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Janak Puri
Janak Place Shopping Complex
Janak Place Shopping Complex
janakpuri is located in Delhi
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
DistrictSouth West Delhi
 • BodyDDA
 • Total700,000 (Including all housing societies)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
CEOSanket Khandelwal
Vidhan Sabha ConstituencyJanakpuri
Civic AgencyMCD
Member of ParliamentParvesh Sahib Singh (BJP)
Member of Legislative AssemblyRajesh Rishi (AAP)
District Centre at Janakpuri

Janakpuri is an affluent neighborhood in the South West district of Delhi, India. It is located near the Delhi Cantonment area and is accessible by road and Delhi Metro.


The present geographical structure of the 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 Locality falls under Category 'D' of residential colonies in Delhi alongside other Category 'D' colonies of National Capital Territory of Delhi.[1]

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. A "crafts bazaar" within the complex sells handicrafts and home decor items.[2]

Janakpuri is a part of the South West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency along with nine other Vidhan Sabha segments.

The Delhi Metro has three metro stations in Janakpuri ( Dabri Mor-Janak Puri South, Janak Puri East, Janak Puri West), two stations on the Blue line and one station on Magenta Line. Also, Under the third phase, Janak Puri got a new underground station, Dabri Mor metro station near the DDA Park in C2 Area, on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri(W) - Botanical Garden) which has been opened for public on 29 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 connected by the Outer Ring Road 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. It has got very famous schools like Happy model school, Saint Francis, SS Mota Singh School along with DU College like Bharti College

Tihar Jail[edit]

The Tihar Central Jail was set up in 1958 on the land of Tihar 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 11,000 inmates are lodged here. Tihar CJ 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]


  1. ^ "List of Zones:Registrar Cooprative". rcs.delhigovt.nic.in. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ Sawhney, Aakriti (27 August 2011). "One market for every pocket". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "DMRC - Janakpuri West - Kalindi Kunj". DMRC.
  4. ^ "Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri West Metro Corridor Inaugurated for Passenger Services".
  5. ^ "DMRC : News Image".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)