|Elevation||244 m (801 ft)|
|• Total||about 45,000|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Dharuhera is the fastest growing census town in the state of Haryana, India. Dharuhera comes under Delhi NCR region and it is an industrial hub. Dharuhera is Yadav (Rao) dominated place.   Dharuhera is the new growth corridor of Gurgaon and New Delhi. Dharuhera is only a hour drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and 27km from Gurgaon. It connects Rajasthan to the capital New Delhi of India through the National Highway 8 (India). It is the prime choice for industrialist, investors, and real estate developers due to its prime location.
As of 2001[update] India census, Dharuhera had a population of 18,890. As of 2001[update] males constituted 57% of the population and females 43%. Dharuhera had an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 75% and, female literacy was 56%. 17% of the population was under 6 years of age. As of 2013[update], after rapid growth, the population is estimated to be 45,000.
The economy of Dharuhera was mainly agrarian dominated until recently. Dharuhera industrial estate has provided some employment to the local persons. Of late, initiated by an industrial estate developed by the state of Haryana, much of the agricultural land has been developed by real estate developers. The Raos had collaborated with the British and were given thousands of acres of land by the colonial authorities. The fortune is now divided among the various Rao scions. They continue to be the most powerful and the richest family in Dharuhera. The Raos too have made a transition like the town they ruled: they have reinvented themselves as real estate moguls. As the urbanisation and construction activity extends from Delhi, Dharuhera is now a preferred location for investors in real estate and built properties.
Dharuhera industrial estate is located on both sides of NH8 and has many large manufacturing plants such as Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (now Hero MotoCorp Ltd.) & DELPHI Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd (A Global MNC). India’s biggest dairy plant Amul is also in Dharuhera. Carlsberg beer factory. Lumax Industries Ltd. Dharuhera Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. Rico Auto Industries. Others include Sehgal Paper Mills, East India Synthetics, and Indian Oil Corporation.
Real Estate Developers
- Tulip Infratech Pvt. Ltd.
- Dwarkadhis Projects Pvt. Ltd. (DPL Homes)
- Casa Romana by Dwarkadhis Projects (DPL Homes)
- Aravali Heights by Dwarkadhis Projects (DPL Homes)
- Aravali Super Star Mall by Dwarkadhis Projects (DPL Homes)
- Vardhman Developers
- The Essentia
- Lotus Green city
- Piyush Horizon
- Avalon Rangoli
- Armada Residency
- Bestech Parkview Delight
- M2K Freedom Apartments
- Dwarkadhis Buildwell Group - Shopping Mall
Dharuhera is about 40 minutes drive from Gurgaon and 60 minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Due to its proximity with Gurgaon and New Delhi, Dharuhera had all the makings of the next big satellite city in the region, with a number of developers running projects here but has been deprieved by the short sightedness of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). The town lacks good public sector healthcare, educational institutes, recreational centres, public spaces, leisure parks, libraries, art galleries, places for performing arts, stadiums, swimming pools, theatres, multiplex (one is coming up at Bestech city), parking spaces in markets and even lacks a proper crematorium or burial ground. But to be fair to Dharuhera, the town planners in Haryana are generally regarded as incompetent and have done no damage to their reputation as probably the worst town planners in country. The town lacks adequate drainage facilities and usually parts near to NH-8 and Bhiwadi get submerged even after slightest rain due to planning mistakes. But lack of affordable real estate in National Capital Region has made people overlook these problems and it remains one of the most promising real estates in not only NCR but whole of India.
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