Panoramic view of Greater Noida
|District||Gautam Budh Nagar|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
Greater Noida is a census town with a population of 100,000 in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It comes under the purview of the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. Greater Noida is 48 km and one hour from New Delhi.
Rama Raman is its present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Metro connectivity from New Delhi to Greater Noida is on top priority as per statement of Rama Raman. Looking into the dire need of improving the transport system of the city, the work will be started by May 2014.
- 1 New developments
- 2 History
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Climate
- 5 Places of Interest
- 6 Local Media
- 7 Greater Noida Press Club
- 8 Education
- 9 Sports
- 10 India Expo Mart
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Greater Noida was a part of Noida; during the 1990s the Noida extension (now a part of Gautam Buddh Nagar) which is today known as Greater Noida. Greater Noida has left Gurgaon behind in growth when it comes to absorption or sale of residential units and project launches.
Development is managed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA). Greater Noida is connected to Agra by the six-lane Yamuna Expressway. The annual Indian Grand Prix is held at the Buddh International Circuit which has helped putting the city firmly on the global map.
Noida extension is a part of Greater Noida, in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh and consists of 16 villages. All sectors under Noida Extension (Sector 1 to 4) are very much a part of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).
As of late 2012, plans are being formed to rename it to Greater Noida(West). This area was primarily envisioned to provide planned housing for about a million middle and upper middle class citizen in the NCR region.
It is planned to have excellent connectivity to the other parts of the region using Metro, road and rail. Systematic infrastructure developments and vision to create a residential and commercial spaces in the same region fueled its realty and commercial growth. Planned IT parks and industries in this area along with innumerable housing projects are important avenues for providing employment in this region. This area, however, is touched by land acquisition issues. Approval to the development master plan by NCR planning board has paved way for rapid infrastructure, social and cultural development in this area. GNIDA declared its plans to extend the Noida City Centre line to Noida Extension with DMRC and further till Boraki in PPP model to fuel the growth prospects in this area. Noida Extension has re-established itself as an excellently connected, planned yet affordable housing destination for urban dwellers in NCR region. 16 villages in Noida Extension are Shahberi, Devia, Patwari, Ghanghola, Bisrakh, Roza-Yakoobpur, Haibatpur, Itaidha, Patwari, Noida, Aminabad, Khairpur, Asadallapur and Chipyana Buzurg.
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 demographic burden. Before Greater Noida, there were two areas that had been developed—Gurgaon, across the border from Haryana, and Noida, across the border with Uttar Pradesh.
Noida's infrastructure was carefully laid out, but the 1990s saw huge growth in the Indian economy. Migration to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore exceeded planning estimates. Noida was developed to accommodate population growth for 20–25 years. The massive population influx to Delhi, however, caused it to overload in a mere 15 years. Although infill is not complete and illegal mining remains a problem.
The government of Uttar Pradesh decided to develop another city as an extension to Noida with better planning. The idea was to create a world-class city. It was planned to be approximately 25 km from Noida. A railway station near Boraki and an international airport were included later in the plan intending to develop Greater Noida as an independent city; the airport was scrapped in early 2012.
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. The other sectors are named as "Mu", "Omicron" and other Greek letter names. The present GNIDA office is in Gamma II sector just opposite the historical village Rampur Jagir/Jahangir where the great revolutionary Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil lived in 1919 when he was hidden underground after the Mainpuri conspiracy. A park has been named as "Amar Shaheed Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil Udyan" by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Greater Noida had a population of 107,676, with 58,662 males and 49,014 females. The literacy rate was 86.5%. The demographics of Greater Noida mainly consists of students, corporate employees, and labourers. Students are often temporary residents from other parts of India and abroad.
Greater Noida has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The city climate becomes very hot during June which is followed by monsoon, the direction of which is unpredictable, happening after September. The Greater Noida monsoon has never been as that experienced in other parts of India, such as Mumbai. Foggy and chilly winter weather lasts from November to February.
According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the town falls under seismic zone-III, in a scale of I to V (in order of increasing proneness to earthquakes) while the wind and cyclone zoning is a "very high damage risk", according to UNDP report. Greater Noida constitutes Tropical Savanna Climate with three main seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Aside from monsoon weather mainly remains dry.
In summer i.e. from march to June the weather remains hot and temperature ranges from maximum of 45 °C (i.e. 113 °F) to minimum of 23 °C (73 °F).
Monsoon season prevails during mid-June to mid-September with an average rainfall of 93.2 cm (36.7 inches).
The cold waves from the Himalayan region makes the winters in Greater Noida very chilly. Temperatures fall substantially down to as low as 3 to 4 °C at the peak of winter. Winters in Delhi get really chilly with bonfires all round the streets of Noida to beat the cold waves. Greater Noida is not aloof to the problems of fog and smog. In January, a dense fog envelopes the city, reducing visibility on the streets.
|Climate data for Greater Noida|
|Average high °C (°F)||21
|Average low °C (°F)||7
|Precipitation mm (inches)||25
|Source: Greater Noida Weather|
Places of Interest
- India Expo Mart & Centre (Exhibition Ground)
- Ansal Plaza
- MSX Mall
- Golf Course Jaypee Greens
- City Park
- Commercial Belt
- Greater Noida Cricket Stadium
- Buddh International Circuit
- Taj International Airport
- Amar Shaheed Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil Udyan, Sector-Beta 1
- Shri Chandraprabhu Digambar Jain Mandir, Sector-Beta 2
- Shri Gauri Shankar Temple, Sector-Gamma 1
- Grand Venice Mall
- Yamuna Expressway
- Pari Chowk
- Jagat Farms
- Rubaab Restaurant
- Hindustan Times
- Nav Bharat Times
- Desh Bandhu
- National Duniya
- Rashtriya Sahara
- Vartman Satta
- Chetna Manch
- NCR INDIA
- Dainik Jagran
- Amar Ujala
Greater Noida Press Club
The Greater Noida Press Club is an organisation of Media persons and journalists in Greater Noida. The Greater Noida Press Club was founded on 24 July 2003 as a professional and cultural platform for journalists working in the city of Greater Noida. The Press Club’s original objectives included encouraging the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; helping educate a new generation of journalists; and contributing to expanding the freedom and independence of the Fourth Estate.
- Aster Public School, Delta II 
- Somerville School, Greater Noida, Alpha II 
- Delhi Public School, Greater Noida, Gamma II 
- Sharda University
- Gautam Buddha University
- Noida International University
- Galgotias University
- Shiv Nadar University
- Greater Noida Medical University
Colleges and Institutes
- Northern Institute of Integrated Learning in Management - Center for Management Studies (NIILM CMS)
- Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET)
- Galgotia's College of Engineering and Technology
- Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational & Technical Education
- IEC College of Engineering and Technology
- Army Institute of Management and Technology
- Greater Noida Institute of Technology
- Lloyd Law College
- United College of Engineering & Research
- The Institute for Integrated Learning in Management – Graduate School of Management
- Ishan Institute of Management & Technology
- Birla Institute of Management Technology
- Accurate Institute of Management and Technology
- I.T.S. Engineering College
Located on Yamuna Expressway, Jaypee Sports City is a planned city aimed for sports, complete with various sports venues like an international standard cricket stadium, a hockey stadium and even an international Formula 1 racing circuit.
Buddh International Circuit
On 30 October 2011, Greater Noida hosted the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit constructed by Jaypee Group. It was the seventeenth round of the 2011 Formula One season, and the first Formula One Grand Prix to take place on the Indian subcontinent and even the circuit is the first of its kind in South Asia. The second Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix was held on 28 October 2012 which was won by Red Bull Racing Driver Sebastian Vettel, his second consecutive win in India. The third Formula One Airtel Indian Grand Prix was held on 27 October 2013 which was won by Red Bull Driver Sebastian Vettel, his third consecutive win in India.
Greater Noida Cricket Stadium is an under-construction. It will seat 40,000 spectators initially, but will gradually be increased to 100,000. Cricket Stadium will be given a face lift similar to Lord's Cricket Ground. Stadium scheduled to be ready in 2014. The stadium will conform to norms and specifications prescribed by ICC with associated amenities like media and corporate boxes, medical facilities, merchandise stores, a food court, an information kiosk and many others.
There will also be a hockey stadium which is an under-construction and has a sports training academy and infrastructure for other sports.
India Expo Mart
- 12th Auto Expo 2014 (The Motor Show) which was held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR from 7 to 11 February 2014, with press preview days on 5 and 6 February.
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- India Today
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