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Ghaziabad
 

Ghaziabad 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 problem ( it had been ranked third on the worlds most crime infested cities sometime in the early 80's), the city today stands as one of Uttar Pradeshs most developed cities. The city is regarded by City Mayors and Newsweek as the 2nd and 6th fastest developing city in the world, respectively. The city has well planned roads, malls, flyovers and metro connectivity.

 
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