Greater Noida

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Greater Noida
Census town
Panoramic view of Greater Noida
Panoramic view of Greater Noida
Greater Noida is located in Uttar Pradesh
Greater Noida
Greater Noida
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°29′46″N 77°32′10″E / 28.496152°N 77.536011°E / 28.496152; 77.536011Coordinates: 28°29′46″N 77°32′10″E / 28.496152°N 77.536011°E / 28.496152; 77.536011
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gautam Budh Nagar
Population (2011)
 • Total 107,676[1]
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 201308
Telephone code 0120
Vehicle registration UP16
Nearest city Noida
Literacy 87%
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.[2] It comes under the purview of the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. Greater Noida is 48 km and one hour from New Delhi.[3]

Rama Raman is its present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.[4] 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.[5]

New developments[edit]

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.[6] Real Estate Projects in Greater Noida

Development is managed by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).[7] 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.

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium is an under-construction cricket stadium in Greater Noida, India. It is being built along with the Buddh International Circuit. Initially the spectator capacity at the stadium will be 40,000 but it will be increased to one lakh gradually. Cricket Stadium will be given a face lift similar to Lord's Cricket Ground.


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.

Shaheed Bismil Park, Sector-Beta 1 in Greater Noida

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.[8][8]

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 etc.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.[9]


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%.[10] 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. Greater Noida 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
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
Average low °C (°F) 7
Precipitation mm (inches) 25
Source: Greater Noida Weather


  • Eldeco Mystic Greens, Sector-Omicron
  • Gharondha Apartments, Alpha 1
  • Eldeco Green Meadows, Sec-Pi
  • Supertech Eco Village
  • Sigma Sahakari Awas Samiti Ltd. (BEL Employee Group Society), Beta 1
  • Jal Vayu Vihar
  • I.T.B.P Society, Sec-Pi
  • B.S.F Society, Sec-Pi
  • Purvanchal Silver City 2, Sec-Pi
  • The Jaypee Greens Sports City
  • Black Gold Society
  • ATS Greens
  • AWHO
  • Silver City
  • Unitech Horizon
  • Parsvabath Edens, Alpha-II
  • Vrinda City, Sec- Phi-4
  • Ashiana Orchids, Gamma-2
  • Senior Citizen Home Complex, Sector-Omega
  • Police Co-operative Society, Sector Pi
  • Proview Technocity Apartment CHI-V
  • Amrapali Castle CHI-V
  • Supertech Aapka Ghar
  • Lotus Greens Yamuna Expressway
  • Amrapali O2 Valley
  • Nirala Greenshire
  • Ashiana Homes
  • Supertech Eco Village 4

Places of Interest[edit]

"The Circuit Official Logo"

Local Media[edit]

  • Vartman satta
  • Chetna Manch
  • Mahamedha
  • Dainik jagran
  • Amar ujala




Colleges and Institutes[edit]


  • STMicroelectronics
  • Honda Cars India
  • Moser Baer
  • LG Electronics
  • Yamaha Motors
  • New Holland Fiat India Pvt Ltd (Tractors Division)
  • Asian Paints
  • Samsung India Electronics Private Limited
  • Wipro Technologies
  • Franciscan Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Minda Corporation Ltd
  • VideoCon D2H
  • NIIT Technologies Limited
  • MediWish Healthcare
  • Supertech Limited


Different Activities at Buddha Internationl Circuit, Greater Noida

India Expo Mart[edit]

Auto Expo-2014[edit]

  • 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 February 5 and 6.

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