Malviya Nagar (Delhi)
|• Body||Municipal Corporation Of Delhi|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Civic agency||Municipal Corporation Of Delhi|
Malviya Nagar is a locality in South Delhi. It is between Saket and Hauz Khas and close to IIT Delhi. It is named after the noted freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya who was also an educator and founded Banaras Hindu University.
Malviya Nagar was initially populated in the 1950s by refugees from Pakistan, after the Partition of India. A large portion of the population were ethnic Rajasthani, U.P., Haryanvi, Punjabis and Sindhis.
Today, Malviya Nagar is bounded by Panchsheel Enclave in the north, Sheikh Sarai in the east, Saket in the south and Sarvapriya Vihar in the west. Enclaves that are part of Malviya Nagar include Geetanjali Enclave, Bhavishya Nidhi Enclave, Khirki Extension, Shivalik colony and Sarvodaya Enclave.
Malviya Nagar has two major commercial shopping areas and markets and a speciality hospital. There are several neighbourhood parks that are popular jogging and running areas. A number of Mughal era monuments are located in Malviya Nagar and are clustered close to the Corner Market. This includes the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Yusuf Qattal who lived during the reign of Ibrahim Lodhi and died in 1526-27.
Banks in Malviya Nagar
Malviya Nagar main market houses several nationalised and public sector banks and ATMs including Axis Bank, Syndicate Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Central Bank of India, Citibank, South Indian Bank, Andhra Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank. Some of the foreign banks are Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank.
Malviya Nagar is bordered by two major New Delhi thoroughfares; Sri Aurobindo Marg, which is a primary route connecting Connaught Place and Central Delhi to Gurgaon, and the Outer Ring Road. Malviya Nagar is connected by other parts of New Delhi by Delhi Bus Rapid Transit System bus lines. The bus fare ranges from ₹ 5.00 to ₹ 15.00. The buses connecting Malviya Nagar are:
- Route 413: Mehrauli to Nizamuddin, via Khel Gaon and Kranti Marg.
- Route 500: Saket to Shivaji Stadium.
- Route 501: Saket to Mori Gate in North Delhi, via Hauz Khas, Yusuf Sarai and AIIMS.
- Route 503: Malviya Nagar to Mori Gate in North Delhi, via the Main Market and Corner Market, Hauz Khas, Yusuf Sarai and AIIMS.
- Route 512: Ambedkar Nagar via Malviya Nagar, Hauz Khas, etc.
- Route 520: Malviya Nagar to Connaught Place, also via the Main Market and Corner Market, Hauz Khas, Yusuf Sarai and AIIMS.
- Routes 503 and 520 terminate at Malviya Nagar.
Autorickshaws and taxis are also available for public transportation. There is an auto-rickshaw stand is at the Main Market and the roundabout near Shivalik Gate (which is also the Bus Depot). Saket is a nearby neighbourhood.
Malviya Nagar has two corporation seats ward no. 161 and 162 .
Malviya Nagar is also residence of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, where he lives for 3 months each year during winter in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani high commissioner to India Abdul Basit also met Geelani at his Malviya Nagar residence in March 2015.
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