Tilak Nagar (Delhi)
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Tilak Nagar (Hindi: तिलक नगर, Punjabi: ਤਿਲਕ ਨਗਰ, Urdu: تِلک نگر), Delhi is a suburban area in West Delhi, India. It is approximately seventeen kilometers from the New Delhi Railway Station and twenty-two kilometers from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Tilak Nagar is connected by the Delhi Metro to Connaught Place, making it easy for commuters to reach. It is quite popular for its market, offering a wide variety of products such as branded clothing and consumer durables. Most famous for Punjabi marriage rituals items (like Chura, Lawan Suit, Pagri, kangna, and currency garland etc.)Tilak Nagar is a very prime location in New Delhi. Public transport starting from a cycle to Metro is always available. All the facilities are available in this locality. Transport facility is also good in this locality.Tilak Nagar is a major commercial area in West Delhi. It lies between Outer Ring Road and Najafgarh Road. Has good connectivity of metro, buses, taxi, rickshaw and autos. This is place to shop for your daily home needs, clothes and grocery at discounted prices. You can find everything from wholesale electrical fittings to fruits. The neighborhood is mostly populated with Punjabi and Sikhs who are quite friendly and flexible. The best thing is the well maintained roads and anything you need is at stone throw distance. It is bordered by colonies like Janakpuri where you have lots of schools. Perfect place for a middle class family.
Tilak Nagar Vidhan Sabha Constituency elections of 2013 thrown shocking results as for entire Delhi. From here Jarnail Singh, a candidate from newly formed Aam Aadmi Party after defeating BJP candidate and this was a BJP fortress for decades.
Tilak Nagar consists essentially of pishori Sikhs and Rawalpindi Sikhs (post-independence migrants from Rawalpindi and Peshawar now in Pakistan) and Punjabi Hindus. Areas such as Vishnu Garden, Chand Nagar, Chowkhandi, Ashok Nagar (Delhi), Fateh Nagar, Shiv Nagar, Virender Nagar, Shahpura, Sant Nagar, and Mukherji Park make up the constituency. Its landmark is a Gurdwara, which is in the 20th block of Tilak Nagar. Tilak Nagar also has an Industrial Area near Khayalla.
The area supports two hospitals among multiple medical facilities and pharmacies. There is also a popular shopping area.
The Resident Welfare Association of Tilak Nagar East won the GLORY OF DELHI award in a programme organised by Times of India. Mr. Anil Khanna, President and Mr. J.P.S. Jolly (Jolly Uncle - famous Hindi & Punjabi motivational books writer) Sr. Vice President received this award on behalf of the association.
Pishouri Sikhs are from peshawar who belong to (the ancestors) belong to the village (pind) named PESHAWAR in Pakistan.