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Ghaziabad, India

Native ameGhaziabad (Uttar Pradesh, NCR)
Other nameग़ाज़ियाबाद
غازی آباد
TypeMetropolitan City
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictGhaziabad District
Member of ParliamentRajnath Singh
Altitude250 m
Total Population3314070 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode201 xxx
VehicleUP 14

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Ghaziabad ( , , -hiɣaːziːaːbaːd̪pronGhaziabad is a planned industrial city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 19 km east of Delhi and 46 km southwest of Meerut. The city houses the headquarters of the Ghaziabad district. It was initially part of the Meerut district after independence, till the time when — due to political intervention — Ghaziabad was separated and given a new district status.

The city gets its name from the founder Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. Later the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. It is a large industrial city well-connected by roads and railways. It has industries that Maintenance of electric locomotive & EMU Trains, manufacture railway Wagons, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish, heavy chains, etc. Also it has an ordnance factory at Muradnagar & Bharat Electronics Limited for manufacturing defense products.

Once notorious for the staggering rate of crime and law and order problems (it had been ranked third on the world's most crime infested cities sometime in the early 80's), the city today stands as one of India's most developed cities.

The city has well planned roads, malls and flyovers and has been listed in top 10 dynamic city list by Newsweek.

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