Shahdara

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Shahdara
शाहदरा
District
Shahdara is located in Delhi
Shahdara
Shahdara
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°40′54″N 77°16′16″E / 28.6816°N 77.271°E / 28.6816; 77.271Coordinates: 28°40′54″N 77°16′16″E / 28.6816°N 77.271°E / 28.6816; 77.271
Country  India
State Delhi
District North East Delhi and East Delhi
Government
 • Body East Delhi Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110032
Telephone code 011-2232, 011-2238, 011-2230
Vehicle registration DL-13
Nearest city Ghaziabad
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, 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.

Etymology[edit]

In Urdu, Shahdara means "door of kings". The origin of the name lies in two Persian words: shah meaning "kings" and dara, a door or entrance. Shahdara was established by a mughal king.

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[1] In the 18th century CE, Shahdara had grain warehouses and whoIesale grain markets which supplied the Paharganj grain market, across the Yamuna river.[2]

Governance[edit]

Shahdara contains two municipal council zones (Shahdara north and Shahdara south).

Economic establishments and infrastructure[edit]

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.

Religious sites[edit]

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.

Suburbs[edit]

Shop selling colours for Holi, Old Delhi

Naveen Shahdara[edit]

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[edit]

Bholanath Nagar is an older colony in Shahdara; a very congested colony. There are 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 adjacent to Bholanath Nagar. Veer Abhimanyu park in Govardhan Behari Colony is one of the largest parks in Shahdara.

Vishwas Nagar[edit]

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 and panch sheel house in corner of street no-7 on the pandav road, vishwash nagar.

Bhikam Singh[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

Chhota Bazaar[edit]

The Chhota Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in Shahdara & Delhi. Civil Hospital is there infront of MEWA GANJ on the same road. It is a centre for ladies' clothes (sari, suits and kurta. One of the oldest markets is "Teliwara", which was a centre for the mustard oil trade for many years till British rule. When we enter in Teliwara* you have a landmark in the middle of the market named "JAT DHARAMSHALA". Geeta bhawan is also famous for facilitating wedding occasions & parties. Still you can found many ancient houses with rare crafted designs here especially in PATHAN PURA GALI, OLD TELIWARA. Before the setup of DELHI METRO station there used to be a famous fruit & grain market which used to attract all the locals from east delhi. Half of this market is still active near SHAHDARA BUS TERMINAL near GAS agency. This area is very much blessed in terms of basic life needs of electricity and watering. 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. Currently this area is progressing day by day as having new posh flat system and new business hubs.

Rohtash Nagar[edit]

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, Naveen Corner Halwai(1995), Hira sweets shop (famous for its Balushahi), Ram chander halwai, Aggarwal Petha bakery, Lal bakery in tejab mill, 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[edit]

Balbir Nagar is a clean residential area, home to businessmen and upper-middle-class people and Shri Akshay Kumar is living in balbir nagar. There are many temples. There is a park which children call Prem Chopra park.

Shivaji Park[edit]

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,Goyal & Sons and post office, Impression textiles and CareTrip.

Gorakh Park[edit]

Most of the residents of Gorakh Park are businesspeople from the upper middle-class.

Ashok Nagar[edit]

Ashok Nagar is a large, affluent suburb in which middle and upper-middle-class people reside.

Ram Nagar[edit]

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. Also in the ram nagar there is a chowk called PANDIT CHOWK near the shop of PANDIT JI which is famous for the SAMOSA's . The area near the pandit chowk is so peaceful and harmonius.

Chander Lok Colony[edit]

This residential area was also once a small farmland called sikdarpur village 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[edit]

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.

Kabool Nagar[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Mansarovar Park[edit]

This area has wide roads, a metro station, water drainage and DDA flats.

Durga Puri[edit]

Durga Puri is a well organised area, previously known as Sikdarpur. Durga Puri is located near a temple to Durga and shahdara railway station.

Shri Ram Nagar[edit]

This area is situated near the Grand Trunk Road.Here Middle And Upper Middle Class People Reside.

Institutions[edit]

Shahdara hosts a number of hospitals and schools.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Delhiinformation.org. Accessed 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ [2] Shahjahanabad: the sovereign city in mughal India, 1639-1739. (Suburbs, Paharganj, pg 58). Blake, Stephen P. Cambridge University Press, 2002. isbn=0-521-52299-4.
  3. ^ "List of hospitals in Shahdara," India on a Page website. 23 January 2012. Accessed 27 May 2012.