The city of Faridabad is also a municipal corporation within the Faridabad district. It is located on the state of Haryana in India. It is a population center and a major industrial city. In 1607, Shaikh Farid established Faridabad. He was a treasurer of Jahangir.
The main objective of Shaikh Farid was to protect the highway that passes through town. He built a mosque and a town which can also be seen until now through the ruins. Moreover, it had a travelers lodge which served as the last stop for vacationers to New Delhi and Sarai. After centuries, Faridabad became the headquarters of the so-called pargana. Pargana is held in Jagir by the ruler of Ballabgarh. This city became Haryanas 12th district last August 15, 1979.
Since Faridabad is the economic engine of Haryana, it generates more than 50 percent of incoming taxes to the government. Along with Gurgaon, this city has a very stable and high economic standard, making the district of Haryana healthy and prosperous. It is also known as the engineering cluster city designed in order to get its very own software park called the Haryana Technology Park.
Faridabad is a main producer of wheat when it comes to agriculture. Wheat is the main agricultural source before but it was moved to Haryanas villages due to the citys population boom in the 1990s. The residential housings took up much of the agricultural land during this time. But still the grain market or Anaai Mandi of heritage value continued to exist within the realms of the Old Faridabad.
The city of Faridabad is benefited by the governments plans to shift some of the central government offices from Delhi to Faridabad. A lot of directorates of various government union ministries are situated in the city. Some prominent offices in Faridabad are the Department of Plant Quarantine, Central Insecticide Lab and Central Water Commission. There are also quite a number of union government offices for the district of Haryana based in this wonderful city such as the Department of Labor and Department of Explosives.
As mentioned earlier, the City of Faridabad is the industrial center of the Haryana District. It is the home of various large scale companies such as the JCB India Limited, Escorts Limited Agri Machinery Group and Yamaha Motors India Private Limited and the CK Birla Group Orient Fans, Alpine Apparels Private Limited Nirigemes and Whirlpool. You can also add JBM Knoee Bremse India Private Limited, ABB limited, Nano parts of Tata Ryerson Limited and Hindustan along with Syringes, Goodyear Tyres, BCH Electric Limited and Tide Water Oil Corporation India Limited. They also have the Thompson Press, L and T and Havells. There are countless medium to low-scaled business units also that contributes significantly to the economy.
Faridabads transportation scheme is under a wide gauge between the Mumbai and New Delhi Line. The Hazrat Nizammudin and New Delhi Railway Station are approximately 25 kilometers from the Faridabad Station. Trains for cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai are accessible from the Faridabad Station.
The local trains passes through Faridabad and New Delhi. The air transportation is serviced by the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Peram and New Delhi Domestic Airport. Road transportation is also good and accessible for the 2nd National Highway or the Delhi and Mathura Road which passes through Faridabad. It is well linked to other cities and districts.