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|District||North East Delhi and East Delhi|
|• Body||East Delhi Municipal Corporation|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||011-2232, 011-2238, 011-2230|
|Lok Sabha constituency||North East Delhi and East Delhi|
|Civic agency||Municipal Corporation Of Delhi (North and East)|
Shahdara, is a geographical region in the city of Delhi, India which is situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It is one of the oldest localities of Delhi and integral to what is known as Purani Dilli (Old Delhi). Shahdara has eight union councils.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Location
- 3 History
- 4 Governance
- 5 Economic establishments and infrastructure
- 6 Religious sites
- 7 Suburbs
- 7.1 Naveen Shahdara
- 7.2 Bholanath Nagar and Govardhan Behari Colony
- 7.3 Vishwas Nagar
- 7.4 Shalimar Park
- 7.5 Subhash Park, Subhash Park Extension, Panchsheel Garden, and Mohan Park
- 7.6 Kardam Puri
- 7.7 Jyoti Nagar East, Jyoti Nagar West
- 7.8 Jyoti Colony
- 7.9 North Chajjupur (Indira Niketan)
- 7.10 Chhota Bazaar
- 7.11 Rohtash Nagar
- 7.12 Balbir Nagar
- 7.13 Shivaji Park
- 7.14 Gorakh Park
- 7.15 Ashok Nagar
- 7.16 Kabool Nagar
- 7.17 Babar pur
- 7.18 Mansarovar Park
- 7.19 Durga Puri
- 8 Institutions
- 9 References
Shahdara lies in east-northeast Delhi. It shares boundaries with Uttar Pradesh. Shahdara may also refer to the trans-Yamuna region in general. West Gorakh Park is a landmark in the area.
Shahdara developed around a chhota bazaar (small market) called Chandrawali village dating to the 16th century CE. During ancient times, it was used as a passage from Meerut to Delhi. After Chandni Chowk, Shahdara is the among the oldest suburbs of Delhi. In the 18th century CE, Shahdara had grain warehouses and whoIesale grain markets which supplied the Paharganj grain market, across the Yamuna river.
Shahdara contains two municipal council zones (Shahdara north and Shahdara south).
Economic establishments and infrastructure
Shahdara is the fourth station on Line 1 of the Delhi Metro. The Cross River Mall contains shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas. At the main Bada Bazaar and Chota Bazaar, is the "Hira Lal Halwai" shop, a vendor of balushahi, a traditional Indian dessert.
Shahdara is the location of the Sai Mandir (Sai temple). The Akshardham is a temple and a centre of cultural and historical art exhibition. There are also mosques, churches, gurdwaras, and, buddhist and jain temples existing in religious tolerance.
Naveen Shahdara is near the Shahdara metro station. It is an affluent area with parks, schools, colleges and hospitals.
Bholanath Nagar and Govardhan Behari Colony
Bholanath Nagar is an older colony in Shahdara. There are many government and private schools located in this area including Baburam school, Handa school, Bloom public school, and Children Welfare public school. Jharkhandi temple, an old religious establishment, is also located here. Govardhan Behari Colony is just adjacent to Bholanath Nagar. Veer Abhimanyu park in Govardhan Behari Colony is one of the largest parks in Shahdara.
Vishwas Nagar is a large suburb in Shahdara with approximately 50,000 registered voters. Unlike most of Shahdara it is a well-settled and planned colony with parallel streets, some of which are named after the pandavas. The two main roads are Pandav road and 60 feet road. On 60 feet road are a number of banks including SBI, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC bank, PNB, and Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank. Parallel to 60 feet road are Bhishma road and Kunti road, which provide a bypass for traffic. 60 feet road is also the site of a weekly Saturday market. Vishwas nagar has a cinema called the Supreme theatre; previously the Swarn cinema. The "Vishwas Nagar Extension" and the "New Vishwas Nagar" are areas of greater affluence containing a central business district.
In Vishwas Nagar are the Mata Chintapurni Temple, Maharaja Surajmal Park, the Cross River mall, the Agarwal Fun City mall, the Kempinski Ambience hotel, the Park Plaza hotel, a CNG pump station, two petrol pumps, a fire station, the central pollution control board, the Karkardooma court, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a planned University of Delhi campus. There are a number of schools including a government senior secondary school, and an MCD school, the Angels public senior secondary school and Aryan classes.
Bhikam Singh lies within Vishwas nagar ward number 226. Sites in this area include 64 gali, the new Sanjay Amar development in Kasturba nagar, the new Vishwas nagar development, the Shivam enclave, Lahri development, and the Anupam apartment complex.
Shalimar Park is an area of affluence. There is a Jain Cooperative Bank branch and a Children's Welfare public school. The nearest metro station is Welcome station.
Subhash Park, Subhash Park Extension, Panchsheel Garden, and Mohan Park
Subhash Park is affluent an area with convenient travel connections due to its junction location and travel infrastructure, clean roads and a planned underpass to connect to Mudrika. The water supply and drainage systems are reliable. The Kirti Mandir temple was founded by Shiv and Ram Mandir in 1930.
Kardam Puri is the suburb in Shahdara with the largest population. The inhabitants are of lower to middle class. Jyoti Nagar is nearby.
Jyoti Nagar East, Jyoti Nagar West
Jyoti Nagar is a leafy affluent area, once called Sikdarpur. Its more elite streets are located between Vivek Vihar and Preet Vihar on Vikas Marg. It is situated 2.5 km from the Shahdara metro station with convenient connections and amenities. It occupies both sides of the Delhi-Saharanpur main highway, "Loni Road".
Central park hosts the Jyoteshwar Mahadev temple to Lord Shiva; the Agrasen Dharamshala inn; the Chotta Shiva temple and the Durga temple. There is also a Bahirov temple in the area. Shivaratri, Navratri, Dashera and Janamashtami celebrations are held in the park. There is a government primary school, the Guru Harkishan senior secondary school, Takshila public school and Lovely Flowers public school. Durgapuri square (chowk) is nearby. There is a market at Kardam marg. Bhagatji Sweets is a vendor making sweets and desserts in East Jyoti Nagar.
Jyoti Colony is a very old area near Loni road and 100 Foot road. On the Durga Puri chowk, there is an old, large temple to Durga and on Loni road there is a Makki mosque.
North Chajjupur (Indira Niketan)
Chajjupur is one of the oldest colonies in Shahdara. It is about 2 km from Shahdara metro station and about 500 m from Durgapuri chowk. It hosts the Corporation bank, the International gym, a Yamaha showroom and shops for Reebok, Action, Nike, and Plaza electronics. Chajjupur has a temple to Lord Shiva. Chanakya marg runs through Chajjuur, connecting Jyoti Colony and Babarpur.
The Chhota Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in Shahdara & Delhi. It is a centre for ladies' clothes (sari, suits and kurta. One of the oldest markets is "Teliwara", a centre for the mustard oil trade. It hosts the Desi Ghee, a place for sweets such as balushahi and jalebi. Another market place is the Anaj Mandi, a grain market which becomes a place of worship to Hanuman each Tuesday and Saturday. The Hanuman mandir (temple) dates to the 1700s. The bazaar has close proximity to Shahdara railway station, Jwala Nagar, Jain Mandir Gali & Shahdara metro station.
Rohtash Nagar is an old area divided into Rohtash Nagar East and Rohtash Nagar West.There is a branch of canara bank. Local businesses include Shyam lassi wala, Hira sweets shop (famous for its Balushahi), paiya halwai , Aggarwal Petha bakery, Sagar selection, Singh Brothers milk shop, Nahar travel planners, and Matrix networks. Rohtash Nagar is a market area popular with people resident in Trans Yamuna.
Balbir Nagar is a clean residential area, home to businessmen and upper-middle-class people. There are many temples. There is a park which children call Prem Chopra park.
Shivaji park is near Naveen Shahdara. Middle and upper-middle-class people reside there. There is the Little Flower public school. Businesses include the Happy Juice corner, Nahar travel planners, Annapurna Chat and post office, Impression textiles and CareTrip.
Most of the residents of Gorakh Park are businesspeople from the upper middle-class.
Ashol Nagar is a large, affluent suburb in which middle and upper-middle-class people reside.
This residential area was once farmland. Mandoli road hosts a market for daily goods and domestic items. Landmarks along Mandoli road include, Indira piyaou, Transformer, Ambedkar gate, Budh bazaar, a temple to Hanuman, and the Nathu square.
Chander Lok Colony
This residential area was also once a small farmland and now a clean residential area. The inhabitants are of lower to middle class. Ram Nagar, Nathu chowk and Mandoli road are nearby. Landmarks along Mandoli road include Hanuman mandir and Nathu Chowk. Shahdara railway & Metro station are near by railway stations.
New Modern Shahdara
New Modern Shahdara has two parts: New Modern Shahdara (Budh Bazar) and New Modern Shahdara II. There is the DDA road and the Shashi public school. The pin code of this area is 110032. It comes under the jurisdiction of Mansrovar park police station, and has the Shahdara post office.
The Kabool nagar was developed in a prior industrial area. Part of Kabool nagar has two story dwellings. Its residents are affluent and educated. It is a safe area with well maintained civic parks. Nearby is the Rohtash Nagar market and the Shukkar bazaar. The Sai Baba mandir and Jain mandir are located in Kabool nagar. Most residents are Punjabi or Jain.
Babar pur has its origins in an old village. It is an affluent area with amenities. The main street has automobile and furniture show rooms. Businesses include Surya Health Care naturopathy clinic, the Tarun jain stationers and book store and Shree Rajaram Aggarwal & Sons, an established tailor. The Hariom Gali of Babarpur, a welfare association founded in 1982, hosts a dharamshala, a religious sanctuary.
This area has wide roads, a metro station, water drainage and DDA flats.
Durga Puri is a well organised area, previously known as Sikdarpur. Durga Puri is located near a temple to Durga and shahdara railway station.
Shahdara hosts a number of hospitals and schools.
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