Gurgaon


Gurgaon

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] since the inauguration of several new FM channels in 2006.cite web
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] A number of state-owned and private radio stations broadcast from Delhi, including All India Radio (AIR), one of the world's largest radio service providers, which offers six radio channels in ten languages. Other city-based radio stations include "Big FM (92.7 FM)""Radio Mirchi (98.3 FM)", "Fever (104.0 FM), "Radio One (94.3 FM)", "Red FM (93.5 FM)" and "Radio City (91.1 FM)".

ports

Unlike in the rest of India where Cricket is most popular, in Gurgaon, Golf has taken over. Gurgaon currently has 2, 18 hole golf courses and hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2008 at the DLF Golf and Country Club. There are also plans that Delhi Open or th so called Indian Masters will be shifted to either Gurgaon, Noida or Greater Noida. It was one of the top competitors for the Indian Grand Prix which is now to take place in Delhi's other prosperous suburb, Noida. The Formula One team Force India owned by industrialist, Vijay Mallya also has plans to make a practice circuit near 32 Milestone, which houses a go-karting track. There are also plans to extend the number of teams in IPL. That might give a chance for Gurgaon to have its own team.

But there is still a lack of sports complexes in Gurgaon. Most are owned by corporations and membership is quite expensive. The government has promised to build 5 Sports Complexes by 2010.

Immigration

Construction work is an important industry in Gurgaon. Almost 20% of the city is involved in this sector as Real Estate is one of the most important money earners for Gurgaon. The land in and around Gurgaon is not fertile and farmers do not think twice before selling their land to big Corporate Firms such as DLF and Unitech, which in turn construct IT parks and Office Complexes.

Migrant workers from states like Bihar and Orrisa work in these construction projects as farming is no longer profitable in these states due to the infertile land and droughts. Though the urban areas in these states are developing fast, the rural areas are drying up, so many are opting to work in farm lands in Punjab and in big cities like Gurgaon.

There has also been a large number of construction workers from Africa and Bangladesh who have been brought in to build The Metro Line, Malls and corporate offices. DLF, a big construction firm is supposed to have employed about 2,000 African migrant workers to finish work on Mall of India, which is supposed to be the largest mall in India and 10th largest in the world.

The economic boom has also created a steady influx of qualified workers from South India and expatriates from Africa.

References

External links

* [http://gurgaon.nic.in/ Gurgaon administration's web site]
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* [http://www.gurgaonwatch.com A website about Gurgaon]
* [http://gurgaon.com/content Gurgaon citizens' web site]


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