Pitam Pura

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Pitam Pura
Pitampura
subdistrict
Pitampura TV Tower, built in 1988
Pitam Pura is located in India
Pitam Pura
Pitam Pura
Coordinates: 28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222Coordinates: 28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222
Country India
State Delhi
District North Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110034
Telephone code 011
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Pitampura is a residential area in North West Delhi district of Delhi, India. It is a planned neighbourhood developed by the DDA in the 1980s, and Pitampura TV Tower, was built in 1988.[1] Dilli Haat Pitampura is also situated near the TV tower.[2] Situated in North -part of Delhi, it is an upscale residential, commercial and retail centre. The area is encompassed between Outer and Inner Ring Roads, NH-1 and Rohtak Road. It has two wards, Pitampura and Pitampura North, under the Rohini zone of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).[3]

It is serviced by the Pitam Pura, Kohat Enclave and Netaji Subhas Place stations of Delhi Metro's Red Line.

Overview[edit]

It is home to many government servants from central administrative services. This locality got its name from the "Pitampura Village" located near Madhuban Chowk, this village's history is around 400–500 years old. It was developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in 1980s.[4]

Pitampura also has plotted houses developed by the DDA and Co-Operative housing societies like Maurya Enclave, Saraswati Vihar, Deepali, Pushpanjali Enclave, Tarun Enclave, Rajdhani Enclave, Sainik Vihar, etc. In addition, there are plenty of flatted societies like Rajasthali Apartments, Mandakini Apartments, Madhuban Apartments, Income Tax Colony, Ashiana, Xavier Apartments.

Delhi's second Dilli Haat, a traditional food and crafts bazaar, was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) in Pitampura, close to Pitampura TV Tower and spread over 7.2 hectares, starting 2003, and opened in April 2008.[5][6]

It is one of the expensive and posh place to live in North Delhi. Delhi Development Authority started developing a new housing scheme in Pitampura, as a part of its “DDA Housing Scheme-2008”.[7]

Attractions[edit]

The various major attractions of the region are-

Education[edit]

Delhi School of Business - A Leading PGDM College in Delhi

Several schools, colleges and vocational training institutes are growing in number here. One of those big ones is Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, popular for Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE), Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Keshav Mahavidyalaya, popular for Bachelor of Psychology & Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and the other is Kasturba Polytechnic For Women. Students across the country come here for higher studies.

Max Vets Dog And Cat Hospital

Shopping and entertainment[edit]

With the advent of shopping malls and retail outlets of world-renowned brands and designer labels, like Gold Souk, Pacific Mall, M2K Cinemas, PVR, Fun Republic, Pitampura has developed really well, resulting in a skyrocketing of the real estate prices in the area. Pitampura also has some High-Class hotels like "Hotel City Park" and even otherwise.

Dilli Haat (Pitampura)[edit]

Main article: Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat at Pitam Pura, north-west Delhi, near the TV Tower, is the second of its kind project of Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation. The success of the Dilli Haat at INA market encouraged the DITDC to open another, bigger and better Dilli Haat, at Pitampura.

The Pitampura Haat, like its progenitor at INA market will showcase tribal art and craft, culture, cuisine, music, as well as the essence of street culture. The gateway to the Haat will serve as a street plaza. Vendors selling everything from paper toys and balloons to popcorn will get space on the walkway, giving a feel of Delhi’s street culture.

There is to be a spice court which will allow shoppers to pick up authentic spices. Right next to it is the art court comprising an exhibition and art gallery space. The craft shops have been organized in two blocks along a central axis. At the rear of the Haat there is an amphitheatre and food court, but to reach the food court you will have to walk through the craft stores. It is a clever way of attracting people to buy as these food stalls attract the maximum crowd.

Pitampura TV tower as seen from Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi

Accessibility[edit]

As many as three Delhi Metro Stations - Netaji Subhash Place, Kohat Enclave and Pitampura, cover this locality.

It is very close to Rohini, Model Town, Shalimar Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Lawrence Road areas. Pitampura has many housing colonies like SD-Tower Apartments (known for the largest Super HIG flats by DDA and also for its nearness to Netaji Subhash district center and TV Tower), Vaishali, Saraswati Vihar (the largest colony of Pitampura), Lok Vihar, Ajay Apartments, Apna Ghar Society, Bank Vihar, I.D.P.L. Colony, Kohat Enclave, Jhulelal Apartments, Engineer's Enclave, Harsh Vihar, Kapil Vihar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Travel Delhi, India. MobileReference. 2007. ISBN 1-60501-051-0. 
  2. ^ Dilli Haat Delhi Tourism.
  3. ^ List of Councillors / Elected Members: Zone : Rohini Zone Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  4. ^ Viswambhar Nath (2007). "Delhi". Urbanization, urban development, and metropolitan cities in India. Concept Publishing Company. p. 251. ISBN 81-8069-412-7. 
  5. ^ "Dilli Haat now in Pitampura On 5 October 2011 Indian celebrity illusionist and magician Rajesh Kumar vanished this 235 mt TV Tower in the broad day light for a live audience for the promotion of a Magic Festival which was organised by delhi tourism on 7–9 October 2011.[". The Times of India. Nov 1, 2003. 
  6. ^ "CM inaugurates Pitampura Haat". Indian Express. Apr 14, 2008. 
  7. ^ "DDA launching new housing scheme soon". The Hindu. Aug 2, 2008. 
  8. ^ Schools in North Delhi

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