"Moradabad" () is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Founded by Rustam Khan,the governor of Katghar with the help of Syed Shah Luthfullah Rehmatullah Alai, under the Mughal emperor Shahjahan, Moradabad was named after prince Murad Bakhsh, the youngest son of the emperor. After its establishment, the city soon replaced Sambhal as the seat of the Governor of Katehar. Moradabad was subsequently annexed into the Kingdom of Rohilkhand by Ali Mohammed Khan in 1740. The city came under the control of Awadh State in 1774 and was ceded to the British East India Company by the Nawab of Awadh in 1801.
Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, at a distance of 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 zone (NR).
During summers the temperature is usually from 43 °C to 30 °C and during winters it is from 25 °C to 5 °C.
Moradabad has a history of flash floods occurring due to the over-flooding of Ramganga river.
the US state of Alabama. It is the second most populated district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This gives it a ranking of 26th in India (out of a total of Districts of India).
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Police Academy, Moradabad is situated in the heart of Uttar Pradesh. Indian Police Services Officer and State Police Service officers of UP cadre and Uttrakhand Cadre are trained here before appointment.
The Police Training College was earlier known as Police Training School (PTS), established in Allahabad in 1878 under an Assistant Superintendent of Police. It was shifted to Moradabad in 1901.The academy has two other police colleges under its administration: Police Training College and Police Training School. The former is used to train police officers of the rank of inspector and sub-inspector, and the latter is used to train head constables and constables.
Beside above Inspector-General of Police, western zone, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) also sits in Moradabad.
Moradabad has Battalion headquarters of 9/23/24 Bn. of U.P. Provincial Armed Constabulary, also have their offices here. Moradabad is the largest police establishment of U.P. Police after Lucknow.
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 Revenue was ₹32 billion ($530 million). In 2012-2013 it increased to ₹40 billion ($667 million).
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.
Moradabad is popularly known as the Brass City of the country. Countries like Britain, the US, Middle East Asia, Germany and Canada import brassware from Moradabad. 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 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 Government in Industrial Policy 1999-2002, Moradabad is one of them.
Moradabad Special Economic Zone (SEZ) the only Uttar Pradesh Government Developed SEZ in northern India, headed by the Development Commissioner, Noida SEZ and locally governed by the Asststant Development Commissioner, was set up in 2003 at Pakbara - Dingarpur Road in Moradabad on a 421.565 acre plot of land. Government of UP through UP State Industrial Development Corporation being developers to this SEZ project has so far invested a sum of ₹1100 million on its development. Moradabad SEZ 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 & its allied filed. Moradabad SEZ was operationalised since April, 2007 when it started with only one unit, however till today in spite of global slowdown in the handicraft trade for past four years; this zone has now 22 operational Units.Moradabad is called an inter-change station due to a five line junction. Moradabad Railway Station is One of the Oldest Railway Station Of India. It was built in 1873, and was electrified in 2012.
Moradabad railway station was the main station built by Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway.
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