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Gurgaon

Administration
Native ameGurgaon
Other nameगुड़गांव
TypeCity
StateHaryana
DistrictGurgaon
Government
Parliamentary constituencyGurgaon Lok Sabha Constituency
Assembly constituencyGurgaon City
Planning AgencyHaryana Urban Development Authority
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation of Gurgaon {Vimal Yadav Mayor}
Geography
Altitude220 m
Demography
Total Population1514085 (2011)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode122001 to 122017
Telephone91 124 XXX XXXX
VehicleHR 26 (Personal), HR 55 (Commercial)

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Gurgaon ( ) is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is the industrial and financial center of Haryana. It is located 30 km south of national capital New Delhi, about 10 kilometers from Dwarka Sub City and 268 km south of Chandigarh, the state capital. An important town in ancient Hindu mythology , Gurgaon is one of Delhi's four major satellite cities and is part of the National Capital Region. It was identified as a satellite city in 1962. Gurgaon is within commuting distance of Delhi via an expressway and Delhi MRTS.

According to a survey by Business Today magazine, Gurgaon is considered the best city in India to work and live in. American president Jimmy Carter visited Carterpuri village in Gurgaon.

Gurgaon is also the only Indian city to have successfully distributed electricity connections to all its households. However, because of its heavy vehicular traffic and inefficient public transportation apart from the Delhi Metro, Gurgaon ranks 11 amongst Indian cities on the "Life after Work" index of Business Today. Gurgaon has the 3rd highest per capita income in India after Chandigarh and Mumbai.

Over the past 25 years the city has undergone rapid development and construction. A wave of multinational companies choose to locate their operations in Gurgaon after GE did so in 1997. Big companies like Airtel, American Express, EXL, IBM, Microsoft, Sapient, DLF, Maruti Suzuki, Hero Honda, TCS, ThoughtWorks, Ericsson, Oracle, Bank of America, American Airlines, The Coca-Cola Company, Nokia, Motorola,ZS Associates etc. have made Gurgaon an important financial center of India, as well as one of India's major outsourcing and call centers

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Minister writes to Prez, seeks help on SYL canal dispute - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: Haryana irrigation minister Ajay Singh Yadav has written to the President of India seeking her intervention in the resolution of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dipsute. Yadav said that he wrote the letter to the President on - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:24:14 GMT+00:00
Travel agents make the most out of long weekend - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: Making most of the extended Easter weekend, many Gurgaonite have headed for nearby places with their friends and family to enjoy a short vacation. According to local travel agents, compared to other weeknds, this week the hotel - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:42:30 GMT+00:00
Police propose to remove toll plaza in Gurgaon - Hindustan Times Tweet this news
Hindustan Times--According to sources, -Gurgaon- police have proposed to do away with the toll plaza in a meeting held this week with road transport secretary RS Gujral. Confirming the news, police commissioner SS Deswal said : “It should be removed as - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:36:45 GMT+00:00
5 Bangladeshi immigrants arrested in city - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: The city police on Saturday arrested five natives of Bangladesh who had no passport or visa in their posession. They were produced before a city court on Saturday and were sent to judicial custody. According to the police, three - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:33:54 GMT+00:00
Rahul meets supporters in Gurgaon - Hindustan Times Tweet this news
Hindustan Times--Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited -Gurgaon- on Thursday to interact with panchayat members of Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress (HPYC). Thousands of Youth Congress workers led by HPYC president Rao Chiranjiv came to Huda Gymkhana Club. .. - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:01:19 GMT+00:00
Pirated DVDs, porn films flood Gurgaon - Hindustan Times Tweet this news
Hindustan Times--The Millennium City is fast catching up with Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place, albeit for the wrong reasons. Tiny shops are found selling pirated versions of films, released as recently as last week, and porn DVDs for a measly amount of R - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:36:43 GMT+00:00
Election panel lays out schedule for Gurgaon polls on May 15 - Indian Express Tweet this news
Indian Express--The state Election Commission on Thursday announced the schedule for elections to all wards of the Municipal Corporation of -Gurgaon- (MCG). It will be held on May 15. Deputy Commissioner PC Meena said that the notice for inviting nominati - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:08:23 GMT+00:00
Freebies over, now government nurseries to charge for saplings - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: The government nurseries of the forest department has decided to stop providing plants free of cost from now on. The department has decided to put a price tag on the plants, depending on their size and age. The decision came aft - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:33:54 GMT+00:00
Toll rate hike triggers 60% rise in tag sales - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: Ever since the toll rate on Delhi--Gurgaon- Expressway has been increased by Re 1 to Rs 21, a large number of motorists have shifted to smart tags to avoid long queues. According to DSC limited, the private concessionaire which - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:55:30 GMT+00:00
Despite civic issues, Gurgaon remains big draw for job seekers - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India---GURGAON-: Power, sanitation, roads, lack of public transport and poor civic infrastructure all of these factors supposedly make up the -Gurgaon- that we know. But, if this is the -Gurgaon- that we live in, why do we continue to do so? ... - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:19:13 GMT+00:00



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