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Faridabad

City : Faridabad
Location : North India
Language : Punjabi


Know About Faridabad


Faridabad is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. It is a major industrial city and population centre. The city was founded in 1607 by Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. He built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. Later, it became the headquarters of a pargana which was held in jagir by the Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad became the 12th district of in Haryana on 15 August 1979.
Overview

Faridabad is about 25 Kilometres south of Delhi at 28° 25' 16" North and 77° 18' 28" East. It is bounded by the National Capital Territory of Delhi on its north, Gurgaon District on the west, and Uttar Pradesh State on its east and south. Delhi-Mathura National Highway-2 (Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the centre of the district. The city has many Railway Stations on the Delhi-Mathura double track broad-gauge line of the North Central Railway.



Economy

Faridabad is a massive economic engine for Haryana. Faridabad and Gurgaon generate over 50% of the income tax to the Haryana government.

Agriculture

Wheat was grown in Faridabad before but the agriculture has since moved towards the villages of Haryana as Faridabad saw a boom in the population in the early 90s. Almost all of agricultural land has been taken over by the residential housing. However, the 'Anaaj Mandi' (Grain Market) of heritage value still exists in Old Faridabad.


Communications

Faridabad is well connected by the latest means of communications that includes GSM, WLL, Dialup internet connection, DSL internet connection, Leased line internet connection.

Govt operated fixed line/land line telephone connections privately operated, world class network of fixed line phones.

Apart from electronics means of communication, the city is well connected through the postal services as well. Government owned Indian Postal Service and privately owned postal services like DHL, FedEx, DTDC, Blue Dart etc. can be easily accessed.


Transportation

By Rail
Faridabad is on broad gauge of New Delhi- Mumbai Line.

New Delhi and Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station is about 30Km from Faridabad Station. The trains for big cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad are easily accessible from here. Local Trains runs between New Delhi to Faridabad. There are three railway stations in the city viz. Faridabad(FDB), New Town Faridabad(FDN) and Ballabgarh(BVH) .

By Road
The National Highway-2 (Delhi-Mathura Road) passes through the city, and thus it is well connected to nearby states. Roadways services of Haryana (Haryana Roadways) and neighbouring states like Delhi Transport Corporation, Uttar Pardesh Transport Department, Madhya Pradesh Transport Department, etc. are easily accessible.

Delhi Metro Rail is likely to cover the city by 2010 as proposed by the Government of Delhi.

By Air
Faridabad is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Palam Domestic Airport, New Delhi.



Attraction

Badkhal Lake tourist complex
Suraj Kund Tourist Complex
Aravali Golf Club
Raja Nahar Singh Palace
Dabchick
Town Park sector-12


Neighbours

Gurgaon, NOIDA, Mathura and New Delhi.