COMITCon 2019 welcomes you to Faridabad. The home of the Manav Rachna Vidyantariksha (Knowledge Universe).
Faridabad is located in the north Indian state of Haryana in Faridabad district. It is a leading industrial centre and situated in the National Capital Region bordering the Indian capital New Delhi. Located 284 km south of the state capital Chandigarh, it is the most populous city in the state of Haryana. The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh. Government of India included it the second list of Smart Cities Mission on 24 May 2016.
The Delhi Metro Violet Line connects Faridabad with Delhi. There are 9 metro stations in the Faridabad corridor of Delhi Metro which are all elevated. Currently the Faridabad corridor of Delhi Metro Violet Line is the longest metro corridor in the National Capital Region (NCR) consisting of 9 stations and the total length of corridor being 14 km.
Faridabad is the industrial capital of Haryana. As of 2013, out of total 11,665 registered working factories in Haryana, 2,499 were in Faridabad which was followed by Gurgaon with 2,116 factories. Faridabad is home to large-scale companies like India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., Havells India Limited, JCB India Limited, Indian Oil (R&D), Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Agri Machinery Group (Escorts Limited), Whirlpool India Ltd., ABB Group, Goodyear India Ltd., Bata India Ltd and Eicher Tractor Ltd.
Surajkund Tourist Complex and International Crafts Fair
Surajkund (सुरजकुण्ड) is an ancient reservoir dating back to the 10th century located in Faridabad situated less than 5 km away from the Manav Rachna campus. Surajkund (literal meaning is ‘Lake of the Sun’) is an artificial Kund (‘Kund’ means “lake” or reservoir) built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheater shaped embankment constructed in semicircular form. It is said to have been built by the king Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century.
The place is known the Surajkund International Crafts Mela, the annual crafts fair. The 2015 edition of fair was visited by 1.2 million visitors including 160,000 from outside India with more than 20 countries participating in the fair.
Source: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faridabad