Tilak Nagar (Delhi)
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|• Body||Municipal Corporation of Delhi|
|• Member of Parliament||Parvesh Singh Verma|
|• Total||1.961 km2 (0.757 sq mi)|
|Elevation||219.6 m (720.5 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Punjabi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||West Delhi|
|Civic agency||South Delhi Municipal Corporation|
Tilak Nagar (Hindi: तिलक नगर, Marathi: तिळक नगर, Punjabi: ਤਿਲਕ ਨਗਰ, Urdu: تِلک نگر), Named after freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak; is a suburban area in West Delhi, India. It is approximately seventeen kilometers from the New Delhi Railway Station and twenty-two kilometers from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Tilak Nagar is connected by the Delhi Metro to Connaught Place, making it easy for commuters to reach. It is quite popular for its market, offering a wide variety of products such as branded clothing and consumer durables. Most famous for Punjabi marriage rituals items (like Chura, Lawan Suit, Pagri, kangna, and currency garland etc.)
Tilak Nagar Vidhan Sabha Constituency elections of 2013 thrown shocking results as for entire Delhi. From here Jarnail Singh, a candidate from newly formed Aam Aadmi Party after defeating BJP candidate and this was a BJP fortress for decades.
Tilak Nagar's population largely consists of Pindi and Pishori Sikhs (Sikhs who migrated to India from cities of Rawalpindi and Peshawar (now in Pakistan) during the Partition and Punjabi Hindus, many of whom also migrated from modern-day Pakistan. Areas such as Vishnu Garden, Chand Nagar, Chowkhandi, Ashok Nagar (Delhi), Fateh Nagar, Shiv Nagar, Virender Nagar, Shahpura, Sant Nagar, and Mukherji Park make up the constituency. Its landmark is a Gurdwara, which is in the 20th block of Tilak Nagar. Tilak Nagar also has an Industrial Area near Khayalla.
The area supports two hospitals among multiple medical facilities and pharmacies. There is also a popular shopping area.