Weather 2
Although historically an
Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress stronghold, the
city's namesake district is now currently represented in the Lok Sabha
Krishan Pal Gurjar (BJP), following the 2014 Indian general
The list is as below:
Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate
Sh. Atul Kumar
Additional Deputy Commissioner
Sh. Jitender Singh
Amul Banas Dairy
Faridabad is the largest exporter of henna (Mehandi) in India.
According to the
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 OFFICES
National Power Training Institute Corporate Office,
Many directorates of different union government ministries are
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
Also headquartered here is
NHPC Limited which is a Central PSU
under Ministry of Power, Government of
India and the largest
Hydro-power Company in India.
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
Haryana ’s revenue was declined from 29% to 22% in
Faridabad is home to large-scale companies like Escorts
India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.,
India Limited, JCB
Indian Oil (R&D),
Larsen & Toubro (L">
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TRANSPORTATION AND CONNECTIVITY
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
Faridabad railway station . The trains for big cities like Mumbai
Hyderabad are easily accessible from here. Local trains
New Delhi to Faridabad.
Violet Line (Delhi Metro)
Delhi Metro Violet Line
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
Delhi Metro which are all elevated. Further
will be extended to Ballabgarh from
Faridabad and the work is likely
to be completed by 2017.
Haryana government is also planning to
Gurgaon by Metro. Currently the
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.
A view of
Delhi Faridabad Skyway
Delhi Faridabad Skyway
Faridabad is well connected with
Faridabad is served by
Indira Gandhi International Airport
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
As per 2011 census,
Faridabad had a population of 1,404,653 out of
which males were 750,446 and females were 654,207. The literacy rate
was 83.04 per cent.
List of education facilities in Faridabad
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
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:
Institute of Hotel Management, Faridabad
* Lingaya\'s University
Manav Rachna International University
National Power Training Institute
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)
YMCA University of Science and Technology
There are many private and government hospitals in Faridabad. The
city also has one government medical college named Employees' State
Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical College.
Asian Institute of Medical Sciences
* ESIC Government Medical College and Hospital
* Fortis Escorts Hospital
* Metro Heart Institute Hospital
* QRG Central Hospital & Research Centre
* Sun Flag Hospital & Research Centre
* Sarvodaya Hospital
* RG Stone Urology ">
Nahar Singh Stadium
Nahar Singh Stadium
The cricket stadium in the city is
Nahar Singh Stadium
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
Celebrity Cricket League .
Dried Badkhal lake Main article:
Badkhal Lake was located in Badkhal village, 8 km from
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 FAIR
Surajkund SurajKund International Crafts Fair,
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
India and China in 2014 to celebrate year 2016 as "Year of
China in India".
Surajkund dam downstream side
The Anagpur Dam, located close to the Anagpur village (also called
Faridabad district of
Haryana , India, is 2 kilometres
(1.2 mi) away from the more famous
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
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
A live talk show on making
Faridabad ‘a smart city’ was organised
at Municipal Corporation's Auditorium.
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.
A petition was filed with National Green Tribunal (NGT) for
Faridabad waste disposal.
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Anisa Sayyed - shooter
* Richa Sharma , b 1980 - playback and devotional singer
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