Najafgarh

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Najafgarh
नजफ़गढ़
Subdistrict and Sub-City
Najafgarh is located in India
Najafgarh
Najafgarh
Location in India
Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 76°59′5″E / 28.61250°N 76.98472°E / 28.61250; 76.98472Coordinates: 28°36′45″N 76°59′5″E / 28.61250°N 76.98472°E / 28.61250; 76.98472
Country  India
State Delhi
District South West Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Languages
 • Spoken English,Haryanvi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency West Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Najafgarh
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Najafgarh is located at the outskirts of the southwestern part of Delhi, India. It has a mixture of rural and urban population from Delhi and Haryana.

Over View[edit]

Najafgarh is best known as the hometown of the popular Cricketer Virender Singh Sehwag and Olympic Silver Medal winner Sushil Kumar. Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav, the first Chief Minister of New Delhi, was born in Najafgarh. Ms. Sushma Yadav first female General Secretary in 'Delhi Pardesh Congress Committee' and First Secretary of 'All India Mahila Congress' comes from Najafgarh. Mr. Rajbir Yadav, Alderman of South Delhi District of MCD is from Najafgarh. Mr.India Jitender Yadav is also from Najafgarh.[1][2] In addition Dr. Yoginder Sangwan and Lt. Col Pushpender Sangwan also belong to this place. Many other national and international athletes and sportsperson are from this region.

Several religious/meditation centers are located in and around Najafgarh. One of the most noted temples in Najafgarh is that of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Najafgarh also includes a holy place of Hinduism, Saint Siromani Baba Namdev Mandir at Rohilla Tank Sabha, Roshan Garden, Baba Haridas, CRPF Group Centre in Jharoda Kalan. A few of the meditation centres in and around Najafgarh are Radha Swami Satsang Beas at Ranaji Enclave & Dindarpur, Ashram of Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu, Osho Dham (of Guru Rajneesh), Ashram of Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj at Bakkarwala, and Nirmal Dham of Nirmala Devi. The Haryanvi language is widely spoken in the region, along with Hindi and English

Delhi Police Training Centre is also located in vicinity. It is one of major training centre for all the recruitment of delhi police's constable, Sub-Inspector and other ranks. Various kind of trainings are being provided in this centre such as bomb disposal, riots protection etc. It is having two parts- one is Delhi Police Training School and other is Delhi Police Training College. Apart from this, CRPF Camp is also located adjacent to it, that is among one of the centre of Central Reserve Police Force, which part of Indian Government's Para Military Forces. On the anniversary of either of these, some dignitary of Indian Government or Delhi government, do participate.

The place is also famous for the best of Delhi's street food cuisine. Bansi Samose wala & 'Bure wali Barfi' at Jawahar Chauk and Sharad Group's Flour of Naya Bazar are the highlights.

History[edit]

Mirza Najaf Khan Korai Baloch, the commander-in-chief of the Mughal Army, after whom Najafgarh is named.

Najafgarh was named after the Kiledar (Fort Administrator) Mirza Najaf Khan Baloch (1733–1782) of the Mughal Dynasty.[3] The country seat of this powerful Persian noble, located in the suburbs beyond the capital city, later became a fortified stronghold of Rohilla Afghan chieftain Zabita Khan (b. 1785).[4] During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and part of the Siege of Delhi, the Battle of Najafgarh took place on 25 August 1857 between Indian rebels and British Raj soldiers. Approximately 800 people were killed.

A small settlement of the Mughal troops settled here in its infancy. Najafgarh is now one of the most populous electoral regions in the National Capital Region of India (NCR). Najafgarh is surrounded by 70 villages bordering Haryana. The borders are 10 to 15 kilometers from the main Najafgarh Market.

Geography[edit]

Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important villages of the South West Delhi district. Like all the administrative subdivisions of the South West District of Delhi, Najafgarh is composed of a group of villages. Some of the villages around Najafgarh are Kair, roshan pura baprola, Asalatpur Khadar, Haibat Pur, Pandwala Kalan, Jafarpur Kalan, Badu Sarai, Kangan Heri, Dauralla, Dindarpur, Deenpur, Ghuman Hera, Khaira, Delhi, Bakkargarh, Jaffarpur Kalan, Rawta, Surheda, Kheda Dabar, Daulatpur, Dhansa, Galibpur, Jhuljhuli, Jhatikra, Kazipur, Kharkhari Nahar, Sidipur, KharKhari Jatmal, KharKhari Rond, Hasanpur, Delhi, Mundhela Khurd, Mundhela Kalan, Nanak Heri, Nagal Sakrawati, Paprawat, Pandwalan Khurd, Pandwalan Kalan, Rewala Khanpur, Tajpur Khurd, Sarang Pur, Sherpur, Shikar Pur, Samaspur Khalsa, Ujwa, Daryapur Khurd, Issapur and Malikpur. Najafgarh is surrounded by a number of important towns of Delhi. On the west of Najafgarh like Surkhpur and Mitraon. Dichaon Kalan is situated to the north of Najafgarh.

There are many colonies also in Najafgarh which are: Najafgarh Park Colony,Bangali Colony,Naveen Place,Vijay Park, Deepak Vihar, Ajay Park, Naya Bazar(Sharad's dwelling place), Makshudabad Colony, Roshan Pura, Data Ram Park, Gupta Market, Dharm Pura, Virendra Market, Prem Nagar, Durga Vihar, Shiv Enclave, Shyam Vihar, Roshan Vihar, etc. Najafgarh also shares a boundary with Dwarka, which is adjacent to it, approximately 4 km from the main Najafgarh market.

Najafgarh is also in close proximity to Gurgaon, which is a hub for numerous companies, both Indian and multinational. Najafgarh is also famous for the main way between Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and other cities or towns of Haryana and Delhi. Najafgarh and Bahadurgarh are twin town of National Capital Region (NCR).

The Built up area of Najafgarh Town is about 780 Ha. i.e. 1926.6 acres, according to the survey of DDA (Delhi Development Authority) of year 2007.

The population of Najafgarh is 18,906,452. The majority of the inhabitants are from Haryana, Uttrakhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The literacy rate has been estimated to be 50%. Ajit Singh Kharkhari of BJP is current MLA of this region.[3]

Map of Delhi showing location of Najafgarh

Description[edit]

Najafgarh, being on outskirts of Delhi, was initially neglected in terms of development and other facilities. Now, however, this region is emerging as a hub for education (Thana Road in Najafgarh is famous for its coaching and learning institutes), shopping, and several other activities. The sixth plan of Delhi Metro included Najafgarh as one of the main stations in the South-west Delhi Zone. There has also been a substantial increase in shopping hubs and marts in this area. This place is also known for the peaceful and tranquil life of its people, escaping from the hullabaloo of the capital region. New Anaj Mandi is located on the Najafgarh-Bahadurgarh Road, which is a big landmark of this area. One could find a good community gathering at several festivals like Holi, Dusherra, Diwali, etc.[5]

Education[edit]

COLLEGES:

INSTITUTES:


SCHOOLS:

Transport[edit]

DELHI METRO: There is a project of Delhi Metro from Dwarka to Najafgarh in IIIrd phase of DMRC. It will be completed by December,2015.

BUSES: Buses of DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and Haryana Roadways are operated from Najafgarh Bus Terminal or many bus routes are operated via Najafgarh.

Main bus routes of DTC are:

  • 817 - Najafgarh/Kair Village to Inderlok or Kashmere Gate ISBT.
  • 764 - Najafgarh to Nehru Place.
  • 578 - Najafgarh to Sufdarjung Terminal.
  • 783 - Najafgarh to Delhi Secretariat.
  • 790 - Najafgarh to Delhi Gate.
  • 886 - Najafgarh to Mehrauli Terminal.
  • 807 - Najafgarh to Jama Masjid.
  • 701 - Najafgarh to Narela.
  • 707 - Najafgarh to Narela.
  • 708 - Najafgarh to Narela.
  • 961 - Najafgarh to Narela.
  • 978 - Najafgarh to Azadpur.
  • 922 - Najafgarh to Old Delhi Railway Station.
  • 923 - Najafgarh to Old Delhi Railway Station.
  • 539 - Nangloi to Mehrauli Terminal via Najafgarh.
  • 835 - Dhansa Border to Tilak Nagar via Najafgarh.
  • 827 - Daurala Border to Tilak Nagar via Najafgarh.


Main bus routes of Haryana Roadways are:

  • Gurgaon to Bahadurgarh via Najafgarh.
  • Gurgaon to Rohtak via Najafgarh.
  • Sonepat to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Rohtak to Faridabad via Najafgarh.
  • Sirsa to Faridabad via Najafgarh.
  • Hisar to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Najafgarh to Jhajjar.
  • Kaithal to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Jind to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Bhiwani to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Sirsa to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.
  • Fatehabad to Gurgaon via Najafgarh.

Cultural Hub[edit]

Najafgarh is a cultural hub of the south-west Delhi. All festivals are celebrated with ineffable enthusiasm. Most notable among the cultural centere in Dwarka is the Thakur Dwar Temple. This temple is a center of worship, intellectual deliberations and social interactions. Other cultural hub in Najafgarh are:

  • Shirdi Sai Temple,
  • Ram Mandir,
  • Shani Mandir,
  • Ranaji Temple.

Cinema[edit]

Markets[edit]

  • Main Market (Delhi Gate Market),
  • Nawada Bazaar Market,
  • Som Bazaar Market,
  • Vegetables Market (Subzi Mandi),
  • Grain Market (New & Old Anaj Mandi),
  • Furniture Market (Near Nangloi Stand),
  • Fodder Market (Chara or Tura Mandi).

Hospitals[edit]

Government Hospitals:

  • Najafgarh Health Center - OPD and 24 Hrs. emergency service.
  • Rao Tula Ram Hospital, Jafarpur Kalan Village (Near Najafgarh).
  • Chaudhry Brahm Prakash Ayurvedic Hospital, Khera Dabur Village (Near Najafgarh).
  • ESIC Dispensary, Najafgarh.
  • Dispensaries of Delhi Govt. in colonies of Najafgarh are at Dharampura & Gopal Nagar.

Private Hospitals:

  • Orthoplus Hospital.
  • Surya Kiran Hospital.
  • Kalyani Hospital.
  • Om Dental Clinic & Diagostic Centre.
  • Vikas Hospital.
  • Metro hospitals.
  • Janki hospital.
  • Swastik hospital.

Government Offices[edit]

  • Delhi Metro Rail Depot.
  • Delhi Jal Board Zonal Office.
  • Delhi Parks and Garden Society Office.
  • Tehsil Office.
  • Education Department's Zonal Office.
  • BSES Electricity Office.
  • Pay and Account Office (Govt. Of Delhi).
  • SDM Office.
  • BDO Office.
  • Delhi Police South West Zone's ACP Office.
  • MTNL Office (Telephone Exchange).
  • MCD Zonal Office of Najafgarh Zone.
  • Irrigation and flood control department's office.
  • Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Bus Depot.
  • Court of DC of MCD of Najafgarh Zone.
  • Fire Station.
  • Sub Post Office.
  • Zonal Office of Delhi Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC).
  • Zonal Office of Food and Supply Department.
  • Store and Office of Central Warehousing Corporation.

Roads[edit]

Major Roads:

  • Najafgarh - Nangloi Road.
  • Najafgarh Road (Shivaji Marg).
  • Najafgarh - Kapashera Road (MDR - 136, popularly known as Najafgarh - Gurgaon Road).
  • Najafgarh - Daurala Road.
  • Najafgarh - Dhansa Road (Jhajjar Road or MDR - 123).
  • Najafgarh - Bahadurgarh Road (MDR - 136).

Link Roads:

  • Najafgarh - Dichaon Kalan Road (Link Road to N.H.- 10).
  • Najafgarh - Kakrola Road (Link Road to Dwarka).

Approach Roads:

  • Paprawat Road.
  • Old Khaira Road.
  • Surakhpur Road.

Najafgarh Town's Inner Roads:

  • Gaushala Road.
  • Tehsil Road.
  • Thana Road.
  • Health Center Road.
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg (From Nangloi Stand to Back Side of New Anaj Mandi).
  • Church Road (From Dhansa Stand to Nangloi Stand).
  • Orthoplus Hospital Road (Gopal Nagar).

Expressway or Highway Road:

A new expressway is in under construction by DDA (Delhi Development Authority), which is known as UER - II (Urban Extension Road - II). It will connect many important towns or sub-cities of Delhi, which are: Narela, Bawana, Rohini, Mundka, Najafgarh and Dwarka. It will also connect three National Highways directly, which are: NH- 1, NH- 10 & NH- 8. It will be 100 Mtr. wide i.e. about 328 Ft. wide. It is targeted to be complete up to year 2016 by DDA.

Stadium[edit]

  • Najafgarh Stadium- A District Level Stadium of Govt. of Delhi (Near Delhi Gate, Najafgarh).

Virendra Sehwag used to play cricket over here. It is located adjacent to Najafgarh No. 1 Govt. School and a Hanuman Akhara.

Historical Monuments and Places[edit]

  • Delhi Gate.
  • Najafgarh Lake.
  • Jami Mosque.
  • Octagonal Well.
  • Tomb of Rana Sahib - Lodhi.
  • Catholik Church.
  • Temple Chowk.

Army Camps[edit]

  • BSF Camp, Chhawla, Najafgarh.
  • ITBP Camp, Chhawla, Najafgarh.
  • CRPF Camp, Jharoda Kalan, Najafgarh.
  • Air Force Station, Bani Camp, Najafgarh.

Accessibility[edit]

One of the major factors in Najafgarh's sustained existence as an inhabited city is its role as an established transportation hub between cities.

Distance of some important places from Najafgarh:

  • Dwarka - 3.5 KM
  • Gurgaon - 17 KM
  • Janakpuri - 14 KM
  • Noida - 49.2 KM
  • Connaught Place - 27 KM
  • IGI Airport - 19 KM
  • Nangloi - 10 KM
  • Mori gate - 35.5 KM
  • Bahadurgarh - 8 KM
  • Mundka - 13.2 KM
  • ISBT, Kashmere Gate - 28 KM
  • Dhaula Kuan - 19 KM
  • Narela - 32 KM
  • Azadpur - 25 KM
  • Rohini - 17 KM
  • Sonipat - 45 KM
  • Faridabad - 49 KM
  • Rohtak - 51 KM
  • Jhajjar - 37 KM

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/big-names-for-senior--national-bodybuilding/447122/
  2. ^ http://www.funnyhumorclips.net/yt/bodybuilder-mrindia-jitender-yadav-in-2012-mrindia-competition/YNvTJ34Uv_g.html
  3. ^ a b Delhi Govt Website
  4. ^ Strategy Framework for Delhi beyond the Commonwealth Games 2010, BY DANNY CHERIAN, 2004
  5. ^ http://www.dailypioneer.com/city/98493-najafgarh-to-get-3-flyovers. html

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