Noida is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in its district Gautam Budh Nagar. The distance between Delhi and Noida is around 20 kilometres to southeast. The distance between Noida and the headquarter of the district Greater Noida is also about 20 kilometres to northwest and the distance between Noida and Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow is about 457 kilometres to northwest. Noida is encircled by the River Yamuna on west and south-west, the Delhi city on north and north-west, Ghaziabad and Delhi's cities on north-east, and river Hindon on the east, north-east and south-east. Noida comes under Yamuna River's catchment area, and is situated on an old river bed. The city's soil is considered rich and with characteristics of loam.
The administrative headquarter of the district is in Greater Noida, which is a nearby town. However, the District Magistrate (DM) of the district, who is the highest government official, is located in Noida. The Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency and Vidhan Sabha, which is the state assembly, constituency is in Noida. Among the National Capital Region, Noida is the 17th clean place in India. The National Capital Regions Gurgaon and Faridabad rank 87th and 237th respectively in India when it comes to cleanliness.
During summers, Noida's climate is very hot from March to June. The temperature varies from minimum of 23 degrees Celsius and the maximum of 45 degrees Celsius. During monsoons, the climate gets very hot and humid from mid-June to mid-September. Noida chilly winters are marked by the cold waves coming from the Himalayas. During the peak winter time, the temperatures can fall to as low as 3 to 4 degree Celsius. Noida also faced a lot of issues with smog and fog during this time. The city is covered by a dense fog, which reduces the visibility on streets, mostly in January.
Noida has three important expressways - DND Flyway, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and Yamuna Expressway. DND Flyway connects Delhi and Noida in no time and is highly preferred by the office-goers. Yamuna Expressway connects Agra via Mathura to Noida. Recently, a lot of residential developments have been taking place in the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway's adjacent area. The city has access to DTC, UPSRTC and private buses. People can choose auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws or taxis for small-distance travel. However, Noida doesn't have direct rail connectivity. The railway stations can be accessed at nearby areas like Anand Vihar and Ghaziabad.
Last Updated on : November 22, 2014