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||Deepak Agarwal|
|• 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 at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow, on the banks of the Ramganga river. 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). Moradabad has three major universities, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, IFTM University and Shri Venkateshwara University. Other than that a number of higher education institutions such as Hindu College and Moradabad Institute of Technology are located in the city.
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. 
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 78- Connects Moradabad with Amroha via Pakbara
Major Roads in the Town:
- Kanth Road
- Sambhal Road
- Delhi Road
- Rampur Road
- GMD Road
- Court Road
- Prince Road
- Idgah Road
- Station 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 150 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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