Vasant Vihar, Delhi

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Vasant Vihar
Neighbourhood
A modern house in Vasant Vihar Block C
A modern house in Vasant Vihar Block C
Vasant Vihar is located in Delhi
Vasant Vihar
Vasant Vihar
Coordinates: 28°33′27″N 77°09′32″E / 28.5574°N 77.159°E / 28.5574; 77.159Coordinates: 28°33′27″N 77°09′32″E / 28.5574°N 77.159°E / 28.5574; 77.159
Country India
State Delhi
District New Delhi
Government
 • Body South Delhi Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration DL-12
Nearest city Delhi
Lok Sabha constituency New Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituency R K Puram
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Vasant Vihar is a posh neighbourhood located in the New Delhi district of National Capital Territory of Delhi.[1][2][3] It is located near the diplomatic area of Chanakyapuri, and houses over 50 diplomatic missions of foreign countries.[4][5]

History[edit]

It was originally developed in 1960s by retired Government of India officers, later developed as a posh residential locality like Air india And Indian Airlines Colony due to its proximity to diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri.[6][7]

Locality[edit]

The four main streets in Vasant Vihar are Munirka Marg, Vasant Marg, Poorvi Marg and Paschimi Marg, literally Eastern and Western Street. These form a rough triangle that encloses much of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is primarily residential and when first planned consisted of six blocks named A to F, with each block having its own local market. Vasant Vihar has several parks in every block. There are also central government housing complex in vasant vihar Apartments in new emerging luxury buildings in Vasant Vihar have in the past sold at prices ranging from ₹5 Crore to ₹20 Crore (USD 740,000 to USD 3M).[8]

Education[edit]

Vasant Vihar also has schools such as Modern School,[9] Delhi Public School (Junior Branch), The Shri Ram School (Junior Wing), Tagore International School, Guru Harkrishan Public School, Holy Child Auxilium School (Senior branch), Chinmaya Vidyalaya , Suraj Bhan D.A.V. and Sarvodaya school.

Economy[edit]

The corporate office of Hero MotoCorp, formerly Hero Honda, is at Basant Lok in Vasant Vihar. In 1996, Vasant Vihar witnessed the opening of India's first McDonald's restaurant, it was also the first McDonald's restaurant in the world to not serve beef and pork based products.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South West District". Government of Delhi. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  2. ^ "Posh Vasant Vihar in South Delhi stares at epidemic". India Today. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  3. ^ "The Anatomy of a Tony Neighbourhood". Forbes India. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  4. ^ Embassy Listings For India Archived 10 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi directory. Giri's Information Services. 1999. pp. 246–248.
  6. ^ Viswambhar Nath; Surinder K. Aggarwal (2007). Urbanization, Urban Development, and Metropolitan Cities in India. Concept Publishing. pp. 222–. ISBN 978-81-8069-412-7.
  7. ^ City, Society, and Planning: City. Concept Publishing. 2007. pp. 421, 521. ISBN 978-81-8069-459-2.
  8. ^ "The Anatomy of a Tony Neighbourhood". Forbes India. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  9. ^ A Dream Turns Seventy Five: The Modern School, 1920-1995. Allied Publishers. 1995. pp. 142–. ISBN 978-81-7023-499-9.
  10. ^ http://www.mcdonaldsindia.net/key-milestones.aspx
  11. ^ "The Longtime Blog of the World's First Self-Proclaimed Hyperlocal Homer". The Delhi Walla. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2018.