Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) is a part of National Capital Region of Delhi and 457 kilometres northwest of the state capital Lucknow. It is bound on the west and south-west by the Yamuna River, on the north and north-west by the city of Delhi, on the north-east by the cities of Delhi and Ghaziabad, India and on the north-east, east and south-east by the Hindon River.Noida has the highest per capita income in the whole National Capital Region.
Development in industry, commerce and trade have led Noida to be a model city in UP. It is a major revenue earner for the government through taxes. The Noida model is now being replicated across various cities in UP, with a proactive development agency working to achieve high growth rates for business, industry and commercial ventures.
Many other companies have their Indian branch offices in Noida, because of many factors, including its Special Economic Zone status, its suburban atmosphere and its proximity to Delhi.Noida is a major hub for many multinational IT companies and Sapient, Fiserv, Headstrong, EXL Service, IBM, Miracle, AON Hewitt, Fujitsu, CSC, TCS, WIPRO, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Adobe Systems, Ericsson, Dell, Sparta Consulting, Patni Computers, Corbus, Accenture, Samsung etc.
Energy and Power Utility companies such as Reliance Infrastructure, NTPC Limited, Tata Power, Gas Authority of India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Oil India Limited, Samsung Engineering, BGR Energy Systems Ltd have their corporate offices in Noida.
Noida's proximity to Delhi, which is the political hub of the country, makes it an attractive destination for news channels.News channels such as Zee News, NDTV, TV Today group, CNN-IBN, CNBC, NewsX, India TV are situated here.
Noida has been put on the fast track for the Delhi Metro.Through Delhi Metro, Noida is now connected to Connaught Place, New Delhi, via Barakhambha Road, IP Estate and Akshardham Complex. The Metro connects NOIDA to Vaishali, through the Yamuna Bank interchange station.Metro will be further expanded in the city and will go to Greater Noida. Recently, two new extension of Noida Metro has been approved up to Sector 62 Noida from Noida City Center and up to Jasola in New Delhi from Botanical Garden Noida.
Noida features three main expressways. One is the DND Flyway, which connects Noida and Delhi, runs across the river Yamuna.The second is the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and the third is the Yamuna Expressway which connects Noida to Agra via Mathura. The Delhi eastern peripheral Road, Upper Ganga Canal Expressway and the Ganga Expressway are the three proposed expressways which will be passing the city. The area adjacent to the NGN Expressway has seen heavy residential development in recent years.