|District||Gautam Buddha Nagar District|
|Elevation||216 m (709 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Dadri is located at  It has an average elevation of 216 metres (709 ft). It has world largest power project..
As of 2001[update] India census, Dadri had a population of 57,457. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dadri has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90% and, female literacy is 78%. In Dadri, 18% of the population is under 5 years of age.
Dadri played a very important role in the battle for freedom in 1857, when ruler "Raja Umrao Singh Bhati" rose against British rule and damaged the same by joining together the other rulers of the area. He was hanged along with four other mutineers by the British.
It has a power station owned and operated by National Thermal Power Corporation that generates about 840 MW of electric power by means of coal-fired thermal power plant and 830 MW of electric power generated by the gas-fired plant. Two new units of 490 MW each have come up at the same plant in the year 2010. This plant is also the home to a big switchyard with the power handling capacity of more than 5000 MW. It has India's first and now second biggest HVDC transmission system in which power is transmitted from Rihand Super Thermal power station to National Capital Territory Power Project, by 805 km long Bipole HVDC transmission line operating at 500kV and handling power at 1500 MW designed and built by ABB and now operated by PGCIL. The plant also caters to multiple infrastructure projects and industries such as two large cement plants producing Polozonna Cement, Railways traction substation at Dadri Railway station serving north-east railway corridor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, etc. in and around NCR region. The power is mainly consumed in the NCR power system. It has 8 outgoing transmission lines.
Dadri is also an upcoming town of technology and new facilities. One such project is a 100 bed General Hospital known as Mohan Swarup Charitable Hospital, on the National Highway, equipped with the state of art facilities. School like G.R.GLOBAL ACADEMY is providing a better place in field of modern educational system. It is situated on phoolwati nagar, Bishara NTPC road Dadri. Tied up with TATA INTERACTIVE SYSTEM, it is playing a role to educate the children in a modern way.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dadri
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.