Janakpuri

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Janakpuri
Janak Puri
Suburb
Janakpuri is located in Delhi
Janakpuri
Janakpuri
Location in India
Coordinates: 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62000°N 77.09444°E / 28.62000; 77.09444Coordinates: 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62000°N 77.09444°E / 28.62000; 77.09444
Country  India
State Delhi
District South West Delhi
Government
 • Body DDA
Population
 • Total 700,000 (Including Village and Cooperative Housing Societies)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110058
Telephone Code 011
Lok Sabha Constituency West Delhi
Vidhan Sabha Constituency Janakpuri
Civic Agency MCD
Member of Parliament Parvesh Sahib Singh (BJP)
Member of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Rishi (AAP)
District Centre at Janakpuri

Janakpuri is a posh residential neighbourhood in the West Delhi district of National Capital Territory of Delhi.[1] It is located near the Delhi Cantonment area and is easily accessible by road and Delhi Metro.

A Delhi suburb that developed significantly in the 1980s, it is packed with apartment complexes functioning as group housing societies, built both privately as well as by the Delhi Development Authority. A large chunk of the population comprises Punjabis, mostly migrants to Delhi following the partition in 1947.

Locality[edit]

The present geographical structure of Janakpuri constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

The main commercial centre is the Janakpuri District Centre which houses various regional offices of companies and firms as well as shops selling food, apparel, handicrafts and jewellery. There is a wide variety of shopping and dining options from branded shops and high end restaurants to small flea stalls and street side food vendors. A "crafts bazaar" within the complex is known for handicrafts and home decor items.[2]

Janakpuri is a part of the SouthWest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency along with nine other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely, Madipur, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri, Dwarka, Matiala and Najafgarh.

Transportation[edit]

The Delhi Metro has three metro stations in Janakpuri (Uttam Nagar East, Janakpuri East and Janakpuri West), all on the Dwarka-Noida line. Also, Under the third phase, Janak Puri got a new underground station, Dabri Mor near the DDA Park in C2 Area, on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri(W) - Botanical Garden) which has been opened for public on 29th May 2018. This corridor will have the first driverless train in Delhi Metro Network. [3] [4] Janakpuri West Metro Station has been expanded to accommodate the new Magenta Line. Janakpuri West Metro Station has India's Highest Escalators. It is 15.6 meters high (equivalent to a 5 storey building) and 35.3meters long. [5]


It is also well connected by the Outer Ring Road which connects it to parts of Northwest and North Delhi like Rohini,Pitampura and Wazirabad through elevated corridors.

The Hari Nagar Bus Depot is located in the vicinity.

Central Jail Of India[edit]

Central Jail, Tihar was set up in 1958 on the land of Tihar Village in Janakpuri. In the beginning, only one Central Jail was commissioned with the lodging capacity of 1273 prisoners. The prison population gradually grew and today as many as 11000 odd inmates are lodged here. Tihar Prisons is the largest prison complex in Asia. The prison complex has nine central jails apart from a District Jail at Rohini, which was commissioned in 2004.[6]

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