Population of the City, GDP and Per Capita Income : (Source: Financial Express)
Faridabad is also known as Industrial Satellite city, is one of the largest city in the north Indian state of Haryana. It is a part of the Delhi NCR (National Capital Region). It is the most industrialized city in the Indian state of Haryana. It is bounded by Union Territory of Delhi (National Capital) on its north, Palwal District in the south, Gurgaon District on the west and State of Utter Pradesh on its east. The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh.
In the present time, Faridabad is divided into two parts - Old Faridabad and New Faridabad. The Old Faridabad mainly belongs to industrial and farming area whereas New Faridabad has become the hub for IT companies, corporate bodies and government departments. The Newly developed residential & Industrial part of Faridabad from sector-66 to sector-89 between agra canal & Yamuna river is also known as “Greater Faridabad”. Sector-66 to Sector-74 are industrial sectors whereas Sector-75 to Sector-89 are Residential Sectors. State run bodies such as Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) have played an effective role towards ensuring a healthy standard of living and world class amenities for its residents.
Till some years ago, Faridabad was a relatively backward place. But things have changed in the recent years. Faridabad is now considered an attractive place by business investors. With huge investment flowing in, the city has witnessed rapid industrial development. It alone generates about 60% of the revenue of Haryana. The manufacturing sector in Faridabad is the biggest in the state.
The city has also seen a massive rise in its property rates due to its excellent connectivity to Delhi. All leading real estate developers have launched their dream commercial and residential projects in this city. Some reputed names of developer are Omaxe, BPTP, Puri etc. are constantly looking towards Faridabad for their new projects in anticipation of good returns on their investment.
Faridabad was founded by Shaikh Farid, treasurer of Jahangir in A.D. 1607, Faridabad has become a part of Haryana State on 15th August 1979 as its 12th District. Faridabad is about 25 to 30 kms away from national capital Delhi. It is said that Shaikh Farid founded this city to protect its highway. Delhi-Agra National Highway-2 passes through the city, providing excellent connectivity to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. It is said that Faridabad named after Baba Farid. Earlier, it has been the headquarters of a Pargana held in jagir by the Ruler of Ballabgarh. But now the city has changed a lot in terms of its infrastructure. The city is mainly divided into four divisions- Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Palwal and Hodal. As per Census 2011 data making it one of the most dense populated districts in Haryana. The city has witnessed a rapid growth in last one decade in terms of its economy, infrastructure, education, health and real estate sector. Talking about the culture and tradition, the city enjoys a mix culture. The dominating communities in this part are Jats and Gujars. However, people from different States like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan have been migrating to the city.
Air Connectivity: The closest airport to Faridabad is Indira Gandhi International Airport. This airport is in Delhi and is 32 km from the centre of Faridabad.
Road Connectivity: The Delhi-Mathura NH-2 (earlier known as Shershah Suri Marg) passes through the centre of the Faridabad city. NH-3 and NH-4 are also passing through the city. State highways include the Faridabad-Gurgaon highway and the Ballabgarh-Sohna highway. The Western Peripheral Expressway widely referred as Kundli-Manesar- Palwal Expressway is 8 lanes with a total length of 135 kms. This express way links NH-1 at Kundli to NH-2 at Faridabad/Palwal via NH-10 & NH-8 at Manesar along the western periphery of Delhi.
Railway Connectivity: Faridabad Railway Station is an important Rail Junction in this sector as most train reaching Delhi pass through Faridabad. Hence, Faridabad is well connected with the rest of the country by rail. Apart from the Main Faridabad Station, it also has two minor stations, Old Faridabad station and Ballabgarh stations.
Metro Connectivity: Faridabad is well connected to Delhi & other suburbs via Delhi Metro which has emerged as a preferred mode of transport of millions of commuters annually. Badarpur-Faridabad metro line is well as violet line which starts from Kashmere Gate to Escort Mujesar . It has 32 major stations that run from Kashmere Gate to Escort Mujesar with total distance of 41.5 Km.