Formation of the District
Before 14th November 1976 Ghaziabad was the Tehsil of District Meerut. The then chief minister Mr. N. D. Tiwari declared Ghaziabad as a district on 14th November 1976, on the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. From then Ghaziabad has moved forward leaps and bounds on the social, economic, agriculture and individual front.
Ghaziabad, the headquarter of the district of the same name, lies on the Grand Trunk road about a mile east of the Hindon river in Lat. 280 40′ North and Long. 770 25′ East, 19 Kms. east of Delhi and 46 Kms. south-west of Meerut with which it is connected by a metaled road. Other roads lead north-west to Loni and Baghpat and east to Hapur and Garhmukteshwar. Buses run at frequent intervals from here to Delhi, Meerut, Aligarh, Bulandshahar, Moradabad, Lucknow and to other districts also. It is an important station on the Northern Railway where railway lines, from Delhi to Calcutta, Moradabad and Saharanpur meet, connecting it with many important cities of India.
As it’s boundary is adjacent to Delhi, it acts as the main entrance of Uttar Pradesh and that is why it is also called the GATEWAY OF U.P.
From Ghaziuddinnagar to Ghaziabad
It is believed that this place was founded in 1740 by the vizir, Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. After the opening the railway line the name of the place was shortened to Ghaziabad.
The district Ghaziabad is one of the six districts of Meerut Mandal and one of the major industrial districts of Uttar Pradesh. Prior to 14 November 1976, the district Ghaziabad was known as a tehsil under district Meerut. On November 14, 1976, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the UP Government gave Ghaziabad the distinction of the district. The district has made progress in the social, economic, agricultural and industrial sector twice a day.
The district came into existence with 10 development blocks including Rajapur, Muradnagar, Bhojpur, Hapur, Dhaulana, Loni, Simbhaoli, Garhmukteshwar and Dadri, Bisrakh blocks of present Bulandsahar district of Meerut district. Ghaziabad, Dadri, Hapur and Garhmukteshwar were its first four tehsils. Later on September 30, 1989 Modinagar was given the status of Tehsil. Noida was incorporated in Gautam Budh Nagar in May 1997 about the status of industrial development and law and order situation. As a result, only 8 development blocks were left in Ghaziabad, which were merged with Meerut while making Ghaziabad new district. Dadri tehsil of Ghaziabad district was also included in Gautam Budh Nagar district, where only 4 tehsils were left to Ghaziabad, Modinagar, Hapur and Garhmukteswar, but on 27th September, 2011 due to the creation of the newly created district Hapur, the district was divided into two tehsils Ghaziabad and Ghaziabad. Modinagar and four development blocks – Rajapur, Muradnagar, Bhojpur, Loni were left but the date of creation of new Tehsil Loni has been done on January 29, 2014 Due to the reason now in Ghaziabad, three tehsils Ghaziabad, Modinagar and Loni and four development blocks – Rajapur, Muradnagar, Bhojpur, Loni are in Ghaziabad.