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About Noida

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority or Noida as it is commonly known is one of the most important cities of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city came into existence on April 17, 1976 and ever since each year April 17 is celebrated as Noida Day. The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act during the controversial emergency period. From then to now the city has tremendous growth in terms of infrastructure and service. Today Noida is an integral part of the national capital region. From being an extension of the capital o getting is own unique identity, the city of Noida has come a long way.

Location of Noida

about noidaNoida is in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. It is a part of the national capital region and is just 14 km from Connaught Place which is considered as the heart of the capital. The administrative headquarters though are situated in Greater Noida. The city is connected to Maharani Bagh locality in Delhi via the 550 meters long, eight lane DND Toll which is built over Yamuna river.

Noida is bound by NH-24 Bye-Pass in the north, River Hindon in the east and River Yamuna in the west direction. In the south, the city is bound by the meeting point of the two rivers, Yamuna and Hindon.

Greater Noida

Considering the growth and expansion that the city is witnessing, the city has been extended to Greater Noida. Greater Noida is also a part of Gautam Buddh district of Uttar Pradesh. All the sectors under Noida extension fall under the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, GNIDA. It has a total of 16 villages under its administration.

Climate of Noida

Noida has a climate similar to Delhi which goes into extremes. Summers are usually from March to June and the temperature ranges between 28 and 48 degree Celsius. Monsoon prevails from mid-June to mid-September. The cold winds from higher Himalayan region make winter in Noida harsh and bone-chilling. During peak winters, temperature fall to as low as 3 to 4 degree Celsius. 

Business and Economy in Noida

Noida has seen a rapid growth in its infrastructure in the past two decades. Today it is considered as the education and software hub of north India. Noida is highly acclaimed for its business sector. While the major chunk of business is concentrated in the software, IT and manufacturing industries, there is quite a meaty portion for the ever increasing BPOs. A large number of MNCs are now based in Noida.

Some of the most famous companies that make their presence felt in Noida include
Business in Noida
  • HCL
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Ericsson
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Headstrong
  • Gas Authority of India Limited
  • Tata Powers
  • Samsung
  • Religare
  • Adobe
  • Wipro
  • Accenture
  • T-series
  • New Holland
  • Perot Systems
  • NTPC

Noida Special Economic Zone

Business in Noida has seen a tremendous growth over the past decade. Noida enjoys the status of a SEZ (special economic zone) which greatly helps taking the business and manufacturing to an all new high. A special economic zone is a marked geographical area which is especially designed with the aim of exporting goods, providing services and employment. The main attractions of the SEZ area of Noida are the state of the art IT Parks. These IT Parks were mainly created to promote software and IT industry.
Some of the companies in the SEZ of Sector – 135 along the expressway are –

  • TCS
  • Accenture
  • Steria
  • Genpect

Facts about Noida

Coordinates: 28.5700° N, 77.3200° E
Area – 203 sq. km
Population (according to 2011 census) – 642, 381
Population Density – 2, 463 sq. km
Literacy Rate – 88.58%

Shopping in Noida

Shopping is one of the most enjoyed recreational activities; maybe that’s why it is said that Retail Therapy always helps.  Noida offers a great variety in shopping. From flamboyant malls to the evergreen local markets, Noida has them all. Where on one hand the malls give you the convenience of shopping under one roof, the local markets have a distinct identity of their own.

The three most popular mall in Noida are –

The Great India Place
Plot No. A-2, Ashok Marg, Noida Sector 38A
Phone: (0120) 465 0000

Spice World Mall
I – 2, Sector – 25A
Phone: (0120) 4366400

Center Stage Mall
L-1/ Ugf-15, Noida Sector-18
Phone: (0120) 4364698
The five most popular markets of Noida are –

  • Atta market - sector – 27
  • Alaknanda market – sector – 29
  • Brahmputra market – sector – 29
  • Ganga shopping complex – sector 29
  • Lal market – sector 37

Tourism in Noida

Noida is known for its subtle yet effective tourist attractions. Since the city is home to people of many religions, it is a multicultural society. Temples, churches and gurudwaras, Noida has them all. But there is more to the tourism in Noida – Amusement parks, shopping malls, museums, art galleries etc.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Noida are –

  • Gurudwara – Noida Sector 18
  • Catholic Church – Noida Sector 34
  • Worlds of Wonder – Sector 38A
  • Shia Jama Masjid – Sector 50
  • Kiran Nadar Museum of Art – Sector 126

How to Reach Noida

Delhi Metro

Under the extension plan of Delhi Metro, the Delhi Metro services are now available to the residents of Noida. The Blue Line which was originally till Indraprastha was extended till Noida City Center and was officially open for public use in November 2009. 

Roadways in Noida

Noida is very well connected to the national capital via road network. The DND flyway which is built over Yamuna River connects Noida to Maharani Bagh locality of Delhi. One can hire a cab or an auto easily for local commuting in the city. in addition to this DTC and UPSRTC bus service is also available for the convenience of travellers. 

Railways and Airways in Noida

The nearest airport to Noida is the Indira Gandhi International Airport of the national capital.
Railway Stations – New Delhi, Old Delhi and Ghaziabad

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