||It has been suggested that Civil Lines, Moradabad be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2014.|
Lord Moiras camp at Moradabad
|Nickname(s): Brass City|
|Founded by||Rustam Khan|
|Named for||Murad Baksh|
|• MP||Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh (BJP)|
|• Mayor||Vinod Agarwal (BJP)|
|• District Magistrate||Zuher bin Sagheer|
|• Total||3,493 km2 (1,349 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Moradabad ( pronunciation (help·info)) 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. It is also divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).
- 1 History
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Education
- 4 PAC
- 5 Economy
- 6 Special Economic Zone
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 River
- 10 See also
- 11 References
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.
According to the 2011 census Moradabad district has a population of 887,871, roughly equal to the nation of Singapore or the US state of Alabama. This gives it a ranking of 26th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,284 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,330/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.25%. In 2011 a new district named Sambhal district is formed with two sub districts of Moradabad district. The rest of Moradabad district have a population of 3126507.The Muslim population in rest of Moradabad district is 1588297. Moradabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.67%.
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).
- Springfields College.
- V.K.S. Public School.
- Modern Public School
- Hewett Muslim Inter college.
- St Paul's School.
- S.S Children Academy
- P.M.S. Senior Secondary School
- K. C. M. Senior Secondary School
- St. Mary Senior Secondary School
- Bonny Annie Public School
- Wilsonia Senior Secondary School
- Adam & Eve's Senior Secondary School
- R. S. D. Senior Secondary School
- S.S.Inter college
- Tiny tots college
- Gandhi Nagar Public School.
- The G.K Welhams College
- Muslima Girls Inter College
- Falah E Darain Inter College
- Abbas Inter College
- Delhi public school
- Mak Public School
- Crescent Public School
- St. Amtuls Public School
- Shri Sai Public School
- Cambridge public school
- Aisha Mary school
- CL Gupta World School
- Aryan International School
- Expression International School
- Golden Gate Global School
- Krishna International School
- Summer Valley School
Higher Education institutions in Moradabad
- Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center
- State K.G.K. Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
- Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center
- 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
- Hindu College
- Wilsonia Degree College
- RSD Academy Degree College
- Kedar Nath Girdharilal Khatri PG College
- Gokul Das Kanya Degree College
- Dayananda Kanya Degreee College
- Muslim Degree College
- Muslima Girls Degree College ( Founded by Mohammad Aslam Shamsi 1951-2014 )
Police Training Academy
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh is situated in the heart of Moradabad city. Indian Police Services Officer and State Police Service 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.The Police Academy is headed by the Director General of Police (Training) who sits in Moradabad. Now Shri Udayan Parmar IPS is Director of this Academy as of June 2010. The Police Academy 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.
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). 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".
Moradabad's brass industry that employs tens of thousands of workers has been impacted by ongoing wars in Libya and Syria.
Special Economic Zone
Moradabad Special Economic Zone (SEZ) the only Uttar Pradesh Government Developed SEZ in northern India, headed by the Development Commissioner, Noida SEZ and locally governed by the Asststant Development Commissioner, was set up in 2003 at Pakbara – Dingarpur Road in Moradabad on a 421.565 acre plot of land. Government of UP through UPSIDC Limited being developers to this SEZ project has so far invested a sum of Rs. 1100 million on its development. Moradabad SEZ provides excellent infrastructure, supportive services and sector specific facilities for the Handicraft Trade. Proximity to Delhi/ NCR and availability of skilled and dedicated manpower makes it ideal for setting up various industries in Handicrafts & its allied filed. Moradabad SEZ was operationalised since April, 2007 when it started with only one unit, however till today in spite of global slowdown in the handicraft trade for past four years; this zone has now 22 operational Units. Moradabad SEZ has 465 developed plots of varying sizes. Future expansion of this has been strategically planned and soon it will be available for few more export sectors. Infrastructure, supportive services and trade related facilities have been substantially upgraded during the last few years. Moradabad SEZ offers access to global telecommunication network, uninterrupted power supply and efficient local transport system. An ultra modern RSU Telephone Exchange has been installed in the Zone, besides the availability of all the mobile frequencies in and around the zone through various mobile communication towers. An independent feeder line has since been provided for uninterrupted power supply, the reliability and quality of power supply has improved with the pre-commissioned 32 / 11 KVA / 5.0 MVA  Power Sub-station within Moradabad SEZ. Proximity to Delhi/ NCR provides easy access to financial and commercial infrastructure of the capital. Customs Wing ensures prompt and on the spot clearances of export/import consignments through web based system called "sezonline".
The following National Highways and State Highways pass through or are connected with Moradabad:
- National Highway 24 - connects New Delhi to Lucknow via Ghaziabad, Bareilly and Sitapur. It has been made four-lane between Moradabad and New Delhi. Four-laning of the highway between Moradabad and Lucknow is underway. It is essentially from Delhi via Ghaziabad and Moradabad to Rampur. Part of this highway is also a part of the AH2 (Asian Highway 2), which connects Denpasar, Indonesia to Merak and Singapore to Khosravi, Iran.
- National Highway 509 - Also known as National Highway 93, it connects Moradabad to Agra via Chandausi, Aligarh and Hathras.
- State Highway 43 - it connects Moradabad to the historical city of Badaun, which is 102 km away and Farrukhabad, which is 210 km away, via Bisauli. It also extends to Kanpur.
- State Highway 49 - connects Moradabad to Haridwar, merging into State Highway 78 at Dhampur.
- State Highway 76 - connects Moradabad to Bijnor via Noorpur.
- State Highway 78 - connects Moradabad to Amroha via Pakbara.
- MDR65 W - connects Moradabad to Kashipur via Thakurdwara.
- Moradabad - Sambhal four-lane highway.
Major roads inside the town:
- Kanth Road
- Sambhal Road
- Delhi Road
- Rampur Road
- GMD Road
- Court Road
- Prince Road
- Idgah Road
- Station Road
- Thakurdwara Road
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. Moradabad is called inter-change station due to 5 line junction.
Amenities Moradabad raailway station is categeory 'A' railway station. It has a Tourist Information Centre, Post Office, telegrapgh office, General Railway Police Office, computerised reservation counters, retiring room, vegetarian and non vegetarian refreshment room, tea stall and book stall. It also has the Tatkal seat Booking counter. The parking area of the main Railway Station is redeveloped by Ar. Shivangni Sharma, which has made the railway station one of its kind in Uttar Pradesh.
Electrification Electrification of the 636 km (395 mi) long Mughasarai-Moradabad line was completed in 2013.Many trains on Ambala and Lucknow line run with electric locomotives (including Freight trains) Electrification of Delhi-Moradabad line is under progress and expected to be completed by December 2015. Being one of important section of the Northern Railways, Indian railway has given this project a high priority.
Electrification of 135 km line between Ghaziabad - Moradabad is complete as of 31-03-2015. CRS's detailed inspection of GZB-MB section Electrification completed successfully on 19-01-2015.
Major Distances from Moradabad
- Delhi 168 km.
- Lucknow 357 km.
- Aligarh 136 km.
- Rampur 28 km.
- Haridwar 152 km.
- Bareilly 92 km.
- Nanital 132 km.
- Meerut 117 km.
- Ghaziabad 141 km.
- Saharanpur 205 km.
Moradabad Airport is under construction. The nearest working domestic airport is Pantnagar Airport, 86 km away and the nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, 178 km away.
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Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, that originates from the Doodhatoli ranges and is a part of the Namik Glacier, originating from the high altitude zone of 800mts. to 900mts. The Ramganga flows to the south west from the Kumaun Himalaya. It is a tributary of the Ganga. It flows by the Corbett National Park near Ramnagar of Nainital district, from where it descends upon the Gangetic plain. The Ramganga Dam has been built on the Ramganga river at Kalagarh for irrigation and electricity generation.
Moradabad has suffered, many a time, from the flash floods in the Ramganga.
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