Noida is an area in India under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). Noida came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and celebrates 17 April as "Noida Day". It was set up as part of an urbanization thrust during the controversial Emergency period (1975–1977). The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. It is also home to the Noida Film City.
Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. The district's administrative headquarters are in the nearby town of Surajpur. However, the district's highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM), resides in Noida. The city is a part of the Noida-Dadri Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituency and Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency.
Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river, and is located on the old river bed. The soil is mainly rich and loamy.
Noida has been put on the fast track for the Delhi Metro.
Noida features three main expressways- DND Flyway, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway & Yamuna Expressway.
Ghaziabad, Anand Vihar. New Delhi Railway Station and Old Delhi Railway station are the nearest main railway stations used by commuters to reach Noida.
The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.