Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
|Administrative Division||Meerut division|
|Elevation||283 m (928 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||871 per 1000 Males ♂/♀|
Loni is located at. It has an average elevation of 283 metres (928 ft).
Loni Nagar Palika Parisad was first established on 31 March 1971 as a Nagar Panchayat. Its office is located in Khanna Nagar. According to 2011 census, its population is 516,082. Its area is 34.68 square km. Loni Nagar Palika Parisad is divided into 45 wards. It has total of 36 employees.
Loni became a new tehsil in Ghaziabad district, within Meerut division, with its headquarters at Roopnagar Industrial Area, about 17 km west of the district headquarters. The tehsil comprises about 49 villages. This will be the basic administrative unit that will allow the people to raise their grievances and get them addressed quickly. Tehsil forms the grassroots administrative setup that takes care of land revenue. The order to this effect was issued by principal secretary, revenue, Kishan Singh Atoria.
Loni Assembly comes under the Ghaziabad (Lok Sabha constituency). As per notification No. 282/UP/2006, Loni also became a separate assembly constituency, known as 53-Loni. Loni also has its own independent Nagar Palika Parisad.
As of the 2011 India census, Loni had a population of 516,082. Males constitute 275,025 (52.8%) of the population and females 241,057 (47.2%). The total number of households in Loni is 89,634. Loni has an average literacy rate of 75.24%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 83.14%, and female literacy is 66.15%. In Loni, around 15% of the population is under six years of age.
Loni can be reached by road, rail, and air. By road, Loni is well-connected to Delhi, NOIDA, Hapur, Modinagar, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Saharanpur, Haridwar, etc. A large number of people commute to Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, and Gurgaon every day for work. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is about 35 km away.
Loni has a moderate road network connecting to the Delhi-Saharanpur Road, with bus service provided by DTC and UPSRTC buses. Loni is 12 km from ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar Terminal, and 8 km from Ghaziabad. A new bus terminal for private bus operators is near ALT Center, Raj Nagar, which is called ALT Bus Stand. Indira Puri is the location of the DTC Bus Terminal for Delhi Buses, where DTC Route Number 273 is available. The most common system of transportation is shared autos, which run between Pawi (near tronic city), Loni, Tiraha, and Indrapuri. Two bus routes go to the UP Border, Shahdara, and Seelampur metro stations. Loni Depot is a UP Bus Terminal for UPSRTC Buses, where buses are available to Shamli, Baraut, Baghpat, Saharanpur, Gramin Sewa Rampark Ext., Khajuri Chowk, by Pusta Road, Pavi Tiraha to Khajuri, etc.
Loni is also connected via railway. Its main stations are Noli Railway Station (NOLI), Behta Hazipur Halt (BHHZ), Gotra Halt (GTRA), and Nursratabad Kharkhar(NTG). NOLI, which is within the Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways, is close to New Delhi and Ghaziabad railway stations and connects Loni to Delhi through Shahdara and Uttar Pradesh (i.e. Shamli and Saharanpur). NOLI handles over 26 trains and serves about 12,000 passengers every day. There are four intercity trains which start from or pass through NOLI. A warehouse of FCI (Food Corporation of India) at the station is now used as a container depot.
Loni will have Metro services soon, after third phase expansion of Delhi Metro. The DMRC has a station within Loni, at Johari Enclave, which is proposed to be on a 3 km extension of the Yamuna Vihar line to Shiv Vihar, in the third phase of expansion of the Metro network. Once completed, Johari Enclave station will cater to a large number of commuters from Loni, with its population of at least 5 lakh people. It is also close to Delhi, just 8 km from Shahdara and Seelampur Metro stations.
Loni is 35 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, located at Palam, which is the primary international airport of the National Capital Region of Delhi. With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport has become India's and South Asia's largest aviation hub, with a current capacity of more than 46 million passengers a year.
In 2001, GAIL commissioned the world's longest, and India's first, cross-country LPG transmission pipeline, from Jamnagar to Loni. GAIL's LPG transmission business includes the 1927-km LPG pipeline network that connects the western, northern and southern parts of India. This includes the world's longest exclusively LPG pipeline from Jamnagar, Gujarat, to Loni, near Delhi (another 70 km having been added to this system between Kandla and Samakhiali, in Gujarat, to facilitate the transportation of LPG imported at Kandla port). GAIL's LPG pipelines can transport 3.8 MMTPA of LPG, and have the capacity to supply more than 20% of the LPG consumed in the country. There are huge gas distribution terminals in Loni. Indane and Bharat gas are supplying cooking gas from here to north India.