Indore has a rich variety of historical, conventional and natural heritage. It is located right at the heart of the country. Indore is 200 km west of capital Bhopal and has a population of around 30 lakhs. Therefore, it is 14th most populous city in India. The greater metropolitan area of Indore makes it a city of 2.5 million populace. It is industrial, cosmopolitan, prosperousand resembles Mumbai as far as the lifestyle is concerned. Therefore Indore is also called as Mini-Mumbai. It is also a melting pot of different ethnic groups such as Marathi, Gujarati, Marwari, Muslims and Sindhi etc. Indore proves to be promising educational hub and home to both IIT and IIM, the most reputed technological and management institutes of India. Indore owes its early growth to trade and commerce, which is still a dominant feature of this city.
Industrial and Commercial Hub of MP
Indore has been providing the industries with the different necessary civic and a large extent of industrial infrastructure. The Industrial growth in the region has always been phenomenal and many international companies can be seen here solely because of the infrastructure at Indore. Soya, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, plastics and packaging are some of the key industries operating here. Hence Indore is also widely known as Industry and commercial hub of MP. Pithampur near Indore is one of the largest hubs of vehicle and automobile industries in India. Some most important Indore industries are Kinetic Honda, Bridge Stone, Eicher Motors, Larsen and Toubro, Crompton Greaves, PratibhaSyntex and many more. The IT Park (Software Technology Park) is developed as a high-tech industrial zone which enables IT companies to render world class products & solutions.
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Indore is well-connected by all means i.e road, rail and air; with also local transport. The main public transport operator in the city is the Indore City Transport Service Corporation Ltd (ICTSL), which is the largest CNG powered bus service operator in Central India. The buses are GPS enabled and equipped with LED monitors which displays the arrival timings of the buses and passenger information with simplified navigation. Various taxi-cab services also operates example, Metro Taxi that provides service not only within the city but also to commuters travelling to Bhopal, Ujjain and other part of Malwa.
Indore is linked to the rest of the state and country through national and state highways. The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) and NH86 to Ahmedabad in the west and Betul to the east all pass through Indore. It is further connected to Khandwa Town by the Khandwa Toll Road, towards south of the city and to Ujjain in the north-west.
In terms of rail services, Indore is a part of the Western Railway network. Indore is directly connected to all other major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and others. Indore has its own airport as well called Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.