Malviya Nagar (Delhi)

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Malviya Nagar is a locality in South Delhi. It is between Saket and Hauz Khas and close to IIT Delhi. It is named after the noted freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya who was also an educator and founded Banaras Hindu University.[1]

Malviya Nagar was initially populated in the 1950s by refugees from Pakistan, after the Partition of India.[2] A large portion of the population were ethnic Rajasthani, U.P., Haryanvi, Punjabis and Sindhis.

Today, Malviya Nagar is bounded by Panchsheel Enclave in the north, Sheikh Sarai in the east, Saket in the south and Sarvapriya Vihar in the west. Enclaves that are part of Malviya Nagar include Geetanjali Enclave, Bhavishya Nidhi Enclave, Khirki Extension, Shivalik colony and Sarvodaya Enclave.

It is serviced by the Malviya Nagar station of the Delhi Metro.[3] Malviya Nagar is also home to Delhi Police's Training School.[4]

Major sites[edit]

Lal Gumbad, Tomb of Shaikh Kaliruuddin, built in 1397, Malviya Nagar.

Malviya Nagar has two major commercial shopping areas and markets and a specialty hospital. There are several neighborhood parks that are popular jogging and running areas. A number of Mughal era monuments are located in Malviya Nagar and are clustered close to the Corner Market. This includes the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Yusuf Qattal who lived during the reign of Ibrahim Lodhi and died in 1526-27. [5]

16th-century Tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Yusuf Qattal near Khirkee.

Banks in Malviya Nagar[edit]

Malviya Nagar main market houses several nationalized and public sector banks and ATMs including Axis Bank, Syndicate Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Central Bank of India, Citibank, South Indian Bank, Andhra Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank. Few of the foreign banks are Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank.

Transportation[edit]

Malviya Nagar is bordered by two major New Delhi thoroughfares; Sri Aurobindo Marg, which is a primary route connecting Connaught Place and Central Delhi to Gurgaon, and the Outer Ring Road. Malviya Nagar is connected by other parts of New Delhi by Delhi Bus Rapid Transit System bus lines. The bus fare ranges from INR 5.00 to INR 15.00. The buses connecting Malviya Nagar are:

Autorickshaws and taxis are also available for public transportation. There is an autorickshaw stand is at the Main Market and the roundabout near Shivalik Gate (which is also the Bus Depot). Saket is a nearby neighbourhood.

The Delhi Metro Yellow Line to Gurgaon is functional and has a station at Malviya Nagar.[6]

Politics[edit]

Malviya Nagar is a constituency of the Delhi Assembly. Since 2013, the sitting Member of the Assembly has been Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party.[7]

Malviya Nagar is part of the New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency) and the current Member of Parliament is Ramesh Bhiduri.[8]

Malviya Nagar has two corporation seats ward no. 161 and 162 .

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vidyarthi, Sanjeev (2008). "Inappropriate" appropriations of planning ideas. ProQuest LLC. p. 200. 
  2. ^ Jha, Gangadhar (1988). Local finance in metropolitan cities : a study of Delhi (1st ed. ed.). Delhi, India: Mittal Publications. p. 44. ISBN 81-7099-075-0. 
  3. ^ "Delhi Metro Map". Maps of India. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Menon, general editor N.R. Madhava (2002). Criminal justice India series. Ahmedabad: Allied Publishers in collaboration with National University of Juridical Sciences. ISBN 81-7764-488-2. 
  5. ^ "Heritage agency breathes new life into Lodhi-era tomb". Hindustan Times. May 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Metro station Malviya Nagar, metro station Hauz Khas, Delhi". SSF Ingenieure AG. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Delhi Assembly List of Members". 
  8. ^ "Lok Sabha MP Profile". 

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Coordinates: 28°32′16″N 77°13′00″E / 28.5378°N 77.2167°E / 28.5378; 77.2167