Ghaziabad Travel Guide, India
Ghazibad is one of the axillaries of Delhi. As a part of the National Capital Region, it is an important town, especially due to its industries. The city is the commercial wing of the region and is home to a large number of factories. Over the past few years, the city has grown from being a small town to a large influential city. It has been labeled as one of the ‘Most Dynamic’ cities of the country. The city is called after the person who founded it - Ghaziuddin who unimaginatively called it Ghaziuddinnagar in his honour..
The city was initially a part of the Meerut district, but was given a new district status of its own after the independence.
Located 1.5km to the east of the Hindon River, stretches from 28° 40' north to 77° 25' east. The temperature is basically like that of Delhi with a warm summer, harsh winter and heavy rain.
Ghaziabad is located 19kms from Delhi and 46kms from Meerut. This location is significant because it helps to make Ghaziabad an important commercial center. Ghaziabad is famous for its manufacture of railways equipment, electrical plating and manufacture of bicycles of various types. The liquor, steel, paint and steel pharmaceutical industries are also well known. There are also a large number of factories and offices in this area, which make it a commercial hub.
Though the city is mainly an industrial town, it is also known for its tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish. The Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair held annually attracts visitors from all over the world.
Ghaziabad is very important for the railway industry. Every day, at least a hundred odd trains from all over India are routed through Ghaziabad, accompanied by many local trains to and from Delhi. The locomotive sheds here are one of the most advanced in the country.
With a population of more than two million, Ghaziabad is a fast growing city with a large number of education institutes, malls, hospitals and townships coming up. The Shipra Mall has become a major attraction for the city. A phenomenal number of townships are also being built to meet the demands for housing problems for not only those employed in Ghaziabad, but also those of Delhi.
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