Notice for E-tender for E-procurement of providing Housekeeping services to the offices of Central Goods & Services Tax, Meerut for the period from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 has been published on  https://eprocure.gov.in/cppp/ and  http://www.cbec.gov.in/ . Interested bidders can apply by following the instructions in the tender  document. Last date of tender is 26.03.2018.  

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ABOUT MEERUT HISTORY

TAARUF-E-SHAHAR MEERUT

Meerut is said to be associated with the earliest traditions of Hinds according to which Maya, the father in law of Ravana, founded this place, which has, therefore been called Maidant-ka-khera. According to another version Maya, a distinguished architect, got from king Yudishther, the land on which the city of Meerut now stands and he called this place Mayrashtra, a name which in course of time became shortened to Meerut. Meerut is about 70 Kms north east of Delhi.



There are lots of places of tourist interest in and around Meerut. Suraj Kund is a pond built by a rich businessman Lawar Jahawar Lal in 1714. This was filled up by water of Abu Nala earlier. Later it was filled by Ganga Canal. There are several temples around the Suraj Kund. One of them is famous Baba Manohar Nath Temple. It was said that it was built during the period of Shahjahan. Chanda Devi Temple is very near to the Suraj Kund. The Nauchandi Mela is organized every year after one week of Holi festival either in March end or April first week.



Parichhatgarh, also known as Qila or Qila Parikishatgarh, is an ancient place and lies 22 Kms east of the Meerut. The place is associated with and derives its name from the King Parikshit of Hastinapur(the grandson of Arjuna( and it is believed that it is on the ruins of a fort built by him that the present fort(ascribed to the Gujar raja, Nain Singh(stands. In 1916 a big hoard of silver coins, mostly of the time of Shah Alam II was found under the staircase of the place. The Gandhari Talab located here is named after Gandhari, the mother of the hundred Kauravas.



Baleni, a large village, lies 27 Kms west of Meerut. The place is associated with the sage Balmiki. It is said that it was in his hermitage here that Sita live in exile and gave birth to Lava and Kusha.



Hastinapur, considered as the Kashi of Jain Religion, is located 37 Kms from Meerut. According to Jain tradition, Hastinapur was one of the earliest Indian cities like Ayodhya and came into existence during the time of Rishabhadeva whose grandson, Somaprabha, was the first ruler of the place. It is also said to be the birth place of three Jain tirthankars, Shantinatha, Kunthnnath and Arahanatha. The Bhuddists say that this city was the capital of Kuruattam. The Mahabharata also gives the early history of the place, the founder of which is generally believed to be King hastin, fifth in descent from Bharta. It was the capital of the Kauravas and Pandhavas. At the time of the Mahabharata War, it was in the heyday of its prosperity which, however, began to decline thereafter. The remains of the ancient city are scattered over a large area lying around the village which is divided into two portions, Patti Kauravan and Patti Pandavan. Vidura-ka-tila(also known as Ulta-khera( called after Vidura(the halfbrother of Dhritarashtra and Pandu( is a collection of several mounds, some being 50 to 60 feet high and extending a few furlongs. The main temple of Jambudeep, the name by which India was known, is also situated there.

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