Badarpur, Delhi

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Badarpur, Delhi
Badarpur
town
Badarpur, Delhi is located in Delhi
Badarpur, Delhi
Badarpur, Delhi
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°31′00″N 77°20′00″E / 28.5167°N 77.3333°E / 28.5167; 77.3333Coordinates: 28°31′00″N 77°20′00″E / 28.5167°N 77.3333°E / 28.5167; 77.3333
Country  India
State Delhi
District South Delhi
Founded by Binod Kumar sharma
Government
 • Body Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Elevation 191 m (627 ft)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110044
Lok Sabha constituency South Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Badarpur
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Website www.facebook.com/Badarpur.Official
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Badarpur is a historic town in South Delhi district in Delhi, at a distance of 17 km in south east. Situated close to its edge with Haryana state, Faridabad district, the area is commonly known as "Badarpur Border". Situated on Mathura Road joining Delhi with Agra-Mathura, on NH 2 (Delhi-Howrah) Highway, a part of the historic Grand Trunk Road that once joined Bengal to Kabul. It is the starting point for the on the "Mehrauli- Badarpur Road" that passed through Tughlaqabad, Khanpur, Delhi, Saket towards Mehrauli. The Delhi Faridabad Skyway elevated highway also opened at the starting of MB Road. It is serviced by Badarpur station of Delhi Metro on Violet Line.

Badarpur is also home to the Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), opened in 1973 and an important power source to South Delhi and East Delhi district.

Overview[edit]

Badarpur once housed one of many sarais (caravan resthouses), known as Sarai Badarpur, along the historics Grand Trunk Road, probably built during the period of Jahangir in the 16th century. Prior to that, Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq built the Qutub-Badarpur Road as he established the fifth historic city of Delhi, Tughlaqabad, in the 13th century AD, which connected the city to the Grand Trunk Road.[1] The road is now known as the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, an important if congested road connecting Badarpur in southwest Delhi to Mehrauli in south Delhi. The original village of Badarpur lies east of the Meethapur-Palla road which passes from Aali village (to the north) down to Palla village to the south.

Badapur Main Market

Constituent areas include Molar Band and Molarband Extension. Its surrounding areas include Pul Prahladpur (just south of the Mehrauli-Badarpur road), Lal Kuan (between Tughluqabad and Pul Prahladpur), Tughluqabad Extension, Railway Colony, on the south west; Tuqhluqabad and Okhla Phase 1 on the west; and Saidabad, Madanpur Khadar village, Ali Extension, and Aali village on the north and north-east; Jaitpur (not to be confused with Jaitpur in Bihar), Mithe Pur (Mithapur), on the east side. Other areas nearby include Jasola, Surajkund and Tughlaqabad, along with smaller blocks to the east of Badarpur such as Anand Vihar, Saraswati Vihar, Ekta Vihar, Harsh Vihar, Shakti Vihar, and Roop Nagar, among others. Upmarket developments include Charmwood Village and Lakewood City. Further east, Badarpur Khadar, a village situated in the river bed of Yamuna, has a population of around 1000 and 550 voters.[2]

Badarpur (Delhi) is not to be confused with Badarpur (Uttar Pradesh) the home village of former Chief Minister Mayawati.

Education[edit]

The National Power Training Institute (NPTI) for North India Region under Ministry of Power, Government of India was established at Badarpur in 1974, within the Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) complex.[3] Kendriya Vidyalaya NTPC and Notre Dame School is also situated with NTPC campus.[4] Play schools in Badarpur are Maother's Pet, Bachpan Play School, Kiddies World and Pehla Kadam Kids Play School

Administration[edit]

It is part of the Kalkaji sub-district (sub-division) of South Delhi district.[5]

Politics[edit]

It is a constituency of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi, part of the South Delhi Lok Sabha, prior to it Badarpur was part of the Outer Delhi constituency (1993–2008).[6] After the Delhi state assembly elections, Current MLA is Narayan Dutt Sharma from AAP.[7]

Transport[edit]

Districts of Delhi, with Badarpur in the South Delhi district.

Bardarpur is situated on National Highway 2 (Mathura Road). Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and private buses ply to Badarpur Border from Old Delhi Railway Station and New Delhi Railway Station.

DTC and Haryana Roadways buses going to Faridabad and Ballabgarh from Inter state Bus Terminal (ISBT) stop at BTPS Complex. DTC and Private Buses of Route No. 405, 415, 460, 473 & 479 ply to Badarpur, and are usually crowded, even over-crowded in peak hours. Buses are also available from Faridabad, right across the border.

The Badarpur elevated station of Delhi Metro on the Violet line opened on January 14, 2011, along with two preceding elevated stations, Mohan Estate, and Tughlakabad, which extended the line beyond Sarita Vihar. An extension southwards till Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015.[8] Metro trains ply alternately to Badarpur (usually from ITO) or to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

The Delhi Faridabad Skyway, a 4.4 km elevated highway, started construction after 2008, and was opened in late 2010. It passed over five important traffic junctions including NTPC, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Jaitpur, Sarai Bypass and Sector 37 Faridabad. Situated at the road junction of Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, which has become increasingly congested over the years, as it lies off highway NH 2 which carries major traffic to important cities of North India.[9][10]

Within Badarpur, there are autos, usually shared autos, and cycle rickshaws available. Many people in Badarpur also walk to the Metro station or bus stops on the main road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Y. D. Sharma (1974). "33. Badarpur". Delhi and its Neighbourhood. Director General, Archaeological Survey of India. p. 105. 
  2. ^ "Facing political negligence, Badarpur Khadar awaits development". Jagran. 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Our Institutes". National Power Training Institute website. 
  4. ^ Kendrya Vidyalaya NTPC Badarpur
  5. ^ "Kalkaji sub-division". South Delhi district website. 
  6. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies, General Election to the Lok Sabha, 2004" (PDF). Government of Delhi website. 
  7. ^ Official Member's list, Legislative Assembly of Delhi Legislative Assembly of Delhi
  8. ^ "PM Modi set to launch Faridabad corridor on September 6". IBN Live. PTI. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "HCC bags Rs.340 crore BOT project of NHAI for Badarpur elevated highway". Financial Express. Jul 1, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Badarpur flyover to open today". The Times of India. Oct 5, 2010. 

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