Faridabad History

Faridabad- History

Baba Farid's Tomb Faridabad

Faridabad History-Faridabad was founded in 1607 by Treasurer Sheikh Farid for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir for the protection of the Grand Trunk Road between Delhi and Agra. It was formed in 1867 as a municipality. In 1950, a project was launched for Pakistani refugee resettlement and light industrial development in the city. [11] In independent India, Faridabad was initially a part of the Gurgaon district which was later made an independent district. 15 August 1979.

Faridabad is the most populous city in the Indian state of Haryana. It is a major industrial center and is located on the border of the Indian capital New Delhi in the National Capital Region. It is one of the major satellite cities of Delhi and is located 284 km south of the state capital Chandigarh. The river Yamuna forms the eastern district’s border with Uttar Pradesh. The Government of India remembered it for the second rundown of Smart Cities Mission on 24 May 2016. Faridabad has been described as the eighth fastest-growing city in the city and is third in India in the City Meyers Foundation survey. As per the Delhi Regional Plan of 2001, Faridabad is part of the Delhi Metropolitan Area (DMA).

The recently evolved private and modern piece of Faridabad between the Agra Canal and the Yamuna River is commonly known as Greater Faridabad. The area is being developed as a self-sufficient sub-city with wide streets, tall buildings, malls, educational institutions, and health and commercial centers. Sector 66 to 74 are industrial sectors, while sectors 75 to 89 are residential sectors.

Faridabad is a major industrial center of Haryana. 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana comes from Faridabad and Gurgaon. Faridabad is famous for producing henna from the agricultural sector, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tires, and textiles make up its primary industrial products.

In 2018, Faridabad was ranked as the second most polluted city in the world by the World Health Organization. In 2020, Faridabad secured 10th rank in the Swachh Survekshan Survey. In the top ten dirty cities of India in 2020.

Faridabad has been chosen by the Ministry of Urban Development from among the hundred Indian cities to be developed as Smart Cities under India’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.

Baba Farid's Tomb