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Burari is a census town in North Delhi District in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India. There is a Mahabharata era temple called Khandeswar Mandir dedicated to Shiva. It is the place where Arjuna prayed to Shiva before burning the Khandav Prasth (later known as Indraprasth) Van. According to folklore, Krishna came here to graze cows. It was named Murari, which during the Mughal period changed into Burari.
Burari is very Prominent City in New Delhi because of 104 years old Coronation Park, from where Delhi has been announced as a capital City of India. Burari has many famous places to visit for instance Yamuna Biodiversity Park , Nirankari Sarowar, Coronation Park ,Burari Lake and Golf course. Burari is very close to Delhi University North Campus , Due to good Environment and facilities many students and foreign nationals NRI are loving to live here . As Mukherjee Nagar which is famous for government jobs preparation in India is the near the number of students are increasing and demand for food and accommodation too.
As of the 2011 India census, population of Burari in 2011 is 146,190.
- Shakti Enclave
- Kaushik Enclave
- Sant Nagar
- Baba Colony
There are several health clinics, small hospitals, dispensaries, and a few childcare centers and Mohalla clinics in Burari. A huge government hospital with a capacity of 800 beds is under construction in Kaushik Enclave and expected to be inaugurated by October 2019.
Presently, the following are the government representatives from respective parties in Burari.
- Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament, BJP, 2019 - present.
- Sanjeev Jha, MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly), Aam Aadmi Party, 2015 - present.
- Anil Kumar Tyagi, Counselor, BJP, 2017-present, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Government's DTC buses, DIMTS Cluster buses, feeder buses of DMRC, private minibusses, 3-wheelers, and 4 wheelers Gramin Sewa vehicles ( also known as phat phat Sewa, common for short distances) are common modes of transport. Mobile App based Uber and Ola Cabs services are also available.
Following are the route numbers of DTC/Cluster buses which gives services to Burari or parts of Burari (only a few bus stands are mentioned to give an idea of the route of buses including start and end point bus stands ) :
- 143 (Keshav Nagar (Mukti Ashram Nathupura) - GTB Nagar - Kashmiri Gate (ISBT) - Anand Vihar ISBT (Viveka Nand ISBT))
- 162 (Tiggi Pur- Burari - GTK Depot)
- 185 (Nathu Pura -GTB Nagar - Kashmiri Gate (ISBT) - Red Fort - Central Secretariat)
- 185 STL (Nathu Pura - Nirankari Colony - BBM II Depot )
- 192 (Keshav Nagar (Mukti Ashram Nathupura)- Kashmiri Gate (ISBT))
- 192 STL (Keshav Nagar (Mukti Ashram Nathupura)- GTB Nagar)
- 912 (Burari - GTB Nagar - Mauric Nagar -Punjabi Bagh Terminal -Vishnu Garden NW Chowk)
As per 2011 census, Hinduism is majority religion in Burari city with 93.31 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Burari with approximately 3.62 % following it, Christianity is followed by 1.38 %, Jainism by 0.16 %, Sikhism by 1.45 % and Buddhism by 1.45 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion' and approximately 0.03 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Burari comes under North Delhi district and is famous for its 104 yr old Coronation Park, Delhi; the place where Delhi was announced to be the capital of India by British Governor-General Irwin. Also, it is famous for Delhi's biggest biodiversity area neighboring to it i.e. "Yamuna biodiversity park". It is 0 km from Yamuna river and enclosed by "Grand Trunk Road" from two sides.
The main road of Burari i.e. Shanti Swaroop Tyagi Marg is connecting people of North Delhi to Northwest Delhi, from Burari crossing on Grand Trunk Road to straight away ends at Alipur road National Highway 1 near Splash Water Park
Convention of congress party while ruling in 2010 was held in Burari ground.
Burari made national headlines in July 2018 because of Burari deaths.
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