Shadipur Depot

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Shadipur Depot is a residential and industrial area in West Delhi, named after nearby Shadipur settlement. This is also a depot for the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). It is also known for the 'Baljit Nagar', where in Kathputli Colony, puppeteers, magicians, acrobats, dancers and musicians and other itinerant performance groups have settled since half a century.[1][2][3]

Its neighbouring areas are Mayapuri and Naraina.


The area is serviced by Shadipur Station of Delhi Metro Shadipur Station. Close to it lies an important intersection, where average number of vehicles on a typical summer evening passing through the intersection per green signal is 280. The number of cars and buses that populate that stretch of the signal is about 148. The signal of the previous intersection is also usually synchronized with this one.


  1. ^ "Magic slum may vanish in puff of development smoke". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Show begins at Baljit Nagar". Indian Express. 16 February 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012.
  3. ^ Shrager, Heidi J. (20 June 2008). "Postcard from Baljit Nagar: Magic Abounds in a Delhi Slum". TIME magazine.

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