Vikaspuri

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Vikaspuri
विकासपुरी
Vikas Puri
suburb
Vikaspuri is located in Delhi
Vikaspuri
Vikaspuri
Location in India
Coordinates: 28°38′0″N 77°4′30″E / 28.63333°N 77.07500°E / 28.63333; 77.07500Coordinates: 28°38′0″N 77°4′30″E / 28.63333°N 77.07500°E / 28.63333; 77.07500
Country  India
State National Capital Territory of Delhi
District West Delhi
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110018
Telephone code 011
Lok Sabha constituency Outer Delhi
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Vikaspuri is an upper middle class residential colony in Delhi, India. It comes under the Patel Nagar subzone of West Delhi.[1] Vikaspuri has the pincode 110018. It is divided into nine major blocks namely A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H & J. H Block is further divided into sub-blocks H-I, H-II & H-III.

Vikaspuri Extension: Two DDA apartment blocks (opposite JG-2 block), named Vikaspuri Extension pocket-A and pocket-B are across the Outer Ring Road, on either side of Manohar Nagar Gurudwara.

History[edit]

Vikaspuri is a planned urban area started by the ROYAL GURJARS in the 1980s, it boomed in population in the late 1990s.

Entertainment[edit]

Vikaspuri is known for its suburban residential living, AEZ Square, which houses PVR Vikaspuri, a multiplex. There are a number of restaurants in the complex including McDonald's and Domino's. There are many smaller markets that are connected to each block of the larger town that also provide for a shopping experience. Vikaspuri is approximately 3 km from the Westend Mall in neighbouring Janakpuri which adds to shopping and eating experience. Shop at Delhi Haat at the District Centre, Janakpuri for handicrafts made by local artisans. Overall a very lively town, though there is a lack of a good library but it is one of the highly connected townships of Delhi.

The rapid urbanisation of Delhi has led to mushrooming of such societies all over the city, noted societies are now coming out at Rohini and Dwarka.

There's also a mall coming up on Virjanand Marg (near D-Block) being built by the Reliance group of industries.It's has also bus facility a many bus like 883,825A,410A,816A,588A,805A

Connectivity[edit]

Metro Connectivity[edit]

Delhi Metro's Blue Line (Dwarka Sector-21-Vaishali/Noida City Center) Janakpuri (West) station & uttam Nagar (East) station are approximately at equal distance from Vikaspuri. One can get Rickshaw, Gramin Sewa or operated Rickshaw from these Metro station to get in Vikaspuri. The Blue Line of the Metro, which starts from Dwarka, connects Vikaspuri to Connaught Place, Pragati Maidan,Anand Vihar ISBT and Vaishali. The line is being extended to the airport via Dwarka. Vikaspuri will also benefit from the Delhi Metro's Phase III which will be completed by March 2016.[2] The Janakpuri (West) - Noida Botanical garden line will connect the commuters to major places like IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, IGI Domestic Airport, Nehru Place & others.

Other Modes Of Transport[edit]

In all parts cyclerikshaws and autorikshaws can be found easily. Gramin Sewa Autos ply on Virjanand Marg (Uttam Nagar East Metro - PVR Vikaspuri - H-Block Vikaspuri). Recently motor-powered low-height 4-seater rikshaws have also come up, but are relatively uncommon yet. You can get them on the Janakpuri West metro station.

Educational institutions[edit]

There are many Public and Government Senior Secondary Schools. A few from the long list include Adarsh Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya,St Cecilia's Public School, Kerala School, K R Mangalam World School, Columbia Foundation School, V.V.D.A.V. Public School, Brain International School, Oxford SR.Sec. School, Kamal Public Sr Sec School, Mamta Modern Sr.Sec. School, GOVT. Sarvodaya Girls Sr.Sec. School and others. There are a hub of famous playschools viz., CPS Junior School, Adarsh Kindergarten(Part of Adarsh Public School) and others.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Accessibility

Banks

Restaurants

  • Dominos
  • Pizza Hut (Delivery Only)
  • McDonald's
  • Sagar Ratna
  • Dolphins
  • Grillz
  • Mirchi Wok
  • Kathi Rolls (Alias JG) @ G Block - Famous for Rolls

Coffee shops and ice cream parlors

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