|Nickname(s): Knowledge Capital of NCR|
|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.
Greater Noida is 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 a fast-growing region and is connected to Agra by the six-lane Yamuna Expressway. A night safari is proposed and, once it opens, it will showcase wildlife at night. It is under construction and would be the world's fifth such zoo. The annual Indian Grand Prix is held at the Buddh International Circuit which has helped putting the city firmly on the global map.
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.
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 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 season. The city climate becomes very hot during the month of June which is followed by monsoon happening somewhere after September. Monsoon is quite unpredictable where you can't predict which way they will turn. Greater Noida monsoon has never been like the one we witness in other parts of India, say for example Mumbai. Winter in Noida is very chilly which peaks in at the start of November and continues till the month of February. The foggy and chilly weather during winters makes Greater Noida's climate a tough one to confront with.
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 "very high damage risk", according to UNDP report. Ahmedabad constitutes Tropical Savanna Climate with main three 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), but sometimes frequent heavy rain causes flood.
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
- 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 Gauri Shankar Temple, Sector-Gamma 1
Hotels & Guest House
- Delhi Public School
- Ryan International School
- Cambridge School
- Somerville School
- JP International School
- Pragyan School
- St. Joseph's Sr. Secondary School
- Fr. Agnel School
- Greater Valley School
- Ursuline Convent Sr. Sec. School
- Vishwa Bharti Public School
- Aster Public School
- Apeejay International School
- G D Goenka Public School
- Delhi Scottish School
- Sharda University
- Gautam Buddha University
- Noida International University
- Galgotias University
- Shiv Nadar University
Colleges and Institutes
- Graduate School of Business & Administration (GSBA)
- I.T.S. Engineering College
- Birla Institute of Management Technology
- Galgotia's College of Engineering and Technology
- Accurate Institute of Management and Technology
- United College of Engineering & Research
- Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology
- IEC College of Engineering and Technology
- Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida
- Greater Noida Institute of Technology
- Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology
- G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management
- Skyline Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Accman Institute of Management
- sharda university
- College of Engineering and Technology, IILM Academy for Higher Learning, Greater Noida
- h3-technologies, LLC
- Honda Cars India
- Moser Baer
- LG Electronics
- Yamaha Motors
- NTPC Dadri
- Asian Paints
- Franciscan Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
- Arunodaya Graphics Pvt Ltd
- Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
- Teva A. P. I. India Limited
- Samsung India Electronics Private Limited
- Kent Air Corporation
- Wipro Technologies
- New Holland Agriculture
- Minda Corporation LTD
- VideoCon D2H
- Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd
- Erodite SoftSols
- NIIT Technologies Limited
|This section needs additional citations for verification. (October 2013)|
- The cycling competition for 2010 Commonwealth Games was held at Noida–Greater Noida Expressway.
- 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.
Schedule for Formula One 2013
|Fri 25 October 2013|
|Practice 1||10:00 - 11:30|
|Practice 2||14:00 - 15:30|
|Sat 26 October 2013|
|Practice 3||11:00 - 12:00|
|Sun 27 October 2013|
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- Census 2011 is the 15th national census survey conducted by the Census Organization of India.
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- India Today
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- GSBA MBA Programs