Saharanpur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur District and the Saharanpur Division.
development

Saharanpur city grew in a region named after a Sufi Saint Shah Haroon Chishti. It was founded by Sah Ranbirsingh, a Jain nobleman who was the Mughal treasurer; he laid the foundations of the present day city on the site of an army cantonment. Situated close to the borders of Haryana and Uttarakhand states, the city is surrounded by a fertile agricultural region that produces plentiful grains and fruits. Saharanpur is known for its wood carving cottage industry as well as a thriving market for local agricultural produce, including basmati rice and mangoes. A variety of industrial enterprises are located here including textiles, sugar, paper and cigarette factories. It is about 550 km from the capital city Lucknow , It is 164 km from National Capital of India Delhi whereas It is 70 km away from the Capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun.

Economy and Trade

Saharanpur is a flourishing business city and an important regional centre for the wholesale and retail trades, particularly in grain, timber, textiles, food and beverages. The trade can be divided into three categories:
  • Food – grains, vegetables and fruits. Milk and milk products.
  • Agro Based Industries – The most important are sugar, gur, (cotton) textiles and cigarettes.
  • Industrial Goods - paper, sugarcane, hosiery material and wood carving.
he timber market traditionally receives supplies from the northern hilly forest regions to support the local cottage woodcarving industry and other demands. The wooden handicrafts industry is the basis of livelihood for half of the population and source of recognition globally. Beautiful art and utilitarian woodwork objects are displayed and sold in the market from near Ambala Road up to Chilkana Road. In the last few decades, Pul DalMandi has become a popular area for daily requirements while the Punjabi Market and Kamboh Katehra market have experienced a high volume of textile trade. Hosiery has become a significant cottage industry, supplying goods to Ludhiana market, other nearby cities, and Uttarakhand's markets.
A multinational cigarette manufacturing company, the ITC Limited previously known as the Anglo-American Tobacco Company and the Imperial Tobacco Company, is located in Saharanpur. This factory was built in the 1930s by Baba Shib Dayal Bedi. He was the Municipal Commissioner of Saharanpur during this period. Cherisys Technologies has entered the city as an IT solutions provider after moving to the city from New Delhi. Cherisys Technologies was the first IT solutions provider in the city. Star Paper Mill, Sugar Mill, Hardboard Mill, Textile Mill, and Wood-seasoning Mill are other important industrial enterprises located in the city.

Transport

Road


roads
Saharanpur is well-connected to all major cities by bus and train. The city is located on National Highway 73. The city is also a junction point of two state highways namely State Highway 57 (Delhi-Saharanpur-Yamnotri Highway) and State Highway 59 (Saharanpur-Muzaffarnagar). Both these state highways have been proposed to be four lane (from current two lane) and the work of converting to four lane is under construction.

Rail


railway station
Saharanpur is a major A category railway junction of Indian Railways. The main railway station, Saharanpur Junction railway station which lies on Amritsar-Howrah main line and Dehradun-Delhi line is in the middle of the city, and the Tapri Railway Station which serves as secondary railway station to the city is on Paper Mill Road. Saharanpur Junction railway station is among the busy railway junction in northern India which handles more than 200 trains per day (both passenger and freight trains). Saharanpur Junction railway station is among the 500 'A' category station to be redeveloped as model station.

Airport

Saharanpur Airport is at Sarsawa Air Base, it is manned and operated by the Indian Air Force. The Indian government has outlined plans to develop 200 low-cost airports in 20 years, mainly to connect tier-II and tier-III cities. Saharanpur is one of the cities which has identified by the Indian government for developing low cost airport. It is under planning to upgrade the Saharanpur Airport to handle commercial flights in future.

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