MORADABAD ( pronunciation (help ·info )) is a city, commissionary,
and a municipal corporation in
Moradabad district of 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
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 the divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 3 Climate
* 4 Demographics
* 5 Education
* 5.1 Major Schools
* 5.2 Others Schools
* 5.3 International Schools
* 5.4 Higher Education institutions in
* 5.4.1 Universities
* 5.4.2 Medical colleges
* 5.4.3 Homeopathic colleges
* 5.4.4 Dental colleges
* 5.4.5 Engineering colleges
* 5.4.6 Architecture Colleges
* 5.4.7 Other Degree colleges
* 5.5 Police Training Academy
* 6 Provincial Armed Constabulary
* 7 Economy
* 7.2 Fast Growing Concerns
* 7.3 Major
* 7.4 Handicrafts Retail Stores
Special Economic Zone
Special Economic Zone
* 8 Transportation
* 8.1 Road
* 8.2 Rail
* 8.3 Air
* 9 Media
* 10 Notable people
* 11 See also
* 12 References
Moradabad was established as an office for the Chaupala pargana
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
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 .
Moradabad is situated on the banks of the
Ramganga river, that
originates from the Doodhatoli ranges and is a part of the Namik
Glacier , originating from the high altitude zone of 800mts. to
Ramganga flows to the south west from the
. It is a tributary of the Ganga. It flows by the Corbett National
Park near Ramnagar of
Nainital district , from where it descends upon
the Gangetic plain. The
Ramganga Dam has been built on the Ramganga
river at Kalagarh for irrigation and electricity generation.
Moradabad has a history of flash floods occurring due to the
During Summers the temperature is usually from 43 °C to 30 °C and
during Winters it is from 25 °C to 5 °C.
CLIMATE DATA FOR MORADABAD
AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F)
AVERAGE LOW °C (°F)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES)
RELIGIONS IN MORADABAD CITY
Distribution of religions
According to the 2011 census
Moradabad city has a population of
887,871. The population of
Moradabad district was 4,772,006, roughly
equal to the nation of
Singapore or the US state of
Alabama . It is
the 2nd Most Populated District in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This
gives it a ranking of 26th in
India (out of a total of 640 ). The
district has a population density of 1,284 inhabitants per square
kilometre (3,330/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade
2001-2011 was 25.25%. In 2011 a new district named
is formed with two sub districts of
Moradabad district. The rest of
Moradabad district have a population of 3126507.The Muslim population
in rest of
Moradabad district is 1588297.
Moradabad has a sex ratio of
903 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 58.67%.
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 ,
Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Education Board and
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (U.P. Board).
* Madarsa Jannat-Ul-Uloom
* Wafa Public School
* Sajida Inter College
* Methodist Girls Inter College
* Parker Inter College
* Shirdi Sai Public School
* S.S. Children Academy
* Kendriya Vidyalaya
* Maharaja Agarsen Public School
* K.C.M School
* Gandhi Nagar Public School.
* Rani Pritam Kunwar School
* P.M.S. Senior Secondary School
* Springfields College.
* V.K.S. Public School.
* Modern Public School
* Hewett Muslim Inter college.
* St Paul's School.
* St. Mary Senior Secondary School
* Bonny Annie Public School
* Wilsonia Senior Secondary School
* Adam & Eve's Senior Secondary School
* R. S. D. Senior Secondary School
* S.S.Inter college
* Tiny tots college
* The G.K Welhams College
* Muslima Girls Inter College
* Ansar Inter college
* Falah E Darain Inter College
* Abbas Inter College
Delhi public school
* Gagan Public school
* Rainbow Public School
* Mak Public School
* Crescent Public School
* St. Amtuls Public School
* Cambridge public school
* Aisha Mary school
* CL Gupta World School
* Shirdi Sai Public School(Wing II)
* Aryans International School
* Expression International School
* Golden Gate Global School
* Krishna International School
Summer Valley School
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN MORADABAD
Teerthanker Mahaveer University
Shri Venkateshwara University
* Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center
* State K.G.K. Homeopathic Medical College "> Aaftab- One of the
Handicraft Item of Moradbad
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
In October 2014, Livemint included
Moradabad in its list of "25
Emerging Cities To Watch Out For In 2025".
Moradabad's brass industry that employs tens of thousands of workers
has been impacted by ongoing wars in Libya and Syria.
Countries like Britain, USA, Middle East Asia, Germany and Canada
imports brassware from Moradabad, India. In
Moradabad there are about
600 export units and 9000 industries in the district. Moradabad
exports goods worth Rs. 4500 crore yearly. Many other products for
example, Iron Sheet, Metal wares, Aluminum, Artworks and Glassware's
are also exported as per the need of foreign Buyers.
Export of Mint is
done in several crores from Moradabad. These products are quite famous
in overseas market and are being exported in thousands of crores
yearly. Due to upsurge of exports and popularity in foreign
particularly in America, Europe, Italy and other countries, a large
No. of exporters are launching their units and started their export.
Out of the seven industrial corridors declared by the State Govt. in
Industrial Policy 1999-2002,
Moradabad is one of them.
FAST GROWING CONCERNS
* M/s. Shahi Home Products- in utility products such as Flatewares,
Hotelwares, Kitchenwares & Barwares etc.
* M/s. Zakir
Brass Corporation- in death care industry products such
as Cremation Urns & Accessories, Religious Articles, Key Rings etc.
* M/s. Millenium Handicrafts- in Home Decor Products such as
Mirrors, Wall Arts, Votives, Candle Holders, Lamps, Lanterns &
* M/s. Surya Enterprises- in Puja Articles made of Brass.
* M/s. Axiom Home Accents- in Contemporary Style Decor Products.
These concerns are specialized in their product line and offers
widest range at very fair prices due to own craftsmanship.
MAJOR EXPORT HOUSES
* C.L. Gupta Exports Pvt Ltd
* Rajan Overseas Inc
* Venus India
* Marque Impex
* Iqbal Paramount Metal Industries
* Zakariya Shahid Industries
* Paragon Metal Industries
HANDICRAFTS RETAIL STORES
* Metal World formerly known as Mahesh Chandra & Bros.
* Bulaki Das Shanti Prasad
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
Special Economic Zone
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) the only Uttar Pradesh
Government Developed SEZ in northern India, headed by the Development
Noida SEZ and locally governed by the Asststant
Development Commissioner, was set up in 2003 at Pakbara – Dingarpur
Moradabad on a 421.565 acre plot of land. Government of UP
through UPSIDC being developers to this SEZ project has so far
invested a sum of ₹1100 million on its development.
provides excellent infrastructure, supportive services and sector
specific facilities for the
Handicraft Trade. Proximity to Delhi/ NCR
and availability of skilled and dedicated manpower makes it ideal for
setting up various industries in Handicrafts this zone has now 22
Moradabad SEZ has 465 developed plots of varying
sizes. Future expansion of this has been strategically planned and
soon it will be available for few more export sectors. Infrastructure,
supportive services and trade related facilities have been
substantially upgraded during the last few years.
Moradabad SEZ offers
access to global telecommunication network, uninterrupted power supply
and efficient local transport system. An ultra modern RSU Telephone
Exchange has been installed in the Zone, besides the availability of
all the mobile frequencies in and around the zone through various
mobile communication towers. An independent feeder line has since been
provided for uninterrupted power supply, the reliability and quality
of power supply has improved with the pre-commissioned 32 / 11 KVA /
5.0 MVA Power Sub-station within
Moradabad SEZ. Proximity to Delhi/
NCR provides easy access to financial and commercial infrastructure of
the capital. Customs Wing ensures prompt and on the spot clearances of
export/import consignments through web based system called
Moradabad Bus station
Moradabad is well connected by roads with cities like
Delhi , Lucknow
Aligarh , Ghaziabad ,
Dehradun , etc.
The following National Highways and State Highways pass through or
are connected with Moradabad:
* National Highway 24 - connects
New Delhi to
Lucknow via Ghaziabad
Sitapur . It has been made four-lane between Moradabad
New Delhi . Four-laning of the highway between
Lucknow is underway. It is essentially from
Delhi via Ghaziabad and
Moradabad to Rampur . Part of this highway is also a part of the AH2
(Asian Highway 2), which connects
Indonesia to Merak and
Singapore to Khosravi ,
* National Highway 509 - Also known as National Highway 93 , it
* State Highway 43 - it connects
Moradabad to the historical city of
Badaun , which is 102 km away and
Farrukhabad , which is 210 km away,
Bisauli . It also extends to
* State Highway 49 - connects
Haridwar , merging into
State Highway 78 at
* State Highway 76 - connects
Bijnor via Noorpur .
* State Highway 78 - connects
Amroha via Pakbara.
* MDR65 W - connects
Moradabad to Kashipur via
Sambhal four-lane highway.
Major roads inside the town:
* Kanth Road
* Rampur Road
* GMD Road
* Court Road
* Prince Road
* Idgah Road
* Station Road
Moradabad railway station
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 250 trains pass through and stop at
Moradabad Railway Station Everyday. It is direct connected by trains
with major cities like
Shatabdi Express ,
Rajdhani Express ,
Garib Rath Express
Garib Rath Express and many Super fast, mail and passenger trains stop
Moradabad is called inter-change station due to 5 line
Moradabad Railway Station is One of the Oldest Railway
Station Of India. It was Builted in 1873, and was electrified in 2012.
Moradabad railway station was the main station built by Oudh and
Rohilkhand Railway .
Moradabad railway station is categeory 'A' railway station.
It has a Tourist Information Centre, Post Office, telegrapgh office,
General Railway Police Office, computerised reservation counters,
retiring room, vegetarian and non vegetarian refreshment rooms, tea
stall and book stall. It also has the Tatkal seat Booking counter.
ELECTRIFICATION Electrification of the 636 km (395 mi) long
Moradabad line was completed in 2013.Many trains on Ambala
Lucknow line run with electric locomotives (including Freight
trains) Electrification of
Delhi-Moradabad line is under progress and
expected to be completed by December 2015. Being one of important
section of the Northern Railways, Indian railway has given this
project a high priority.
Electrification of 135 km line between Ghaziabad -
complete as of 31-03-2015. CRS's detailed inspection of GZB-MB section
Electrification completed successfully on 19-01-2015.
Moradabad Airport is under construction. The nearest working domestic
Pantnagar Airport , 86 km away and the nearest
international airport is
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport , New
Delhi , 178 km away.
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