Punjabi Bagh

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Punjabi Bagh
District Subdivision
Punjabi Bagh is located in Delhi
Punjabi Bagh
Punjabi Bagh
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°40′03″N 77°07′17″E / 28.667508°N 77.121255°E / 28.667508; 77.121255Coordinates: 28°40′03″N 77°07′17″E / 28.667508°N 77.121255°E / 28.667508; 77.121255
Country  India
State Delhi
District West Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation Of Delhi (North)
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110026
Nearest city Gurgaon
Lok Sabha constituency New Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Punjabi Bagh
Civic agency Municipal Corporation Of Delhi (North)

Punjabi Bagh is a locality in Delhi, India. It also is one of the three subzones of West Delhi.

History[edit]

It was previously called Refugees colony, but it was renamed as Punjabi Bagh in 1950.

In its earliest stages was settlement for Hindus and Sikhs who moved from Pakistan during the partition. Not much later it started becoming the locality for big bungalows of wealthy traders, businessman, and transporters. The area is famous for these huge bungalows mostly in the range of 400-700 square yards, some even bigger than 2200 square yards. It has also thus developed an image as a posh locality, mostly residential.

Development[edit]

Punjabi Bagh has seen rapid commercial growth since the mid-90s with the opening of innumerable banks, Salons, restaurants such as Domino's, KFC, Nirula's, Breads n More, McDonald's, Wok in the Clouds, Thai Wok, Bikanerwala, Cafe Pasha,[1] etc. Other establishments include health clubs, ice cream shops, retail stores like Reliance Fresh, sportswear showrooms like Adidas, Nike, Reebok etc. Salon like Shine & Glow Beauty Saloon[East Punjabi Bagh. The Sikh and Hindu Shri Krishan Janmashathmi Mahotsav Punjabi Bagh is celebrated at Punjabi Bagh Stadium (known as Traffic Training Park).

The colony mostly consists of private houses on the bungalow pattern and are so called "Kothis" (large bungalows). However apartments too exist.

It houses some well known Delhi schools such as the Guru Nanak Public School(west Punjabi Bagh), S M ARYA Public School (Punjabi bagh), Hans Raj Model School, Guru Harkrishan Public School(GHPS), S.D. Public School(East Punjabi Bagh), N C Jindal Public School (NCJPS) and some specialty hospitals like the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, MGS Hospital and Oasis Homoeopathic Clinic & Pharmacy

Geography[edit]

Divided into 2 parts East and West Punjabi Bagh. It is well connected to various parts of the city and has a fairly good bus network and roads. It is also well connected to the Metro with 2 stations right next to the main Punjabi Bagh Chowk also General store. The stations are Shivaji Park (Delhi Metro) & Punjabi Bagh (Delhi Metro).

The Western Part of Punjabi Bagh also has an ISKCON temple. ISKCON temple Punjabi Bagh is around 0.5 kilometres away from Punjabi Bagh Club on Road No.77(in the lane of mother’s pride school, it was established in September 2007. The temple is decorated with flowers and decorative material throughout the year.

Also, it is a hub of coaching institutes. Around 20 coaching institutes like Vidya Mandir Classes, FIITJEE, Narayana IIT Academy, Sehgal School of Competitions, etc. are located in Central Market. Over the recent years it has become an institutional hub, with many coaching institutes coming up in the central market.

For recreation and social gatherings there is a club called the Punjabi Bagh Club mainly for the residents offering a lot of facilities like swimming, Lawn Tennis, badminton, Roller skating, basketball, table tennis, squash, wedding lawns etc. It also has a well equipped gymnasium and rooms for arranging parties and kids entertainment.

Punjabi Bagh was considered as a quiet and small area in the 1970s. But later various residential areas started developing past Punjabi Bagh. Rapid construction plans and banks started to come in the area. Now it's considered to be one of the most posh areas of New Delhi.

Neighboring areas include Ashok Park (Main) Paschim Vihar, Moti Nagar, Paschim Puri, Pitam Pura and Rajouri Garden[2]

Transport[edit]

Inter-State Bus Terminal: 13 km;
Indira Gandhi International Airport Domestic Airport: 14 km;
Indira Gandhi International Airport International Airport: 16 km;
Connaught Place: 9 km;
New Delhi Railway Station: 10 km;
Old Delhi Railway Station: 11 km;

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