Hapur History:- Hapur is a city, as well as the headquarters of the Hapur district in western Uttar Pradesh, India.This district on the Ganga river is 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of New Delhi, the city is part of the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). National Highway 9 passes through the city, connecting it to Delhi. on Sep 28, 2011 Hapur was announced as a district named Panchsheel Nagar‘by that time Chief Minister Km. Mayawati and that creating smaller districts conformed to the ideas proposed by social reformers B.R. Ambedkar and Jyotirao Phule .Panchsheel Nagar, was made from the tehsils of Hapur, Garhmukteshwar and Dhaulana which were already essential for Ghaziabad Distric. on 23 july 2012 Panchsheel Nagar Renamed Panchsheel Nagar to Hapur.
Hapur is said to have been founded in the 10th century. It was granted by Daulat Scindia to his French general Pierre Cuillier-Perron at the end of the 18th century. Under the British Raj, Hapur city is situated in the western area of Uttar Pradesh. Hapur was before known as ‘Haripur’. It is an assembling center of treated steel lines, It has the main grain and jaggery market in the area. The National Highway 24 that connects Delhi Lucknow passes from Hapur. Hapur is the largest tehsil in Ghaziabad district.
Hapur was before known as ‘Haripur’ which was the rest spot of Sri Krishna (Hari) during his visits from Mathura to Hastinapur. As per Jana-Shrutis, it was named the Raja Harishchandra while some say that it is named after Hardatta, the tribal leader of Meerut and Bulandshahr in 983 Promotion. Another view says that the name is gotten from ‘Hapar’ which means garden.
The Britishers used this place in a customary and conventional fashion for several years. During this period, land was cleared of the forest bushes and later distributed among the retired people. In 1805, Tehsildar of Hapur, Ibrehim Ali fought with Khan Pindari and successfully repulsed the attack. In 1857, Hapur was attacked by Validad Khan of Malagarh, however the jats of Bhadona repulsed the attack.
Hapur was within Meerut District, was surrounded by several fine groves, and carried on a considerable trade in sugar, jaggery (gur), grain, cotton, timber, bamboo, and brass, and steel utensils. The important cavalry remount depot and farm of Babugarh adjoined the town. Earlier it was within Ghaziabad district but in 2012 it became a separate district. It comes within Meerut’s commissionaire.