An Overview of Noida.......
||28°34′N 77°19′E / 28.57°N 77.32°E / 28.57; 77.32
||Gautam Budh Nagar District
|293,908 (2001) 0.605 million in 2016 (Projected)Source: UPJN
• 2,463 /km2 (6,379 /sq mi)
|203 km2 (78 sq mi)
• 200 m (656 ft)
New Okhla Industrial Development Authority is a department of the government of Uttar Pradesh in Gautam Buddha Nagar District, India. The acronym is also the name of the area (New Okhla Industrial Development Area), that is under the management of the department. NOIDA came into existence on 19 April 1976 and celebrates 19 April as "NOIDA Day".. The city, which was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act, has first-class amenities and is considered to be one of the more modern suburbs of Delhi in the National Capital Region. It is also home to the NOIDA Film City.
The city located in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state and was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. It has first-class amenities and is considered to be one of the more modern suburbs of Delhi in the National Capital Region. It is also home to the Noida Film City.
Presently, the city is a separate district, called Gautam Budh Nagar, with its administrative HQ at SurajPur, a nearby town. However, the highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM) stays in Noida. The city falls under the Noida legislative assembly seat (Vidhan Sabha) and Gautam Buddha Nagar Parliamentary seat (Lok Sabha).
Noida is situated towards the north of India close to Delhi. it is bound on the west and south-west by the river Yamuna, on the north and north-west by Delhi, on the north-east by Delhi and Ghaziabad and on the north-east, east and south-east by the river Hindon. Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river and is based on the old river bed. The soil is mainly rich and loamy soil and is suitable for growing seasonal vegetables, grains like wheat and cash crops like sugarcane. With the advent of urbanisation, vegetables and fruits are now the main crops.. The area has dry deciduous trees like Sal, Sheesham and Teak.
The land within the NOIDA city limits was initially under the Bulandshahar District (approx. distance 37 km), but was later transferred to the Ghaziabad district (approx. distance 16 km). Later still, NOIDA was made into a separate administrative zone as a separate district by Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati. This decision of the Mayawati government came under review from the next government of Mulayam Singh Yadav, who reversed it in 2003, and remerged NOIDA with Ghaziabad. After a period of some 9 months, the decision was reversed yet again in 2004 and the city was once again made into a separate district. There were some allegations of political favours through low-priced land deals due to these decisions. Presently, the city is a separate district, called Gautam Budh Nagar, with its administrative HQ at SurajPur, a nearby town. However, the highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM) stays in Noida. The city falls under the NOIDA-Dadri legislative assembly seat (Vidhan Sabha) and Khurja Parliamentary seat (Lok Sabha).
NOIDA (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) over the past 25 years, has emerged as a planned, integrated, modern residential City as well as industrial city that is well connected to Delhi through a network of smooth and wide roads, national highways and the ultra-modern DND flyover, offering inter-road connectivity to different parts of North India and also the Metro. NOIDA is one of the largest planned residential townships of Asia. It is a part of the National Capital Region (NCR) which is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is a suburb of Delhi. Today it stands as a well developed land, uninterrupted power supply, clean and safe drinking water, unfailing telephony, and fine residential complexes in a peaceful environment with a perfect security all over the place.
Located at the doorstep of Delhi, NOIDA is only 14 Kms. away from Connaught Place and New Delhi Railway Station, both of which are in the heart of New Delhi. The 5.5 km. long, eight-lane NOIDA Toll Bridge across the river Yamuna connecting Maharani Bagh in Delhi to NOIDA has further reduced the distance, time and cost of commuting between Delhi and NOIDA. NOIDA has all the key advantages of Delhi without having its disadvantages. NOIDA is bound by NH-24 By-Pass in the North beyond which the Ghaziabad Development Area exists, in the East by River Hindon beyond which Greater NOIDA Industrial Development Area exists, in the West by River Yamuna beyond which are the States of Delhi and Haryana and in the South is the meeting point of the rivers Yamuna and Hindon.The township lies at an average elevation of 200m above Mean Sea Level and has a flat topography. The latitude and longitude of Noida are 28º2' N and 70º30' E respectively. The town area as per the master plan in 76-77 is about 3,000 hectares. Noida is a highly integrated township, offering facilities for all activities: Industrial, Commercial and Residential. However, in line with the Master Plan 2011 and to keep in pace with the growing needs of the township, the Authority has been planning and implementing many projects which will cater to the varied requirements of the inhabitants. NOIDA, an acronym for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is located on the left bank of the river and is equidistant from Ghaziabad and Delhi. It was developed near Delhi, across river Yamuna, in the 1970's as a modern industrial city. There has been extensive growth of population in NOIDA during the last two decades and the population is estimated to be about half a million. There is now a Greater NOIDA township being developed on the outskirts of NOIDA, to cater to the phenomenal influx of population into this region.
- 45 minutes from New Delhi Railway stations
- 30 minutes from Nizamuddin Railway station
- More than 1 and half hours to Indira Gandhi International Airport.
noida is situated towards the north of India close to Delhi. it is bound on the west and south-west by the river Yamuna, on the north and north-west by Delhi, on the north-east by Delhi and Ghaziabad and on the north-east, east and south-east by the river Hindon. NOIDA falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river and is based on the old river bed. The soil is mainly rich and loamy soil and is suitable for growing seasonal vegetables, grains like wheat and cash crops like sugarcane.
The climate at Noida is similar to that of Delhi. It tends to be comparatively cooler due to its green environment. Summer temperatures can go up to 45ºC. Winter temperatures range from a minimum of 3 degrees C to a maximum of around 20 - 22 degrees C.
As of 2001 India census, Noida had a population of 293,908. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Noida has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 61%. 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. NOIDA has a large expatriate population of migrant labour from Bihar despite Uttar Pradesh itself being the largest contributor of immigrants to rest of India (census 2001).
Side by side with the creation of commercial canters in each sector and as a part of its planned and synchronous development, a full-fledged commercial complex has been developed in sector-18. One can get everything from on ordinary writing paper & stationery to fashionable garments, simple tools & tackles to electrical & electronic goods & appliances. There are large & spacious buildings here such as the newly built Center Stage Shopping Mall, Ocean Plaza, Sab Mall, and the newly open Great India Place. Apart from the reputed Radisson Chain of Hotels, Nirula and Mosaic Hotels, there are also a host of restaurants like McDonalds, Wimpy’s, Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Bamboo Shoots, Sizzling Heights, Yellow Chilly serving a wide variety of haute cuisine suiting everyone's palate.
NOIDA city center is being developed on a 99 hectare plot. The city center will have large number of facilities such as offices of trade and commerce, cultural centers, service industries, five star hotels, international standard restaurants, whole sale outlets, multiplex, center for socio-cultural activities, government/semi-government offices, public facilities, residential blocks & residence cum work centers, and premises for informal and unorganized sectors. On completion, the city center is expected to give a face lift- a new identity to NOIDA.
NOIDA has been planned on the grid iron concept and employs state-of-the-art technology in Engineering and Urban Planning. Significantly, it conceptualizes the needs of a fast-developing city of the future. The Action Plan and approach compares well with international standards and is aimed at providing rapid momentum to the growth of the industrial sector both in the State of Uttar Pradesh and the Country.
The IT Industry in Noida
The IT industry is the backbone of NOIDA economy .Given the general boom in the IT industry in India, there is a possibility that many IT units will be set up in Noida provided the relevant infrastructure is available. NOIDA has the potential to become one of the leading centers of the It industry on the lines of Bangalore and Hyderabad. The major IT companies in NOIDA are HCL, Adobe Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Sopra Group, ATC Labs, Global Logic (previously Indus logic), CSC, EXL, Birlasoft, Impetus STMicroelectronics, MtronPTI, Xansa and Oracle and many more coming up. Grail Research (member of Monitor Group), a leading research services firm, also commenced its operations in early 2006 in Noida.
POWER SUPPLY AND TELECOM
NOIDA in the near future will have uninterrupted power supply. Telephony in NOIDA is digital and provided through optical fibre cable. It has a state-of-the art electronic exchange providing Integration Service Digital Network (ISDN) services facilitating high quality voice, data and image transfer; inter computer file transfer; high quality and speed fax transmission; video conferencing and a variety of phone plus services. NOIDA has inter-dialing facility with Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and other adjoining towns.
The roads in NOIDA are smooth and wide for movement of traffic. NH 2, Link Road, Kondli Road, NOIDA-Greater NOIDA Expressway, the NOIDA-Agra-Mathura Expressway currently under construction and the eight-lane DND Toll bridge flyover provide additional ease and comfort to road-traffic into and out of the city of NOIDA. The NOIDA Authority maintains more than 400 Kms of internal roads and 125 Kms of boundary roads which make the intra-city-road-traffic comfortable.
With a view to keep the city green and clean and hence maintain the ecological balance, a project to develop parks in 165 acres of land comprising of 95 acres of green belt and 150 kms of road side tree-plantations is being initiated. Two sewage treatment plants are also being planned. These plants, once operational, will produce 70mn litres of water per day which will irrigate the green belt areas and parks. Underground water supply facilities are being created to provide for water at cheaper rates for irrigation purposes. To maintain the ecological balance, the NOIDA Authority aims to involve NGOs and Government organizations in the development and the maintenance of green belts and parks. Besides raising public awareness towards environmental issues, this approach will give a new dimension and direction to the task.
The NOIDA Authority has developed a number of green belts, gardens and parks to give further impetus to its pollution free environment. A modern, efficient and comprehensive infrastructure comprising of residential facilities, commercial areas, business centers, office complexes and recreational areas will complement the continuously developing industrial sectors within the NOIDA limits.
As you are aware that NOIDA and Greater NOIDA are fast developing into Hubs for IT enabled Industry. In order to give fillip to this sector and also to take IT to the masses, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA Authorities plan to introduce Wi-fi capability in the entire area of the twin cities. This would entail making all Schools, Colleges, Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels, Malls and other business establishment as also NOIDA-Greater NOIDA Expressway Wi-fi enabled so as to provide complete wireless network facilities to student and professionals in the NOIDA/Greater NOIDA areas. The introduction of Wi-fi capabilities in the Educational and other establishments will give them a quantum jump in term of brand equity and functional capability as far as use of computer in concerned. Not more than 8-10 cities in the world have this capability and it would be a unique achievement for the twin cities of NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
b) Metro Rail link
c) Railway Link
The Northern Railway line from Boraki on the Delhi-Howrah route will go via Noida and Greater Noida to Tuglaqabad on the Delhi-Mathura route, which means in due course of time Noida will also have a railway link to Greater Noida which itself indicates that it is going to help the commercial and as well as the one of the best developing cities in India.
d) Botanical Garden
The Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) is being set up on 200 acres of prime land in Sector 38A by the Botanical Survey of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Its vast canvas will include such components as woodlands, arboreta, water bodies, display sections, experimental plots, and nurseries as well as civil structures like an administration-cum-herbarium-library complex, interpretation centre, reception counters, conservatories, parking complex and gazebos. The BGIR is mandated to conserve the endangered plants of the country and showcase its threatened plant diversity. It will also serve as a centre of excellence for conservation research and environmental education. By developing special innovative features, it is expected to become a major attraction for eco-tourism even as it develops into one of the most uniquely landscaped botanic gardens of modern times.
Law and order
NOIDA has impeccable law and order. To make this possible, the network of Police Posts, Police Stations and round-the-clock Police Patrolling has been set up through out NOIDA, similar to the network in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Most of the sectors in Noida are having schools and colleges, especially those built before 1995. Noida has some very good schools including the big names like:
- Apeejay School
- Army public School
- Delhi Public school
- Ryan Internatinal
Among the institutes of higher education, there are:
Noida has excellent medicare facilities
- Amity University, located in Sector-44
- FDDI - Institute prioviding education in footwer design
- JSS Academy of Technical Education
- JIITU, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University
- The VV Giri National Labour Institute located in Sec 24
- EDCIL (Education Development Consultants India Ltd.)
providing health care and reseach. There are many new hospitals and medical institutes coming up in the city that would certainly be a boost in the initiative to provide better services to people. The prominent hospitals in Noida are:
- Metro Heart Hospital in Sector 12
- Prakash Hospital in Sector 32
- Fortis Hospital, Sector 62
- Kailash Hospital and Research Center situated in Sector 27
- Max Hospital in Sector 19
- Apollo Hospital situated in Sector 26
Entertainment & Leisure
To light up Noida's skyline, International Recreational Park Ltd. has been allotted a 140-acre plot in Sector 38A to develop an amusement park without parallel. As much as 119 acres will be dedicated to theme amusement and entertainment. This will comprise: Fantasy World (covering approximately 47.03 acres), Bollywood Film Park (13.17), Entertainment Village and World (22.4), Water World (13.58) and parking (11.2). The remaining 21 acres will be dedicated to commercial facilities supportive of the park.
Noida Habitatat Centre
As Noida is a flourishing area of the National Capital Region, it has been decided to establish the Noida Habitat/Convention Centre (NHC) for societal, cultural and intellectual development at the national and international levels. Its objective will be to awaken and promote the environment of society's intellectual activities. Keeping the convenience of all the residents, industrialists, businessmen and traders of the city in mind, the NHC will run several cultural programmes and intellectual seminars. The Centre will house a high-level library and world-class auditorium, conference and banquet hall as well as club facilities, restaurant, fitness centre, yoga and de-stress centre, amenities for sports and leisure, service apartments/rooms, utility store, food court, mini-audo/movie theatre, function hall, training room/classroom, swimming pool, exhibition hall, art gallery and business centre. On its 15-acre site, the NHC will promote all-round progress in the area and become a major attraction of the city.
Impetus for sports & games
The stadium at Sector 21 is being developed to hold international-level sports and games. In addition, along the Expressway, World Nature and DSC Road, the establishment of a sports complex spread over 450 acres in Sector 101 involving two large indoor stadia is being planned where badminton, table tennis, weightlifting and basketball competitions can be organised.
Further, the Yamuna water body along the Okhla Barrage has been identified for water sports, especially rowing. Preparations to create world-class facilities for the 2009 National Games to be held in Uttar Pradesh, are under way in Noida
Golf Course & Cultural Center
NOIDA has also a Golf course of International Standard. The authority has also undertaken the construction of Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, which will serve as a forum for various socio-cultural activities of this integrated township.
- SAB Mall Sector - 27, Atta Market, Noida - 201301
- The Great India Place by Unitech Limited, Sector 38A, Noida
- Spice World Mall, Sector 25 A, Noida
- Supertech Shopprix Mall, C-134B, Sector-61, NOIDA, U.P., India
Centre Stage Mall : one of the first malls in noida sector 18 atta market. Though this mall is not very big but still you get many varieties here. Food court is pretty decent with pizza hut, and a few more good restraunts,basically
a good and quite place for dating, as per stores you don’t get much of a choice, I don’t mean that you won’t find good products here but you will not find much choice due to less number of stores. Ambiance is good. Fragrance coming out of Cookie man is awesome. Waves multiplex is pretty cool and is a must visit place.This place is good for ladies, and kids. And gone are those days when this place was full of people due to upcoming of The Great India Palace mall. In short good food, less choice in stores, good and cheap parking, while roaming you don’t feel exhausted. Not a must visit place but a good place to hangout .
Cineplex and cinema halls in Noida
Wave Cinemas, The Centrestage Mall, Sector - 18, Noida-201301
Spice World I-2, Sector 25A, Noida - 201301
PVR Spice, Spice World, Sector - 25 A, Noida-201301
Adlabs, Great India Place, Sector 38 A, Noida
In Noida you will find good cinema halls and multiplexes in shopping malls as well as other commercial locations. If you are a movie freak and love watching movies in multiplexes, you can visit Wave Cinemas in sector 18 and PVR Spice in sector 25 A.
Hotels and Night Clubs
MBD Radisson Hotel, Sector 18, Noida
- The Mosaic Hotel, Sector 18, Noida
- Narulas Hotel, Sector 2, Noida
- Savoy Suites, Service Apartments in Noida
- Elevate (Clubs and Bars), L - 1, Centrestage Mall, Sector-18
- Pacific Blues, G-51, 52, Sector 18, Noida-201301
Noida Export Processing Zone (NEPZ)
Set up in 1985 by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, this special area is one of the country's seven export processing zones and the only one located off shore. As India's fastest growing special economic zone, this home to diverse industries like electronics, textiles, engineering and computer software recorded an export turnover of Rs. 4,266 crore in 2004-2005. On-site customs clearance, warehouse with clearing and forwarding facilities, nationalised banks and a post office are also functioning here.
Software Technology Park (STP)
Spread over 4000 sq. mts in Sector 29, the STP was established for the development and export of computer software and professional services using data communication lines in the form of physical media. Its export turnover of Rs. 3,825 crore in 2004-05 ranks second in the country.
• To build such infrastructure resources as data communication, core computer facilities, structure creation and common amenities.
• To provide services for exporting Indian import certifications, software evaluation and project approval to users.
• To provide development of software and software services. To train professional and encourage R&D.
Single-window clearance. 100% foreign equity. Duty-free imports including telematic infrastructure. Re-export of capital goods permitted. Datacom services in and around Delhi and Noida through its own satellite Earth station.
Noida Film City is the campus of Marwah Films & Video Studios and the Asian Academy of Film & Television. It is located in in Sector 16A NOIDA, India, near Delhi.
Corporate Office of Various Channels are in Film City including
* Indian Express (Express Towers)
* INOX Leisure Ltd.
* Studio 18 ( CNBC, CNN IBN , CNBC Aawaz )
* NDTV ( Upcoming )
* Today Group ( Upcoming )
* Zee Network
* India TV
* Moving Pictures Ltd.
* Marwah Studios
* Eagle Films
* T Series
* Times Now ( Upcoming )
* Bag Films
* BKP Media Ltd./ Azad Channel
* Pragya Channel
The Noida city is gearing up for the upcoming 2010 commonwealth games by renovating an existing stadium and other infrastructure facilities. Noida will also have Metro Rail service by the year 2009. Delhi metro service will reach Noida via Barakhambha and Indraprastha in Delhi.
Noida to have new office building at sector 44. About 222,000 sqm area has reportedly been reserved. As of now its offices are located at 6 different places, in a new building all this offices would come under one roof.