Ashok Nagar (Delhi)
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Ashok Nagar (Hindi: अशोक नगर, Punjabi: ਅਸ਼ੋਕ ਨਗਰ, Urdu: اشوک نگر) is a neighborhood in the city of Delhi. It constitutes a part of the Tilak Nagar assembly constituency as well as the West Delhi parliamentary constituency. The area was known as Tihar 2 before being renamed as such. It is an authorized neighborhood today and the government of Delhi plays a role in its development. 
History and Demographics
Ashok Nagar is a refugee colony, comprising migrant populations from Bahawalpur, West Punjab, Sindh and Northwest Frontier Province. However, people from the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Punjab, among others, also reside in this area.
The township is divided into four parts, namely Main Blocks, the MCD Colony, Double Stories and Uggarsen Market Area. The colony was separated in a well planned manner into seventy blocks, each with sixteen houses surrounded by a lane on all four sides. As the 71st block lay across Jail Road, it was renamed Prem Nagar. This area also has five public gardens viz. Ajanta Park, Ashok Nagar Park, More wala park, 41 block Park and Tikona Park. The neighborhood lies adjacent to two larger parks; Jheelwala Park And Dhan Pathwar to the south, and the Tagore Park to the northeast. Jheelwala Park is famous for the boat rides run by the DDA.
Ashok Nagar is in proximity to two stations of the Delhi Metro: Tilak Nagar Metro station and the misnamed Subhash Nagar Metro station, which is situated in Ashok Nagar near Meenakshi Garden and East Tilak Nagar.
This neighborhood has several schools, some of which are listed as follows:
- Mukand Lal Katyal Senior Secondary School
- Government Girls Senior Secondary School
- Government Boys Senior Secondary School
- Dera Santpura School
- Master Tara Chand School
- Sri Sanatan Dharma Lajwanti Model School
- Gulmohar Public School
- New Delhi Public School
Landmarks, Roads and Places of Worship
Jail Road runs through the area and leads to Tihar Jail and the Tilak Nagar Metro station to the west. The Tilak Nagar Police Station and Subhash Nagar Metro station are both located to the north of Ashok Nagar, Hari Nagar to its south, and Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden to its east. The main attractions of this colony are the multiple shrines, temples and Gurudwaras. It is home to people of various faiths and cultures who co-exist harmoniously. The places of worship in the neighborhood are listed below:
- Gurudawara Singh Sabha
- Sanatan Dharma Mandir
- Gurudwara Singh Sabha (Yadgar Mata Gujri Ji)
- Gurudwara Dera Santpura
- Gurudwara Baba Joravar Singh
- Gurudwara Baba Fateh Singh (formerly known as Gurudwara Chhotey Sahibjaadey)
- Mahanubhav Panth’s Jai Sri Krishna Mandir or Gopal Mandir
- Arya Samaj Mandir
- Bahawalpur Mandir
- Sindhi Mandir
Mukund Lal Katyal Marg, Vedik Marg (Tihar Road), Tota Ram Ahuja Marg, Jail Road and Najafgarh Road are the main roads in the area.
The Pacific Mall near the Subhash Nagar Metro station was inaugurated recently. Ajanta Mall & Multiplexes is under construction on the site of the famous old Ajanta Movie Theater, situated in Ajay Enclave Extension.
Residents' Welfare Association
The Central Government Employees Residents' Welfare Association, Ashok Nagar (Member, Bhagaridari movement, Govt. of Delhi since its inception) is a recognized and registered body responsible for the welfare of the people and the development of the area.
Also, for the welfare of the residents residing in block 63-70, Ashok Nagar, Bahawalpur Resident's Welfare Association has been formed which is a recognized and registered body having its affiliation with the Bhagidari Cell of Chief Minister's Office.
- "Pin Code of Ashok Nagar Delhi". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-06.