Khurja is located at a distance of approximately 17 km away from the main city of Bulandshahr. This is a famous pottery town which is situated on the main GT Road connecting the destination with Aligarh. It is further situated at about 85 km away from New Delhi. This ceramic town is also known for its sweet, particularly especially Khurchan. There are more than 500 factories in Khurja which produce ceramic works and pottery. These factories provide much-needed employment to the local inhabitants. This town is easily accessible from Bulandshahr by buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws.
According to historical records, Anupshahr was founded by Bargujar Raja Anup Rai between 1605 and 1628. The date of foundation coincides with the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. There is a legend that Anup Rai saved the life of the emperor from a lion during a hunting expedition. Jahangir then donated the area to Anup Rai and he established the town and a fort in the region. Anupshahr flourished during the reign of King Tarasingh, the eighth generation of Raja Anup Rai and became an important centre for Ayurvedic medicine.
Narora Atomic Power Station
Located in the small town of Narora (Uttar Pradesh), the Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS) services the northern power grid of India. The plant consists of two PHWRs, the first of which (Unit-1) began commercial operations on 1 January 1991. Unit-2 followed on 1 July 1992. On 31 May 1993, a major fire occurred when the two steam turbine blades servicing Unit-1 malfunctioned. This, in addition to problems with the PHWR's cabling system, nearly led to a nuclear meltdown. Although NAPS was fully rehabilitated after the fire, a second incident hit Unit-2 in September 1999 when an air-locking inner door malfunctioned. The plant was immediately shut down and Unit-2 remained off duty for approximately one month.