Ghaziabad is one of fast growing Industrial town of North India. Ghaziabad is situated about 1.5 km from the Hindon River. Ghaziabad is bound by Meerut in North and on the south by Bulandshahar. Situated in Western Uttar Pradesh close to Delhi, Ghaziabad has more than 14000 small, medium and large industrial units scattered all over the city. The city is also home to upcoming posh localities that have completely changed its face from a sleepy industrial town to a modern swanky looking suburb of Delhi. In fact, the city has been featured in Newsweek Top 10 most dynamic cities in the world in the year 2006.
The place is relatively new in the chronicles of History. Ghaziabad was
founded in the year 1740 by emperor Ghazi-ud-din. He is supposed to have
built an architectural marvel for himself. It was a spacious palace that
consisted of 120 rooms of masonry with pointed arches. Only the gate, a
few portions of the boundary wall and a massive pillar about fourteen
feet in height remain now. Ghaziabad has appeared prominently during the
mutiny of 1857. River Hindon that flows through Ghaziabad was the site
for the battle between Mutineers and British Forces in which, the former
were crushed convincingly.
Ghaziabad is primarily an industrial city with manufacturers in railway
coaches, diesel engines, electroplating, bicycles, picture tubes,
tapestries, glassware, pottery, vegetable oil, paint and varnish, heavy
chains, automobile pistons & rings, steel pharmaceuticals, liquor,
etc. It is one of the most industrialized cities in Uttar Pradesh.