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This article is about the city in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Moradabad district. For other uses, see Moradabad (disambiguation).
Jigar Moradabadi Gate in Moradabad
Jigar Moradabadi Gate in Moradabad
Nickname(s): Brass City
Moradabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 28°50′N 78°47′E / 28.83°N 78.78°E / 28.83; 78.78Coordinates: 28°50′N 78°47′E / 28.83°N 78.78°E / 28.83; 78.78
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Moradabad
Established 1625[1]
Founded by Rustam Khan
Named for Murad Baksh
 • MP Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh (BJP)
 • Mayor Mrs. Beena Agrawal (BJP)
 • District Magistrate Zuher bin Sagheer
 • Total 3,493 km2 (1,349 sq mi)
Elevation 198 m (650 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 889,810
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Moradabadi
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 244001
Telephone code 0591
Vehicle registration UP-21

Moradabad (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1625A.D. by Rustam Khan and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow. The city is known as Pital Nagri, ("Brass City") for its famous brass handicrafts industry.[3] It is also divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).[4][5]


Moradabad was established as an office for the Chaupala pargana during emperor Akbar's regime. In AD 1624 it was captured by Rustam Khan, the then Governor of Sambhal who named it Rustam Nagar. Later, in AD 1625 its named was changed to Moradabad, after the name of prince Murad Baksh, the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. A mosque named Jama Masjid was constructed in the city by Rustam Khan for the Mughal Emperor.


Schools in Moradabad, whether using English or Hindi as a medium of instruction, are affiliated to either of the four bodies, Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (C.I.S.C.E), University of Cambridge International Examinations and Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (U.P. Board).

International Schools[edit]

  • Aryan International School
  • CL Gupta World School
  • Expression International School
  • Golden Gate Global School
  • Krishna International School
  • Summer Valley School

Higher Education institutions in Moradabad[edit]


Medical colleges[edit]

  • Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center
  • State K.G.K. Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
  • Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center

Engineering colleges[edit]

  • Moradabad Institute of Technology
  • Krishna Institute of Management and Technology
  • Kothiwal Institute of Technology and Professional Studies
  • Maa Gayatri Institute of Technology
  • Radha Govind Institute of Technology

Other Degree colleges[edit]

  • Hindu College
  • Wilsonia Degree College
  • RSD Academy Degree College
  • Kedar Nath Girdharilal Khatri PG College
  • Parker Intermediate College. One of the oldest School in Moradabad
    Gokul Das Kanya Degree College
  • Dayananda Kanya Degreee College
  • Muslim Degree College

Police Training Academy[edit]

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh is situated in the heart of Moradabad city. Indian Police Services Officer and State Police Servies officer of UP cadre and Uttrakhand Cadre are trained here before appointment. The Police Training College was earlier Known as Police Training School (PTS), established in Allahabad in 1878 under an Assistant Superintendent of Police. It was shifted to Moradabad in 1901. Now Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh is headed by Director General of Police (Training) who sits in Moradabad. Now Shri Udayan Parmar IPS is Director of this Academy w.e.f. June 2010.[6] Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh has two other Police colleges under its administration i.e. Police Training College and Police Training School former is used to train Police officer of the Rank of Inspector, Sub-Inspector and later is used to train head constables and Constable.


Beside above Inspector-General of Police, western zone, PAC also sits in Moradabad. Moradabad has Battalion headquarters of 9/23/24 Bn. of U.P. Provincial Armed Constabulary, also have their offices here. Moradabad is the largest Police establishment of U.P. Police after Lucknow.[7]


Aaftab- One of the Main Handicraft Item of Moradbad

Moradabad is a major industrial city and export hub. Its handicrafts industry accounts for more than 40% of total handicraft exports from India. In 2006-2007, Moradabad's export turnover was ₹32 billion ($530 millions).[8] In 2012-2013 it increased to ₹40 billion ($667 millions).

In October 2014, Livemint included Moradabad in its list of "25 Emerging Cities To Watch Out For In 2025".[9]

Smart City Mission[edit]

Moradabad is among 98 cities of India (13 cities of Uttar Pradesh) which have been selected for Smart City Mission by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.[10]


Moradabad has many super specialty hospitals and Nursing homes, apart from these hospitals it hub of name sake doctors for various treatments.

  • Asian Vivekanand Super Specialty Hospital
  • Cosmos Hospital
  • Kothiwal General Hospital
  • Shri Sai Hospital Multy Specialty Hospital
  • Teerthanker Mahaveer Super Specialty Hospital
  • Govt. District Hospital
  • Rizwan



Moradabad is well connected by roads with cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Noida, Haridwar and Dehradun etc.

Following National Highways and State Highways are Connected with Moradabad:

From Delhi via Ghaziabad and Moradabad to Rampur part of this highway is also a part of AH2 (Asian Highway) which connects Denpasar, Indonesia to Merak and Singapore to Khosravi, Iran.

Major Roads in the Town:

  • Kanth Road
  • Sambhal Road
  • Delhi Road
  • Rampur Road
  • GMD Road
  • Court Road
  • Prince Road
  • Idgah Road
  • Station Road
  • Thakurdwara Road


Newspapers published in Moradabad include Dainik Jagran,Amar Ujala, Hindustan and Dagi Kaun?. Aina-e-Alam, Jigar ki Awaz


Moradabad railway station is one of the Major Railway Stations of Indian Railways, it comes under top hundred railway stations of India. It lies on Lucknow-Moradabad line, Delhi-Moradabad line and Moradabad-Ambala line. More than 200 trains pass through and stop at Moradabad Railway Station. It is direct connected by trains with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur Haridwar, Dehradun, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Varansi, Ahemedabad, Patna etc. Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express and many Super fast, mail and passenger trains stop at Moradabad.[11]


Moradabad Airport is in under construction, Nearest working domestic Airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 86 km[12] from Moradabad and Nearest International Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which is 178 km[13] from Moradabad.

Notable people[edit]

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