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Noida
Noida
Location of Noida
in Uttar Pradesh and India
Coordinates 28°34′N 77°19′E / 28.57°N 77.32°E / 28.57; 77.32
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District(s) Gautam Buddha Nagar District
Population
Density
293,908 (2001)
2,463 /km2 (6,379 /sq mi)
Official languages Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation
203 km2 (78 sq mi)
200 m (656 ft)
Website NoidaAuthorityOnline.com

Noida (Hindi: नोएडा (Nōēḍā)), short for the Naveen (Hindi for 'new') Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is an area under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). Noida came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and celebrates 17 April as "Noida Day". Sanjay Gandhi set it up as part of an urbanization thrust during the controversial Emergency period (1975-1977). The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. It has first-class amenities and is considered to be one of the more modern cities of Uttar Pradesh State of India. It is also home to the Noida Film City.

Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. The district's administrative headquarters is in the nearby town of Surajpur, though the highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM), resides in Noida. The city is a part of the Noida-Dadri Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituency and Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency.

Located in the north of India, Noida is about 20-kilometre (12 mi) southeast of New Delhi. It is bound on the west and south-west by the Yamuna River, on the north and north-west by the city of Delhi, on the north-east by the cities of Delhi and Ghaziabad and on the north-east, east and south-east by the Hindon River. Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river, and is located on the old river bed. The soil is mainly rich and loamy soil [1] and is suitable for growing seasonal vegetables, grains like wheat and cash crops like sugarcane. With the advent of urbanization, vegetables and fruits are now the main crops.[citation needed]. The area has dry deciduous trees like Sal, Sheesham and Teak.

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Demographics

The DND Flyway (or 'Toll Bridge', as it is commonly known) connects Noida with New Delhi, the capital of India

As of 2001 census[2], Noida had a population of 293,908. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Noida has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 78%. In Noida, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Spread across 203.16 km², Noida today has a population of more than 500,000, about 50% of whom commute to Delhi daily, solely for the purpose of work.

Economy

Picture shows the Sector-18 junction with SabMall in the background.
Spice Mall Entrance, Noida

Noida is a major hub for multinational firms outsourcing IT services. Many large Software and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies have their offices in the city.

Many other companies have their Indian branch offices in Noida, because of the Special Economic Zone, the suburban atmosphere in Noida and its proximity to Delhi. Noida also has the head office of the Software Technology Park, established by the Government of India to promote the software industry.Minu Gupta is born here

Noida is a major hub of industry. Noida has quickly emerged as a hub for automobile ancillary units, with companies like Escorts, Honda-SIEL and New Holland Tractors (JV of FIAT with Ford), opening up shop in the city. A Daewoo plant was also located in the city, but has since closed. Major manufacturers and others like Fiserv, ALSTOM, ISGEC, LG, Samsung, and music company T-series also have their corporates in the city.

There is more to Noida than just industry. Film city, established by Sandeep Marwah, is the hub of all the major news channels and famous studios. News channels such as Zee News, NDTV, TV Today group, IBN, CNBC and many more are situated here. Noida's proximity to Delhi, which is the political hub of the country, makes it an attractive destination for news channels. Commercial activities have also risen in recent years, with a sudden spate of new malls and multiplexes.

All the development in the areas of Industry, Commerce and Trade have led Noida to be a model city in UP. It is a major revenue earner for the government through taxes. The Noida model is now being replicated across various cities in UP, with a proactive development agency working to achieve high growth rates for business, industry and commercial ventures.

All the development in the areas of Industry, Commerce and Trade have led Noida to be a model city in UP. It is a major revenue earner for the government through taxes. The Noida model is now being replicated across various cities in UP, with a proactive development agency working to achieve high growth rates for business, industry and commercial ventures.

Malls

  • Great India Place (GIP) Sector 18
  • Centrestage Mall - Sector 18
  • Sab Mall - Sector 27
  • Shopprix Mall Sector 61
  • Spice Mall

Restaurants

  • Haldiram - Sector 63 and Spice Mall
  • Yellow Chilli - Sector 18
  • Shakuntalam - Sector 62
  • Moti Mahal Deluxe - GIP
  • Punjabi Tadka - Sector 18
  • Karims - Sector 18
  • The Great Kabab Factory - Sector 18
  • Bikanerwals - Sector 63
  • The Nawabs - Sector 62
  • Chor Bizarre - Sector 16
  • Bamboo Shoots - Sector 63
  • Samarkand - Sector 29
  • Bercos Garden - Sector 12
  • Fortune Cookie - Sector 18
  • Desi Vibes - Sector 18
  • Mc. Donald's family restaurant - Sector 18
  • Papa John's - Sector 18
  • Sagar Ratna - Sector 18 and 15
  • Santushti - Sector 12
  • Noida city


You may find most of the restaurants in Noida on Foodiebay's Noida page.

Fast Food / Restaurant Chains

  • Dominos
  • Pizza Hut
  • Papa Jones
  • Mc Donalds
  • Sub Way
  • Bar
  • Sbarro
  • Slice of Italy
  • KFC
  • Nirulas
  • Hot Breads
  • Haldirams
  • Bikanerwalas

Education

Schools

Almost every sector in Noida, and every sector constructed before 1995, has a school.

Prominent grade schools in Noida include

  • Vishwa Bharati Public School Sector-28 Arun Vihar
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya (Sector -23)
  • Delhi Public School (Sector-30)
  • Lotus Valley International School
  • Somerville School Sector-24
  • Cambridge School Sector-27
  • Assisi Convent School Sector-33
  • Apeejay School Sector-16
  • Noida Public School (sector-22)
  • Khaitan Public School
  • Army Public School
  • Ryan International
  • Bal Bharati Public School (Sector-21)
  • Amity International School (Sector - 44)
  • Dayanand Anglo Vedic /DAV School
  • Rockwood School
  • Modern School Sector-12(not related to Modern School Barakhamba, New Delhi)
  • City Public School
  • Karl Huber Public School - Sector 62
  • Father Agnel School - Sector 62
  • Indus Valley Public School - Sector 62
  • Nehru International Public School
  • Sunrise Ville Public School - Sector 25
  • Kothari International
  • Mayoor Intl.
  • Sanjay Bal Vidyalaya (Sector-27)
  • Brahmananda Public School (Sector-27)
  • Marigold Public School (Sector-19)
  • Gandhi Smarak (Sector-22)
  • Saraswati Sishu Mandir (Sector-12)

Higher Education

Noida is also home to distinguished educational universities. These include

Also located in Noida are The Power Finance Corporation's training facilities and EDCIL (Education Development Consultants India Ltd.).

Health Services

Hospitals

Noida is home to many old and new hospitals. Prominent among these are

  • Samvedana Hospital- Sector 48
  • Kailash Hospital and Research Center - Sector 27
  • Max Hospital - Sector 19
  • Apollo Hospital - Sector 26
  • Metro Hospital - Sector 11
  • Metro Hospital and Heart Institute Sector-12
  • Prakash Hospital - Sector 32
  • Fortis Hospital - Sector 62
  • Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Super Speciality Research Hospital (District Hospital) - Sector 30
  • ESI Hospital - Sector-22
  • Bharadwaj Hospital - Sector-29
  • NMC-Noida Medical Center - Sector-30
  • Sumitra Hospital
  • Surbhi Hospital
  • Vinayak Hospital - Sector-27
  • Indu Gulf Hospital - Sector-19
  • Eye Care Centre - Sector-27
  • Sharma Hopital - Sector-19
  • Noida Fracture Hospital - Sector-26

Dental Clinic

Noida is also home to many old and new dental clinics. Prominent among them are Metro Dental Clinic in Metro Multispeciality Hospital (Sector 11)[3].

Sports

In 2005, the city hosted the Noida Half-Marathon and the city's maiden international exposure, the Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games. The city boasts its own stadium, which is being upgraded to international standards.

Transportation

Noida has been put on the fast track for the Delhi Metro. The Metro, which was earlier slated to enter Noida in 2011, has opened officially on 12 November, 2009, 10 months before the Commonwealth Games. Through Delhi Metro Noida is now connected to the Connaught Place, via the Barakhambha Road-IP Estate-Akshardham Complex link. A part of this link opened on 11 November, 2006.

Noida features two main expressways. One is the famous DND Flyway, which connects Noida and Delhi, runs across the river Yamuna, and receives heavy patronage from office-goers in the city. The second is the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The area adjacent to the NGN Expressway has seen heavy residential development in recent years.

In 2006, the NOIDA Authority took up the job of widening and re-metalling of roads, which has led to some reduction of jams on the choked roads of the city. The following year, the NOIDA Authority and the Noida Traffic Police made an abortive attempt at one-way traffic movement in some of the central areas. However, the move backfired and the plan has been withdrawn.

A plan to build an international airport at jhevar in Greater Noida, near Noida, is currently awaiting with Central Cabinet which has obtained approvals from all relevant ministries.[citation needed] If constructed, this would be the second airport in the National Capital Region of Delhi, the other one being Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Noida administration is constructing a helipad in Sector 128 to enable fast and efficient transport from the Indira Gandhi International Airport to Noida and from Noida to the tourist destination of Agra.

Miscellaneous

Amusement Park

Worlds of Wonder is India’s one of the best theme park. With 19 rides & several attractions, Worlds of Wonder is proposed to be one of the biggest Amusement parks in Asia. It is generally compared to Adventure Island in Rohini.

Army Members

Noida was in the news during the Kargil War with Pakistan, for the hometown hero Lieutenant Vijayant Thapar, who was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra.

Noida is home to many Indian Army personnel, and is the largest colony in Asia for serving or retired Defence Personnel. Arun Vihar (Sectors 28, 29 & 37) and Jalvayu Vihar (Sectors 21 & 25) are the main focus areas of Defence Personnel. These have been constructed by AWHO and AFNHB respectively. A Noida Shaheed Smarak[4] is located in Sector 37.

History

There is a War Memorial inside the Golf Course, that commemorates the 1803 Battle of Patpargunj for the control of Delhi.

Landmarks

Sector 18 is a major landmark being retail destination for the people of Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi. Adjacent to sector 18 is The Great India Place (TGIP) Mall[5] to which is attached the Worlds of Wonder theme game park. The overhead Metro Rail passing through various sectors is another major landmark of Noida.

A new ISKCON temple is under construction in Sector 34, opposite to the NTPC building. The estimated budget of its construction is Rs 20 crores.The temple name is Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev Temple and is about to complete by Aug. 2010[citation needed]

Modern architectural buildings have come up in various sectors adjacent to sector 62 housing software companies, higher educational institutions etc.

Real Estate Issues

Due to its proximity to Delhi and the increased pressure on land due to economic boom conditions, property rates are on the rise in the township. Land rates which were in the Rs. 3,000-15,000/m² range till about 5 years ago have soared to Rs. 30,000-85,000/m² (US$ 712 - 2013 / sq foot). In 2005, Noida Authority announced the construction of the world's tallest 135-story building as part of the ambitious Noida City Center development project. While the proposal was in preliminary stage, the Noida Authority came under fire and the project was then put aside.[6][7][8] for their controversial decision to build the world's tallest building. However, the decision was shelved after protests from citizens, as the city does not have the geographical or administrative infrastructure to handle a 1 km tall building. Noida comes under seismic zone 4, which along with the loose soil and sand of the Yamuna river bed, means building collapse in an earthquake situation is a distinct possibility. It was felt that the city needs to focus on improving water quality, security, traffic management and power problems before looking at grandiose projects of little real value.

In 2006, the massive sealing drive by the MCD in adjoining Delhi, has forced traders to shut shops in Delhi and move to other locations. Gurgaon and Noida are the favoured destinations for such people, pushing property rates, both commercial and residential, further up. In November 2006, the Sector 18 market, a prime commercial area, set a new record for land rates in the NCR region with a plot of land being sold at an astounding Rs. 650,000 per square meter, (approx $15,276 per square meter), a rate that compares favourably with the highest rates of real estate across the major cities of the world including New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.[citation needed]

See also

References

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Noida, an abbreviation of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a suburban city of Delhi just across the state line in Uttar Pradesh.

Understand

Just across the Yamuna River from Delhi, this is Uttar Pradesh's most modern city and a popular location for businesses looking to escape Delhi's congestion and steep rents.

Get in

The easiest way to go to Noida by public transport is to take the Delhi Metro Blue Line, which has six stops around the city. A second branch to Vaishali on the north side is under construction.

The DND Flyway toll bridge (Rs.20) connects Noida to Delhi and is a pleasure to drive. Note that if you're driving a black-plated commercial vehicle — in particular, a rented car — you're not allowed to use the bridge unless you've already paid the Uttar Pradesh road tax of Rs.240/day (there are no facilities for paying it here).

Get around

Noida is spottily connected by buses and rickshaws. The buses are chiefly from Delhi and ply here on a

See

A scenic relief from Delhi, Noida is low on traffic and pollution (by Indian standards) and is dotted with parks and statues, none of them particularly noteworthy though.

Noida Film City - A hub for films and television in India - Founded by Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios

  • Greens Golf Resort, [1].

Buy

Noida is filled with malls and shopping centers.

  • CenterStage Mall, Sector 18 (Atta Market, behind the Radisson).
  • Great India Place [2], next to Sector-18, Noida. BIG CINEMAS cineplex, slick (and pricy) Spoon food court on the 3rd floor, Big Bazaar department store, somewhat forlorn amusement part outside.
  • Spice Mall. Features a multiplex with 8 screens.
  • Sab Shopping Mall.
  • Shopprix Mall, Sector 61. Small, somewhat scruffy shopping mall with a good selection of restaurants and a small Subhiksha supermarket, but little else to recommend it.
  • Shipra Mall, This is in Gaziabad but just touching sec-62 Noida you can visit this Mall too.

Apart from that Noida is filled with old style Indian markets like Atta, Indira Market, Choura, Khoda, Chellara, Harola, Naya Bans etc.

  • Haldiram, The best quality food with great hygene. PVR Spice Mall.
  • Taste of India, Centerstage Mall Level 1, Sector 18. Food court style operation with eight stations dishing out a full range of Indian food, all of it vegetarian. Large set meals from Rs.100.
  • Brahmaputra Market, This place is flooded with food vendors in the evening, and good veg & non-veg out there, Sector 29.
  • Laxmi Coffee House, This is good old South Indian food joint. Cheap and tasty. Brahmaputra Market, Sector 29.
  • Sagar Ratna, This is good solid South Indian food. Many locations in Noida, at Gulmohar Shopping Complex at Sec 15, Sector 18 and at Shopprix Mall.
  • Reena Restaurant, This offers very good south indian food at reasonable rates.
  • i'lario ITALIAN coffee bar & bakery, G-34, Sector-18, Phone: (0120)421-5666. URL: [3]. Italian Restaurant, Coffee Bar & Bakery,
  • Bercos Gardens Chinese Joint, Baraat Ghar, Sector 12
  • Samarkand Offers Indian Mughlai and Chinese, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector 29.
  • Fortune Platters, Joint offering Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Italian under one roof. It is in Center Stage Mall, Basement , Sector 18.
  • Desi Vibes, Indian Joint, Sector 18.
  • Yellow Chilli, Sanjiv Kapoor restaurant, Sector 18.
  • Pearl Regency, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector 29. Offers Indian Mughlai and Chinese. One of the great places i have seen. please do vist.
  • Pizza Hut outlets in Sec 18, Center Stage Mall (again sector 18), Shopprix Mall, Spice Mall, Parshva Plaza (Sec 27).
  • Dominoes, Sec 18 and Sec 51.
  • Nirulas, Sec 2.
  • Punjabi Galiyara, Sec 18.
  • Bamboo Shoots, Sec 18 - Some good chinese there!
  • Punjabi by Nature, P-19, Sector 18 (Atta Market), tel. +91-120-4250111. The local outlet of the exuberantly hip Punjabi chain, serving up tandoori lobster and vodka golgappas next to crazy decor that's half dhaba, half crystal chandeliers and indoor waterfalls. While there's a premium to pay for the surroundings, the food is solid and the makki ki roti with sarson ka saag is worth the price tag. Rs.500, more if you sample the booze or seafood.
  • Chor Bizarre, Sector 16
  • Octopus, Sector 16
  • The Great Kebab factory, Sector 18
  • Moti Mahal, Sector 18 - For absolutely amazing Mughlai cuisine!

Drink

Alcohol in Uttar Pradesh is somewhat pricier than in Delhi. The main nightlife district is Atta Market (Sector 18).

  • Elevate, Top Floor, Centre Stage Mall, Sector 18. One of Delhi's largest and best-known nightclubs.
  • Flluid, Mosaic Hotel, Sector 18. Slick two-floor bar and nightclub that looks somewhat like an Arctic cavern, with billowing white shapes and blue lighting. Kingfisher Rs.200.

Restrobars

  • Ice Cubes, Sector 18.
  • Pacific Blues, Sector 18.
  • Anchor, Sector 18.
  • Vinnys, Sector 18.
  • Patiala Kings, Sector 18.
  • Nirulas, Sec 2 (Next to main Metro Line). Oldest hotel of Noida. Possibly 3-star. Good fast food joint, pastry shop, bakery, Tea/Coffee Lounge, Bar. 50000.  edit
  • Fortune Inn Garzia, Sec-18.
  • Mosaic Hotel, Sector 18, [4]. Formerly the Shipra Hotel, but after a 2006 renovation is now a "business boutique" hotel with the appearance of a hip nightclub (indeed, Flluid is in the basement) and the price of a big-city Indian business hotel. Rooms are modern and comfortable, service is friendly and efficient, but wireless Internet is expensive and patchy. From US$200 up.
  • Park Plaza, C Block, Sec-55, tel. + 91-12-04678888, [5].
  • Radisson Noida, [6]. Noida's first but no longer only branded hotel. Weekday rates from US$400 up.
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Simple English

Nodia is newly emerged and one of the most important city of Uttar Pradesh. It is located at the border of Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. It is one of the major contributor for Uttar Pradesh state revenue.








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