Jigar Moradabadi Gate in Moradabad
|Nickname(s): Brass City|
|Founded by||Rustam Khan|
|Named for||Murad Baksh|
|• MP||Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh (BJP)|
|• Mayor||Mrs. Beena Agrawal (BJP)|
|• District Magistrate||Zuher bin Sagheer|
|• Total||3,493 km2 (1,349 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Moradabad ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1625A.D. by Rustam Khan and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow. The city is known as Pital Nagri, ("Brass City") for its famous brass handicrafts industry. It is also divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).
Moradabad was established as an office for the Chaupala pargana during emperor Akbar's regime. In AD 1624 it was captured by Rustam Khan, the then Governor of Sambhal who named it Rustam Nagar. Later, in AD 1625 its named was changed to Moradabad, after the name of prince Murad Baksh, the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. A mosque named Jama Masjid was constructed in the city by Rustam Khan for the Mughal Emperor.
Schools in Moradabad, whether using English or Hindi as a medium of instruction, are affiliated to either of the four bodies, Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (C.I.S.C.E), University of Cambridge International Examinations and Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (U.P. Board).
- Aryan International School
- CL Gupta World School
- Expression International School
- Golden Gate Global School
- Krishna International School
- Summer Valley School
Higher Education institutions in Moradabad
- Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center
- State K.G.K. Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
- Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center
- Moradabad Institute of Technology
- Krishna Institute of Management and Technology
- Kothiwal Institute of Technology and Professional Studies
- Maa Gayatri Institute of Technology
- Radha Govind Institute of Technology
Other Degree colleges
- Hindu College
- Wilsonia Degree College
- RSD Academy Degree College
- Kedar Nath Girdharilal Khatri PG College
- Dayananda Kanya Degreee College
- Muslim Degree College
Police Training Academy
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh is situated in the heart of Moradabad city. Indian Police Services Officer and State Police Servies officer of UP cadre and Uttrakhand Cadre are trained here before appointment. The Police Training College was earlier Known as Police Training School (PTS), established in Allahabad in 1878 under an Assistant Superintendent of Police. It was shifted to Moradabad in 1901. Now Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh is headed by Director General of Police (Training) who sits in Moradabad. Now Shri Udayan Parmar IPS is Director of this Academy w.e.f. June 2010. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Uttar Pradesh has two other Police colleges under its administration i.e. Police Training College and Police Training School former is used to train Police officer of the Rank of Inspector, Sub-Inspector and later is used to train head constables and Constable.
Beside above Inspector-General of Police, western zone, PAC also sits in Moradabad. Moradabad has Battalion headquarters of 9/23/24 Bn. of U.P. Provincial Armed Constabulary, also have their offices here. Moradabad is the largest Police establishment of U.P. Police after Lucknow.
Moradabad is a major industrial city and export hub. Its handicrafts industry accounts for more than 40% of total handicraft exports from India. In 2006-2007, Moradabad's export turnover was ₹32 billion ($530 millions). In 2012-2013 it increased to ₹40 billion ($667 millions).
In October 2014, Livemint included Moradabad in its list of "25 Emerging Cities To Watch Out For In 2025".
Smart City Mission
Moradabad has many super specialty hospitals and Nursing homes, apart from these hospitals it hub of name sake doctors for various treatments.
- Asian Vivekanand Super Specialty Hospital
- Cosmos Hospital
- Kothiwal General Hospital
- Shri Sai Hospital Multy Specialty Hospital
- Teerthanker Mahaveer Super Specialty Hospital
- Govt. District Hospital
Following National Highways and State Highways are Connected with Moradabad:
- National Highway 24- Connects New Delhi to Lucknow via Ghaziabad, Bareilly and Sitapur. It is four lane between Moradabad to New Delhi, and Under Construction of Four lane between Moradabad to Lucknow
- National Highway 509- Also known as National Highway 93, connects Moradabad with Agra via Chandausi, Aligarh and Hathras.
- State Highway 43- Connects Moradabad with historical city of Badaun, which is 102 km and Farrukhabad, 210 km via Bisauli. It also extends to Kanpur.
- State Highway 49- Connects Moradabad with Haridwar which merge into SH78 at Dhampur.
- State Highway 76- Connects Moradabad with Bijnor via Noorpur
- State Highway 78- Connects Moradabad with Amroha via Pakbara
- MDR65 W- Connects Moradabad with Kashipur via Thakurdwara
- Moradabad-Sambhal four lane highway.
Major Roads in the Town:
- Kanth Road
- Sambhal Road
- Delhi Road
- Rampur Road
- GMD Road
- Court Road
- Prince Road
- Idgah Road
- Station Road
- Thakurdwara Road
Moradabad railway station is one of the Major Railway Stations of Indian Railways, it comes under top hundred railway stations of India. It lies on Lucknow-Moradabad line, Delhi-Moradabad line and Moradabad-Ambala line. More than 200 trains pass through and stop at Moradabad Railway Station. It is direct connected by trains with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur Haridwar, Dehradun, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Varansi, Ahemedabad, Patna etc. Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express and many Super fast, mail and passenger trains stop at Moradabad.
Moradabad Airport is in under construction, Nearest working domestic Airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 86 km from Moradabad and Nearest International Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which is 178 km from Moradabad.
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