The present district of Aligarh, year 2001 (in the state of Uttar Pradesh) is situated in the middle portion of Doab, or the land between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The principle town in the Aligarh district for the last many centuries has been its headquarters, Aligarh, 126 KM south east of Delhi. It is known till the 18th century by the earlier name of Kol. After the British occupation of Aligarh in September 1803, the present Aligarh district was formed in 1804.
Aligarh is one of the most famous commercial centers in North India. Although the city has become synonymous to locks, Aligarh has much more to offer to its visitors. Nevertheless, locks and export remains the lifeline of the city.
The lock industry of Aligarh is very old and traces its history to the era of Moguls. The industry got a major boost in the times of British rule. It were British who streamlined the lock industry that was once very unorganized. The city produces numerous types, kinds and size of locks that can be bought. The major market places in Aligarh are Railway Road Market and Center Point Market.To cater to this growth, Sangwan Landco Pvt. Ltd. has launched Sangwan City, township of international standards, in Aligarh of 70 acres, Phase-I of 25 acres with plots, Duplex & simplex houses, Residential apartments, Commercial market with facilities of maintenance round the clock security, Club house, Open & Indoor games etc. to redefine the living experience for the people of Aligarh, Very soon going to start Phase-II of 25 acres.