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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 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 Vishwas Nagar
- 7.3 Shalimar Park
- 7.4 Subhash Park, Subhash Park Extension, Panchsheel Garden, and Mohan Park
- 7.5 Kardam Puri
- 7.6 Jyoti Nagar East, Jyoti Nagar West
- 7.7 Jyoti Colony
- 7.8 North Chajjupur (Indira Niketan)
- 7.9 Chhota Bazaar
- 7.10 Bholanath Nagar
- 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 Educational institutions
- 9 Hospitals
- 10 Nearby areas
- 11 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. It was used as a passage from Meerut to Delhi during ancient times. It is the second-oldest in Delhi after Chandni Chowk. In the 18th century, 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 first station on 'Line 1' of the Delhi Metro. The Cross River Mall contains shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas. On the main Bada Bazaar & Chota Bazaar, is the "Hira Lal Halwai" shop, a vendor of balushahi, a traditional Indian dessert.
Shahdara is the location of the Sai Mandir (a 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.
Vishwas Nagar is one of the largest suburbs in Shahdara with approximately 50,000 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" is an area of greater affluence with 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 is also an upcoming metro line and station under construction. There are a number of schools including a government senior secondary school, and MCD school, the Angels public senior secondary school and Aryan classes.
Bhikam Singh lies within Vishwas nagar ward no. 226. Sites in this area include 64 gali, the new Sanjay Amar development in Kasturba nagar, the new Vishwas nagar development, 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 mostly 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 business 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, big 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 markets 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.
Bholanath Nagar is another of the older colonies in Shahdara. There are schools located in the area including Baburam school, Handa's school, Bloom public school, the International school, and the Children Welfare public school. There is a Jharkhandi temple. Mohalla dalhai is the oldest and most prominent residential area of the locality.
Rohtash Nagar is an old area divided into Rohtash Nagar East and Rohtash Nagar West. Local businesses include Shyam lassi wala, Hira sweets shop (famous for its Balushahi), Aggarwal Petha bakery, Singh Brothers milk shop, Nahar travel planners, and Matrix networks. Rohtash Nagar is a market area popular with people resident in Trans Yamuna. A notable family of East Rohtash Nagar are the Diwan Chopras.
Balbir Nagar is a clean residential area, home to businessmen and upper-middle-class people with 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 businessmen and upper middle-class people.
Ashol Nagar is a large, affluent suburb.
Ram Nagar 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.
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 Mansrovar park police station, and 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 generally 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.
Saraswati Public Secondary School
Saraswati public secondary school was founded in East Delhi in 1972 by the "BHSEV" society. It is affiliated with the CBSE, the central board of secondary education, the IPSC, the Indian public schools' conference, the NPSC, the national progressive schools' conference and other government bodies. The school's motto is "Service before self".Located at Budh Vihar,Mandoli,Delhi-110093.
Educational institutions in the area include:
- Little Flowers public senior secondary school, Shivaji Park, Shahdara
- Angels Public Senior Secondary School, Vishwas Nagar Shahdra
- Adarsh Institute, DurgaPuri Chowk Shahdara Delhi
- A.C.C.S.B.V. Jhilmil Colony Shahdara Delhi
- Arwachin Public School, Balbir Nagar
- Baburam School
- Children Welfare Public School - Shalimar Park Extn.
- City Convent sec. school, Mansarovar park.
- Dayal Type-shorthand & computer institute, Ram Nagar
- Gandhi Memorial School
- Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Babarpur, Shahdara
- Gyan Deep Model School, Ram Nagar
- GreenFields Public School, Dilshad Garden
- Guru Harikrishan Public School, West Jyoti Nagar
- K.V.A.G.C.R. colony Delhi
- M.C.D. school west Jyoti Nagar
- Maladevi Nagar Nigam Prathmik Vidyalaya, Babarpur, Shahdara
- Mani Ben Patel Bharti Mahila S.K.V. Shahdara
- Mukherji Memorial Sr. Sec. School - Moti Ram Road
- Navin Bharati Public School - Balbir Nagar Chowk
- New Modern Public School, Shivaji Park, Shahdara
- Ox-Ford Modern Public school, Ram Nagar
- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
- Shyam Lal college (Morning & Evening)
- St. John's Academy (Jwala Nagar)
- St. Joseph's Academy, Savita Vihar
- University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden
- Vidya vihar vidyalaya (near Jain Mandir)
- Vivekananda College, Delhi
- The Tourism School - TTS, Delhi
- Takshila public school- Jyoti Nagar since 1982
- Shahdara Nursing Home, Navin Shahdara
- Dr Roshan Lal Taneja, Hopital
- Dr Gupta nursing home and hospital.
- Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden
- Institute of Human Behaviour and Applied Science, Dilshad Garden
- Swami Dayanand Hospital (aka General Hospital, Shahdara)
- Dr. Praveen Aggarwal, Naveen Shahdra
- Surya Health Care Naturopathy, Acupressure, Su-jok and Yoga Clinic Main Road Babarpur
- Devine Nature Cure Therapy Centre (Accupressure, Naturopathy and Sujok) Balbir Nagar
- Shanti Nursing Home, Panchsheel Garden
Nearby areas include Jaffarabad, ram vihar, Dilshad Garden, Krishna Nagar, Lal Quater, Gandhi Nagar, Dilshad Colony, Tahirpur, Preet Vihar, Karkardooma, Saini Enclave, Anand Vihar, Jagatpuri, Seemapuri, Geeta Colony, Seelumpur, New Seelumpur, Welcome Colony, New Seemapuri, Usmanpur, New Usmanpur, Gautam Vihar, Kartar Nagar, Nand Nagri, Ashok Nagar, Yamuna Vihar, Maujpur and Bhajanpura, Sewa-Dham, and Mandoli, Rao Nagar.Jyoti Nursing Home in Jyoti Nagar, Ganga Vihar Dr,R.b gupta near greatway.
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