, sometimes also referred to as the Gateway of UP, is a city in Uttar Pradesh. It is part of the National Capital Region and lies in close proximity to Delhi
on the main route into Uttar Pradesh. Not only is it the administrative headquarters of the Ghaziabad
District, but is also the chief commercial, industrial, and educational centre of western Uttar Pradesh. This large and well-planned industrial city is also a major rail junction for North India. A City Mayors Foundation Survey described this city as the second-fastest-growing one in the world, mainly owing to some of the recent constructions works undertaken here.
National Highway-24 has been proposed to be widened from four to sixteen lanes on the stretch between the Ghaziabad
border and Dasna
. It will witness a large number of upcoming projects along the stretch. The Delhi
Metro is also planned also be extended to Old Bus Stand
, and the work for it is already begun. With significant efforts to urbanise the city and its surrounding areas, the connectivity has also improved a lot. There are several railway stations within the city and NH-24 runs through it, along with a few state highways.
One of the prime factors that have boosted the growth of real estate in Ghaziabad
is its advantageous location. It offers easy accessibility to prominent areas like New Delhi
and some of the other Uttar Pradesh industrial towns. This makes Ghaziabad
a lucrative area for real estate investment. In recent years, it has witnessed a gigantic growth in real estate, in both residential and commercial sectors. The top property locations in Ghaziabad
include Shipra Suncity
, Vaibhav Khand
, Ahinsa Khand 1
, Ahinsa Khand 2
, and Chander Nagar
. Also, apart from areas in Indirapuram
, localities like Raj Nagar
, Vijay Nagar
and Crossing Republik
are fast emerging as the real estate hubs of the city. Steady development has catapulted Ghaziabad
into one of the most favoured areas of investment in Uttar Pradesh, as well as NCR.
Being an institutional hub of Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad
hosts a number of schools, colleges, and universities. There are both private and government-owned institutions in this city, and education costs here are lower than those in Gurgaon
and Greater Noida
. Most of the colleges specialise in courses related to management, engineering, and law education. Also, there is no dearth of entertainment and recreation options, with many shopping malls and multiplexes.