NOIDA About the City
New Okhla Industrial Development Authority comes under the government of Uttar Pradesh and lies in the Gautam Buddha Nagar District. Noida was formed on April 19, 1976 and this is celebrated every year as the NOIDA day. It was during the emergency period when Sanjay Gandhi took the initiative to form the city under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. Noida is one of the most modern cities of India with world class amenities and infrastructure. The state legislative seat of Noida falls under NOIDA-Dadri "Vidhan Sabha" region and the Parliamentary seat falls under the Khurja Parliamentary seat.

Noida is well connected with Delhi and over 50% of the total population travels to Delhi for official purposes. Connectivity to Delhi has improved with the construction of flyovers, roads and bridges. Overbridge over the river Yamuna connects to Delhi in no time and the toll road would hardly take 20 minutes to reach a location in South Delhi. The city is now the most preffered destination for corporates and MNCs looking for a office space or commercial buildings to set up their corporate offices.

Noida is home to many big international as well as national companies like Agreeya Solutions, GlobalLogic, EXL, Birlasoft, Impetus, STMicroelectronics, MtronPTI, Fiserv, Adobe Systems, TCS, , CSC, HCL, ATC Labs , Interra and Xansa. Some of the main reasons behind the existence of these companies in Noida are the proximity of the city to Delhi and good infrastructure.

Another big specialty of Noida is the "Film City", located in sector 16A where you will find offices of major news channels, film studios and other institutes.

Shopping Malls in Noida
Spice World Mall
CenterStage Mall, Sector-18, Noida
Shopprix mall, C-134B, Sector 61,
Supertech Shopprix, C-134B, Sector-61
Sab Mall, Atta Market, Sector 27
Cineplex and cinema halls in Noida
In Noida you will find good cinema halls and multiplexes in shopping malls as well as other commercial locations. If you are a movie freak and love watching movies in multiplexes, you can visit Wave Cinemas in sector 18 and PVR Spice in sector 25 A.

General Information on Noida
Location On the eastern side of NCT of Delhi
Town Area 3,000 hectares
Latitude 28° 37' North
Longitude 70º30' East
Population 0.55 million in 2001 0.605 million in 2016 (Projected)Source: UPJN
Languages spoken Hindi, English, Urdu

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Services and Institutions in Noida
Most of the sectors in Noida are having schools and colleges, especially those built before 1995. Noida has some very good schools including the big names like:
Apeejay School
Army public School
Delhi Public school
Ryan Internatinal

Among the institutes of higher education, there are:
Amity University, located in Sector-44
FDDI - Institute prioviding education in footwer design
JSS Academy of Technical Education
JIITU, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University
The VV Giri National Labour Institute located in Sec 24
EDCIL (Education Development Consultants India Ltd.)
Noida has excellent medicare facilities providing health care and reseach. There are many new hospitals and medical institutes coming up in the city that would certainly be a boost in the initiative to provide better services to people. The prominent hospitals in Noida are:

Metro Heart Hospital in Sector 12
Prakash Hospital in Sector 32
Fortis Hospital, Sector 62
Kailash Hospital and Research Center situated in Sector 27
Max Hospital in Sector 19
Apollo Hospital situated in Sector 2
The city is gearing up for the upcoming 2010 commonwealth games by renovating an existing stadium and other infrastructure facilities. Noida will also have Metro Rail service by the year 2009. Delhi metro service will reach Noida via Barakhambha and Indraprastha in Delhi.