Green Park, Delhi

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Green Park
Green Park is located in Delhi
Green Park
Green Park
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°33′N 77°12′E / 28.550°N 77.200°E / 28.550; 77.200Coordinates: 28°33′N 77°12′E / 28.550°N 77.200°E / 28.550; 77.200
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictSouth Delhi
MetroNew Delhi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
110016
Planning agencySouth Delhi Municipal Corporation

Green Park is an upscale affluent neighborhood in South Delhi, India. The locality is divided into two parts i.e. Main and Extension. The neighbourhood registered a 4.4% growth in residential sales and was featured alongside Greater Kailash , Defence Colony, Vasant Vihar and Anand Niketan in the 2019 edition of Knight Frank 's quarterly report on prime luxury residential properties in various megacities around the globe. Property rates have always been high in this colony due to the numerous facilities available. Builder floors and independent villas cost anywhere between INR 6-25 crores (the US $800,000 - $9,000,000) in this colony. Rental rates are also very high due to which this residential area is among the most expensive pin codes of New Delhi.

History[edit]

It was established in the early 1960s and today has all the amenities of a rich cosmopolitan culture along with large residential and commercial areas and many religious places. Green Park is considered by some as the "lungs" of Delhi, as it is near one of the largest green areas in the city like Deer park, Lodhi Garden and Rose Garden . It is also believed to be an upscale residential area with real estate prices soaring as high as ₹100 crore (US $14.5 million). It is part of the New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency), and its current electorate member is Meenakshi Lekhi of BJP

It is divided into two parts : Green Park Main and Green Park Extension. The Main hosts a medium-sized market with several restaurants and a shopping complex. The Extension mostly consists of residential areas. It has a number of open and wooded spaces in its vicinity - Deer Park, District Park and Rose Garden. These are very popular areas with morning walkers and laughter clubs.

The Uphaar Cinema fire, one of the worst fire tragedies in recent Indian history, occurred on Friday, 13 June 1997 at Uphaar Cinema, near Green Park Extension Block A, Delhi, during the premiere screening of Border, a Hindi movie. 59 people died and 103 were seriously injured in the subsequent stampede; most of the victims were trapped on the balcony and were asphyxiated as they tried to reach dimly marked exits to escape the smoke and fire, and found the doors locked.

The fire broke out at 5:10 pm, after the transformer at the parking level burst, and 20 cars in the parking lot caught fire, eventually leading to a large scale fire in the five-storey building which housed the cinema hall and several offices. The cinema hall was situated in one of the busiest areas of South Delhi and the fire services were delayed owing to the heavy evening traffic. At least 48 fire tenders were pressed into service at 5.20 p.m. and it took them over an hour to put out the fire. Later the dead and the injured were rushed to the nearby All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital, where scenes of chaos and pandemonium followed, as relatives and family members of the victims scurried around to look for known faces.

The victims of the tragedy and the families of the deceased later formed 'The Association of Victims of Uphaar Fire Tragedy' (AVUT), which filed the landmark Civil compensation case and won Rs 25 crore (Rs 250 million) in civil compensation for the relatives and families of victims, the judgment is now considered a breakthrough in Compensation Law in India; today they meet at every anniversary at 'Smriti Upavan' memorial, outside the hall, where a prayer meeting is held. However the Supreme Court on 13/10/2011 nearly halved the sum of compensation awarded to them by the Delhi high court and slashed punitive damages to be paid by cinema owners Ansal brothers from Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 25 lakh. Contents

Geography[edit]

It is bounded on the 4 sides by major avenues: Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, Aurobindo Marg and Africa Avenue. Hauz Khas, Safdarjung Enclave, SDA are adjoining colonies and 2 major hospitals, AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital touch its boundaries.

Dadi-Poti ka Gumbad (mausoleums), at the edge of Green Park, close to the Hauz Khas Complex, Delhi
Uphar Cinema Building

Historical places[edit]

The adjoining areas of Green Park are Hauz Khas, of great historical significance with numerous monuments dating back to the medieval period of the Delhi Sultanate, and the Deer Park, which is a large public space with greenery and also the DLTA Tennis courts. and Uphaar Cinema is in Green Park.

Market[edit]

Green Park market includes various high end salon, spas and restaurants of various cuisines, ranging from pizzas, kebabs to South Indian delights. Green park is also situated near by Hauz khas village, shahpur jat and defence colony which are famous for their nightlife.

  • Nik Baker's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Domino's
  • Starbucks
  • Café Coffee Day
  • Evergreen Sweet House
  • Haldiram's
  • Chaayos
  • L'Opéra
  • Sardar-Ji-Bakhsh Coffee & Co.
  • Café Turquoise Cottage
  • Molecule Air Bar
  • Raasta[1]
  • 24Seven - 24 hour convenience store
  • Summer House Cafe
  • Auro Kitchen & Bar
  • Mango Kitchen & Bar
  • Moonshine 2.0

Religious places[edit]

Several mandirs, church and a mosque are situated in the locality.

Transportation[edit]

The Green Park area is served by the Green Park metro station of the Delhi Metro.

Hospitals and Medical Facility[edit]

There are several dental and small clinics located in the vicinity along with 2 major hospitals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews". tripadvisor.in.

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