Greater Noida


Greater Noida (Hindi: ग्रेटर नोएडा, Urdu: بڑا نویڈا, transliteration: Baṛa Nōēḍā) is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It comes under the purview of National Capital Region (NCR) of India. It is located at about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of New Delhi, 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Noida, one of the largest industrial townships of Asia and 437 kilometres (272 mi) north-west of Lucknow, the state capital.

The development of Greater Noida is managed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA). Greater Noida is a fast growing region, on a trajectory to be one of the largest industrial and education hubs of India. Reason behind all the progress the city has witnessed is, Greater Noida has got one of the best infrastructure and excellent road network in India besides Chandigarh and Bangalore. 25 percent area of the city is under the Green cover which makes this city more viable and fresh especially in the monsoon season. In monsoon, this city looks almost rejuvenated. The city is very well connected with Agra by 6 lane Yamuna Expressway. The construction of the 5th Night Safari in the world which will showcase the wildlife in night, is under progress. The other 4 night safaris are in China, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Recently the annual Indian Grand Prix was held in Greater Noida which has put up this city on the world map.

History
A beautiful view of Greater Noida

In the early 1980s the Government of India realized that the rapid rate at which Delhi was expanding would result in chaos. So they planned to develop residential and industrial areas around the capital to reduce the burden of rapid development on the capital. The two areas which were developed were Gurgaon (across the border with Haryana) and Noida (across the border with Uttar Pradesh).
Shaheed Bismil Park in Greater Noida

As a planned expansion, Noida's infrastructure and utilities was carefully laid out. However, the 90s saw huge growth in the Indian economy, and migration to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai exceeded planning estimates. Noida was developed to be able to accommodate population growth for 20–25 years. But, with the massive influx to Delhi, it was overloaded in just 15 years.

The Government of Uttar Pradesh then decided to incorporate the city of Greater Noida, as an extension to Noida, but with better planning incorporating the lessons learned from the Noida development. The idea was to create a world class city. The city was planned to be situated approximately 25 km from Noida. By including a railway station and an international airport, Greater Noida is intended to develop as an independent city. Initially, the city developed extremely rapidly but due to political and economic instability, the development slowed down appreciably. However, it has started to grow again, though at a more moderate pace.

Greater Noida is a planned township. Roads are wide with service lanes for every major road. The sectors are named by letters of the Greek alphabet. All cabling and utilities are run underground. Alpha, Beta and Gamma are the oldest sectors of this city. The present GNIDA office is situated in Gamma II sector just opposite to the historical village Rampur Jagir/Jahangir where the great revolutionary Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil lived for some time in the year 1919 when he was hidden underground after Mainpuri conspiracy. A park has been named as "Amar Shaheed Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil Udyan" by the U.P. Government

Demographics

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Greater Noida had a population of 107,676, out of which males were 58,662 and females were 49,014. The literacy rate was 86.54 per cent.[3]
See also: List of cities in Uttar Pradesh

The demographics of Greater Noida, mainly consists of students, corporates and labour class worker. Students are mainly temporary residents who come here from other parts of India and abroad for higher studies. This is due to large number of colleges in this region.

A majority of the original population of Greater Noida is a mixture of people from all over India but Gurjar community is more prominent than any other community because they are the native people belonging to the local farmers and herders. Due to the large amount of compensation which they received from the U.P. government for industrial development here, the gurjars suddenly gained wealth.

The Gurjars are very famous in this region for their generosity, especially Bhati, Khari & Nagar Gotra of Gurjars in Greater Noida. This community have strong hold in the region, in different fields particularly in politics and business etc.
Landmarks
An aerial view of the Yamuna Expressway

    Birla Institute of Management and Technology
    Apeejay Institute of Technology
    Ishan School of Management
    Lloyd Law College
    Accurate Institute of Management and technology
    Galgotia's College of Engineering & Technology
    IEC College of Engineering
    Alpine College of Engineering
    Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology.
    JayPee International Sports City
    Pari Chowk
    City Park
    Buddh International Circuit
    Jaypee Greens golf course (18 hole, one of the largest in Asia)
    Yamuna Expressway
    Noida-Greater Noida Expressway
    India Expo Center and Mart, a huge exhibition and conference center
    Gautam Buddha University
    Hindustan Times Press, Udyog Vihar
    Sharda University
    Priyadarshini college of computer sciences
    Noida International University
    Amar Shaheed Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil Udyan
    Jagat Farm
    Buddh International Circuit

Complexes/societies

    Purvanchal Silver City II
    Purvanchal Heights
    Unitech Horizon
    Unitech Verve
    Unitech Cascade
    Unitech Habitat
    New Rajneegandha Green
    iHOMZ Noida
    Sports City 15 km from Pari Chowk
    Anandashray Housing Complex
    Army Institute Of Management & Technology (A.I.M.T)
    Ansal Megapolis 6 km from Pari Chowk
    Black Gold Society 2.0 km from Pari Chowk
    Parsvnath Platinum 2.5 km from Pari Chowk
    Parsvnath Privilege 3 km from Pari Chowk
    Eldeco Green Meadows 3.5 km from Pari Chowk
    Eldeco Residency Green
    Eldeco Citadel 3.5 km from Pari Chowk
    ATS 4 km from Pari Chowk
    NRI City Near Pari Chowk
    The Grand Forte- Sigma 4– 6 km from Pari Chowk
    Himprasth Society (I.T.B.P)
    AWHO 4.5 km from Pari Chowk
    Senior Citizen 4.5 km from Pari Chowk
    Greenwoods
    Assotech Springfields
    Golf Vista, 3 km from PARI CHOWK
    Plumeria Garden Estate, 6 km from PARI CHOWK
    Omaxe Palm Greens Sec Mu
    Cassia Estate,Pi-02, 3 km From Pari Chowk.
    Supertech Czar Suites, Omicron-1
    Ashiana Orchids

Industries

Greater Noida is a home to numerous companies running their industries.Some of them are:

    Hindustan Times.
    Honda Siel Cars India
    TEVA Pharmaceuticals as TEVA API INDIA LTD
    Daewoo Motors
    Samsung India Electronics Pvt Ltd.
    Moser Baer India Ltd.
    Yamaha Motors
    LG Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd.
    Wipro Technologies
    Asian Paints
    New Holland Tractors
    Minda Corporation Limited
    Videocon d2h
    Little Genius Toys Pvt. Ltd.
    HiGlance Laboratories Private Limited.
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited R&D Centre
    Delphi automotive
    NTPC Dadri
    Grazziano Transmissioni(Italian Firm)
    ST Microelectronics Limited

IT & Biotech Companies

There are various IT and Biotech companies in the area.

    NIIT
    American Express
    HCL Technologies
    Franciscan Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    ST Microelectronics
    ST-Ericsson
    C&S Efacec MV India Pvt ltd
    Metrix India
    Sapient
    Tutor Earth Pvt Limited

Hospitals

    Kailash Hospital,Pari chowk
    Samvedana Hospital, Sector 48
    ITS Dental Hospital, Knowledge Park
    Sharda Hospital, Knowledge Park-3
    Shashi Dental Care, B-104 Alpha 1
    Sahdev Hospital, Near Sector P-3
    Bakson Homoeopathic Medical college and Hospital,Near Pari Chowk
    Yatharth Wellness Hospital & Trauma Center, Sector OMEGA.
    Astha Hospital, Block- I, Sector- Alpha-II
    Navin Hospital, Block- F, Sector- Alpha-II
    National homoeopathic centre, main markit, tugalpur, Near Pari Chowk
    Roshan Hospital,Block-j,Sector-Gama-2

Universities

    Gautam Buddha University,Greater Noida
    Sharda University
    Shiv Nadar University
    Galgotias University

Schools

Greater Noida is home to many good schools, engineering, medical and management colleges.

    Cambridge school
    Ryan International School
    Delhi Public School
    Kendriya Vidyalaya
    Sommerville School
    JP International School
    Pragyan School
    Apeejay International School
    Ram-eesh International School
    Vishwa Bharti Public School
    Greater Valley School
    Samsara The World Academy
    GD Goenka School
    Delhi Scottish School
    Ursuline Convent Sr. sec. School

Medical and Dental Colleges

    School of Medical Sciences and Research(Sharda Group-one of the leading education providing group of India)
    I.T.S Dental College
    School of Dental Sciences(Sharda Group)
    Bakson Homeopathy Medical College.

Engineering Colleges

    IIMT College Of Engineering Greater Noida
    Sharda University (A Private State University of Sharda Group)
    United College of Engineering & Research
    Dronacharya group of institutions
    Skyline Institute of Engineering & Technology
    Greater Noida Institute of Technology (GNIT)
    Priyadarshini College of Computer Sciences.
    College of Engineering and Technology-Institute of Integrated Learning-Academy of Higher Learning(CET-IILM-AHL)
    ITS college of engineering
    Accurate Institute of Management & Technology
    Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology
    IEC College of Engineering
    Alpine College of Engineering
    G.L.Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM)
    Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology
    KCC Insistitute of Technology and Management (KCCITM)

Management Schools

    Apeejay School of Management
    Army Institute Of Management & Technology (A.I.M.T)
    IIMT College Of Management [38]
    G.L Bajaj Institute of Management and Research
    Graduate School of Business & Administration(GSBA)
    Ishan Institute of Management & Technology
    NIILM CMS
    Galgotias Business School
    Indus World School of Business (IWSB)
    INDUS BUSINESS ACADEMY, GREATER NOIDA
    "GNIT A PART OF GNIT GROUP OF COLLEGES"
    LLOYD BUSINESS SCHOOL
    IILM CMS
    IILM-GSM
    BIMTECH
    Accurate Institute of Management and Technology(AIMT)
    Business School of Delhi
    Sharda University
    SRIRAM Institute of Management, Greater Noida
    Skyline Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

Hotels in Greater Noida

there are some of the leading hotels in greater noida. some of them are operational while few are under construction.Hospitality sector in greater noida saw a boom when greater noida organized the first ever Indian grand prix-Airtel Indian grand Pre Formula one race.hospitality Sector is expected to boom in near future also as the city is developing very very fast

    Jaypee Green (A Five Star Hotel)
    Radisson BLU (A Five Star Hotel), near Honda- Siel Cars Ltd.
    Sheraton(A Five Star Hotel)
    Grand Venezia Sheraton Hotel(A Five Star Hotel)
    Omaxe Cannaught place( A shopping mall with a five star hotel)
    Hotel FORMULA 1
   
Shopping Arcades

    The Grand Venezia[48] (1.2 km from Pari-Chowk near Golf Course)
    Omaxe Connaught Place[49] (5 km north of Pari-Chowk)
    Kasana Tower (Alpha Commercial Belt)
    Parsvanath Bibhab Plaza (Alpha Commercial Belt)
    S.L.Tower (Alpha Commercial belt)
    SNZ Plaza, (Near Galgotia Institute, Expressway)
    Ansal Plaza (Near Pari Chowk)
    Omaxe NRI City Centre (Near Pari Chowk)
    Central Market (Rampur Jagir Sector Beta-1)
    Jagat Farm Market (Amritpuram,Sector Gamma-1)
    Bouginvilia Shopping Complex (Sector Gamma-2)
    Sector Beta-1 Market
    Sector Alpha-2 Market
    Sector P-3 Shopping Complex
    Sector OMEGA Shopping Complex

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