Mundka

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Mundka Hanni
town
Mundka Hanni is located in Delhi
Mundka Hanni
Mundka Hanni
Location in India
Mundka Hanni is located in India
Mundka Hanni
Mundka Hanni
Mundka Hanni (India)
Coordinates: 28°40′46″N 77°01′42″E / 28.67944°N 77.02835°E / 28.67944; 77.02835Coordinates: 28°40′46″N 77°01′42″E / 28.67944°N 77.02835°E / 28.67944; 77.02835
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictWest Delhi
Population
 (2001)
 • Total43,898
Languages
 • SpokenHaryanvi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
110041
Telephone code2834
Sex ratio1.27 /

Mundka is a census town and village in the West Delhi district of the Indian state of Delhi.[not verified in body] Mundka is the birthplace and village of former Chief Minister of Delhi, the late Dr. Sahib Singh Verma. Its neighbouring villages are Bakkarwala and Nangloi. The current MLA of the Mundka constituency is Dharampal Lakra, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 India census,[2] Mundka had a population of 57,590. Males constituted 56% of the population and females 44%. Mundka had an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. Male literacy was 75%, and female literacy was 65%. At that time, 16% of the population was under 6 years of age. The village falls under the 8th Assembly of Delhi.

Administration and infrastructure[edit]

The constituency has been in the news[citation needed] for its very poor infrastructure, despite having a popular metro station. The streets have small drains, which cause the sewers to overflow after just a few minutes of rain. The lack of basic infrastructure cause some people to believe that Mundka is one of the most corrupt constituencies in Delhi.[citation needed] Anil Lakra is the current municipal councillor.[citation needed]

The village has its own community center, library, parks, and government primary school and high school.[citation needed] It is also a central point for aeronautical colleges and Delhi Metro Depot.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Map of Delhi showing location of Mundka

The Mundka station of Delhi Metro was inaugurated on 2 April 2010. The 15.1 km (9.4 mi) corridor, from Mundka to Inderlok, serves thousands of people daily. The corridor, also called the Green Line, connects Inderlok (on Dilshad Garden – Rithala line) and Kirti Nagar (on Dwarka – Noida City Centre / Vaishali line). It is 22 km from Connaught place (Delhi) and 10 km from Bahadurgarh (Haryana).[3][4]

Culture[edit]

The most noteworthy event that takes place in the village is Ambedkar Jayanti Shobha Yatra. This celebration takes place annually on 14 April and involves the participation of thousands of people from the village and surrounding area.[citation needed]

Dada Bhero Temple is a well-known temple in the village. During the annual bhandara (free community meal at a temple) in the name of Dada Bhero, people from native villagers to non-Indian visitors can come and have food.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sukhbir Singh Dalal". delhiassembly.nic.in. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Metro's Green Line opened". Hindustan Times. India. 2 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Delhi Metro to add fifth line tomorrow". The Economic Times. India. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010.