Farukhnagar is a municipality in the Gurgoan district of the state of Haryana. A part of the Ahirwal region it shares its border with Jhajjar district. Established in 1732 under the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar by his governor Faujdar Khan who also became the first Nawab of Farukhnagar. Farukhnagar in Haryana has always been one of the important trading towns known for its salt manufactured from saline water obtained from the villages around it. The salt was called Sultanpur Salt after the location of the most prominent salt work of the area. Sultanpur was the centre of salt production for use in Delhi and the United Provinces until the late 19th century. Salt was produced by extracting brine from wells using bullocks and drying in open plots. And we all know that salt was a major revenue for the government in British Raj.
Farukhnagar has had a rich history of being governed by the Mughals, the Jats and finally the British. The palace of the Nawab of Farrukhnagar aligns the main bazaar of the town and is known as Sheesh Mahal. It is a double-storey structure in red sandstone, Mughal bricks and Jhajjar stone built by Faujdar Khan. It has decorative interiors of elaborate mirror inlay work, hence the name, Sheesh Mahal or Glass Palace. It’s baradari, or a pavilion with 12 doorways, now houses Municipal committee office. The archaeological department is restoring the palace, and its premises also has a memorial dedicated to the martyrs of Indian Rebellion of 1857 from the town.
Sethani Ki Chhatri is an elaborate memorial cenotaph in the shape of a two-storeyed chhatri, which is a pillar pavilion with eight arched openings on each floor and floral decorative motifs used profusely.
Farrukhnagar railway station was built during the British Raj and opened when the first-meter gauge railway track in India, was opened between Delhi to Rewari ) in 1873, along with a branch line from Garhi Harsaru to Farukhnagar specifically for the salt trading.
Farrukhnagar Fort’s Dilli Darwaza with its impressive bastion is an important feature of the fort. It is one of three surviving entrances to the town, out of earlier five gated entrances which have slowly expanded by the growing town.
Farukhnagar, along with rich heritage culture, has also become an exceptional industrial area due to cheap resources and connectivity with the Golden Quadrilateral.
It always has been a busy commercial area because of its strategic location and resources available. And because of its strategic, it is attracting a lot of economic projects.
One such project is the Reliance MET Project that is the Model Economic Township Limited Project started by Reliance in the industrial area in Farukhnagar due to its proximity to the National Capital Region. This project is situated in Jhajjar districts and Gurgoan district covering the Farukhnagar Industrial Area in Haryana, both of which are industrially backwards and in the process of getting commercially evolved.
The project covers thirty revenue villages 22 of which are in Jhajjar district while the rest 8 are in Gurgoan district including the Industrial Area in Farukhnagar.
Some of the important reasons why Farukhnagar Industrial Area has been selected for this project are-
- Being part of the National Capital Region sharing a border with Delhi which has very high connectivity not only in the country but also worldwide.
- Lying within the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project’s influence area, it is well connected with the Dedicated Freight Corridor.
- The industrial area has been declared as an Urban area from utilising the various provisions of urban facilities provided to the area.
- The project is covered by Farukhnagar Development Plan Area in the South.
Due to the proximity of Farukhnagar to large consumption centres of Gurugram and Manesar and easy access of communication because of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway or NH48, it is an ideal location for being an industrial hub for logistics as well as industrial parks. And because of the above-stated facts, Farukhnagar is a house to a lot of leading commercial sectors like e-commerce, logistics, automotive, etc.
Easy connectivity to Dwarka Expressway and KMP Expressway and proximity to T3- Indira Gandhi International Airport along with policies that are industry-oriented make the Industrial area in Farukhnagar an upcoming prime destination for Multinational companies from all around the globe.
One such Industrial park in Farukhnagar is the Embassy Industrial Park spread over 108 acres of land. With such large e-commerce into business in India, logistics plays a major role in its success. With land availability, cheaper costs of land, proximity to the National Capital Region, key consumption market and easy connectivity to the Golden Quadrilateral has made the Industrial area in Farukhnagar an epicentre for the businesses around it.
Farukhnagar has evolved into an excellent automobile hub with manufacturing sites of a lot of automobile companies like Honda, Denso, Bajaj Auto, Hero Motors, Maruti group amongst others.
Because of its proximity to the upcoming KMP Expressway and Dwarka Expressway, it has by default na one the first choice for local logistics and warehouses. The industrial area serves to consolidate the industrial footprint in the north of the country.
Due to the employment opportunities coming up in the Industrial Area, the locals in and around Farukhnagar are also getting job opportunities based on their skill set.
Since a lot of logistics and warehouses being needed in the Industrial area, a lot of places especially those who are not in use are being developed into those warehouses and are being leased out by the locals to earn a handsome amount. Along with this, a lot of companies are buying outlands and constructing their warehouses for their goods or leasing out their warehouses for some extra income.
The warehouses are equipped with a state-of-the-art facility backed by highly trained manpower, custom-made design to suit the customer’s need and world-class safety standards.
Farukhnagar, however, has no direct rail connectivity. The only connection by rail is from Gurgoan. But, the state government has taken the initiative to get the rail network developed as it would mean more business to the industrial area.
A lot of warehouses are available for lease with lease range starting from one lakhs ranging to a crore. These warehouses are fully equipped depending upon the range and budget, especially with sewerage plant, power backup, water and electricity and security services for the smooth functioning of any business ought to be taking place there. Giants such Flipkart, Hero motors, Honda and many more have leased out warehouses in the industrial area of Farukhnagar to boom their business and not lag in the race.
A lot of premium commercial plots of varied size with planned strategic locations within the licensed industrial area of Farukhnagar are readily available. These plots are meant both for residential as well as commercial purposes.
These residential plots are planned to accommodate affordability at various levels to make the industrial area a smart space to live for all skill sets of individuals and all basic amenities. The colonies are planned to strengthen the concept of “walk to work” concept.
Warburg Pincus private equity and Embassy Group’s joint venture Embassy Industrial Parks acquired a 110-acre land parcel in the industrial area in Farrukhnagar. The industrial and warehousing company already leased out 1 million sq ft of this proposed development. Hence the development of the industrial area is also being developed to become a township.
A good part of the equity capital being generated is being invested by these industrial giants in the industrial area further to develop the industrial area of Farukhnagar for creation of better investment opportunities along with employment opportunities.
Hopefully, this expansion and growth of the industrial area keep on rising to make the industrial area of Farukhnagar a world-class industrial area and one of the best to invest it.
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