Central Delhi

Central Delhi is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.

It is bounded by the Yamuna River on the east, and by the districts of North Delhi to the north, West Delhi and South West Delhi to the west, New Delhi to the south, and East Delhi to the east across the Yamuna..

Central Delhi has a population of 644,005 (2001 census), and an area of 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi), with a population density of 25,759 persons per km².

Central Delhi houses the central business district and highrises. It includes Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) which served as capital of the Mughal Empire, and is home to the monuments like the Delhi Fort and the Jama Masjid, Delhi's principal mosque.

Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Civil Lines, Karol Bagh, & Kotwali.

Central Delhi
Central Delhi is located in Delhi
Central Delhi
Central Delhi
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°38′42″N 77°14′42″E / 28.64500°N 77.24500°ECoordinates: 28°38′42″N 77°14′42″E / 28.64500°N 77.24500°E
Country India
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi
 • OfficialHindi, English, Punjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyChandni Chowk
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi


According to the 2011 census Central Delhi has a population of 578,671,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[2] or the US state of Wyoming.[3] This gives it a ranking of 531st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 23,149 inhabitants per square kilometre (59,960/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was -10.48%.[1] Central Delhi has a sex ratio of 892 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 85.25%.[1]

Jama Masjid, Delhi
Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, is located in Central Delhi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Wyoming 563,626

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Daryaganj (literally "River Trading Post/Warehouse") is a neighbourhood of Delhi inside the walled city of Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi). The "darya" (lit. "River") refers to the river Yamuna which was just outside the walled city. Daryaganj is one of the three subdivisions of Central Delhi District, it started at Delhi Gate, at the edge of Netaji Subash Road, which goes towards Red Fort.

Inder Puri

Inder Puri (officially 'Indrapuri') a fairly small, self-contained residential colony located in the central-south part of New Delhi. It lies between Naraina and New Rajinder Nagar area and is an upscale neighborhood. Inderpuri has some of the wealthiest families residing, generally around A, B, C, R, EA and RA blocks. It is located next to the renowned Pusa Institute.

The area has a bus stop, retail shopping outlets, and various parks. It is well-known colony as it is close to shopping hubs such as Karol Bagh, and Rajouri Garden. It itself has a commercial area where one would get almost all household consumables and appliances. It has its own police station, post office, market, various banks branches and ATMs and multiple places of religious worship like temples, gurudwaras and a church.

With the expansion of Delhi towards west with Rohini and south with Dwarka, Inderpuri now actually falls right in the heart of Delhi. It is evident from the fact that Inderpuri now falls under the New Delhi Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituency, the most important parliamentary seat in India in terms of national significance. Inderpuri falls under the Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency. It is very close to the domestic airport, as well as to the New Delhi railway station plus also close to South Delhi areas like Safdarjung Enclave, Lajpat Nagar, South Extension and Greater Kailash. Inderpuri is also very close to Major hospitals like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and BL Kapur Memorial hospital on Pusa Road. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Army Base hospital and the Safdarjung hospital are also not far from Inderpuri. The area has a small railway station as well on the Delhi Ring Railway. Indian Bank Officers quarters is there in Inderpuri C Block.

One of the best parts about this locality is that its very accessible and in the city heart but is still very pollution free and relatively cooler throughout the year because it is surrounded by 3 large green tracts namely 1) Delhi cantonment 2) Pusa institute and 3) Delhi ridge on third side. A good but unexplored tourist spot nearby is the Delhi War Cemetery. Inderpuri has two Mariamman temples (South Indian), Murgan/kartik temple (South Indian), Arya Samaj Mandir, a Sanatan Dharm Mandir, two shiv temples, one hanuman mandir, one gurudwara and one church. It has four large parks namely Veer Ravindra kaura park, D Park, C park and Shastri Park

Indraprastha metro station

The Indraprastha Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro.

Karol Bagh

Karol Bagh (also spelled as Qarol Bagh; pronounced [qəroːl baːɣ]) is a neighbourhood in Central Delhi district, Delhi, India. It is a mixed residential-cum-commercial neighbourhood known for its shopping streets, like the Ghaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road.

It was also home to the Karol Bagh Lok Sabha constituency till it was abolished in 2008, now it is a Legislative Assembly of Delhi segment of the New Delhi constituency.

Noted residential places in Karol Bagh are W.E.A, Beadon Pura, Reghar Pura, Dev Nagar, and Bapa Nagar. These are residential colonies with mix of Commercial activities. Some Wholesale markets are located in the area namely. Tank Road Garmet Market, Hardhyan Singh Road Leather market etc.

A wholesale garment market known as Tank Road Market came into existence with few shopkeepers in the end of the 1980s.

Karol Bagh metro station

The Karol Bagh Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro catering to the Karol Bagh residential and commercial area.

Neighbourhoods of Delhi

Delhi is a vast city and is home to a population of more than 16 million people. It is a microcosm of India and its residents belong to varied ethnic, religious and linguistic groups. As the second-largest city in (and the capital of) the nation, its nine districts comprise multiple neighbourhoods. The large expanse of the city comprises residential districts that range from poor to affluent, and small and large commercial districts, across its municipal extent. This is a list of major neighbourhoods in the city and only pertains to the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It is not complete, and outlines the various neighbourhoods based on the different districts of the metropolis.

New Delhi railway station

The New Delhi Railway Station (station code NDLS), situated between Ajmeri Gate and Paharganj is the main railway station in Delhi. It is the one of the busiest railway stations in the country in terms of train frequency and passenger movement. Around 400 trains start, end, or passes through the station daily, which handled 1,68,370 (as per 2011 data) passengers daily with 16 platforms. The New Delhi railway station holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world along with the Kanpur Central Railway Station i.e. 48. The station is about two kilometres north of Connaught Place, in central Delhi.

Most eastbound and southbound trains originate at New Delhi Railway Station; however, some important trains to other parts of the country also touch/originate at this station . Most pairs of Shatabdi Express originate and terminate at this station. It is also the main hub for the Rajdhani Express.

A total of 427 passenger trains originate, terminate, or pass through the station. 867 stations across India are directly connected to New Delhi Railway Station.

Nizamuddin West

Nizamuddin West is a gated, posh centrally located residential colony of South-Central Delhi. It is a historic bustling neighbourhood and one the greenest, safest and quietest colonies in Central Delhi having lots of parks and trees. The colony is rapidly developing and the prices of the colony are expected to soar quite fast in the coming years with increasing interest being shown by investors. With the opening of the Nizamuddin Metro Station on the pink line the prices of the floors have increased further. It is a very livable colony and one of the safest colonies of New Delhi. The residents enjoy 24x7 water and power supply. With rapid urbanization and re-construction of old plots by builders, the colony has attained a chic and neat look and has become increasingly sought after to due to its prime location and quiet nature. The colony has wide roads, greenery and is in close proximity to all major amenities and markets of South and Central Delhi. The neighborhood benefits from excellent connectivity to all important places like railway station, Sunder nursery, Humayun's Tomb, airport and business districts. The buyer profile is largely skewed towards the senior management of corporates, software professionals, doctors, advocates, chartered accountants and the business class. It is also highly coveted by corporates looking to open their offices and guest houses.

Old Delhi

Old Delhi or Purani Dilli was founded as a walled city of Delhi, India, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. The construction of the city was completed in 1648, and it remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall in 1857, when the British Raj took over a paramount power in India.

It was once filled with mansions of nobles and members of the royal court, along with elegant mosques and gardens. Today, despite having become extremely crowded and dilapidated, it still serves as the symbolic heart of metropolitan Delhi.

Upon the 2012 trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Old Delhi became administered by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.


Paharganj (literally 'hilly neighbourhood') is a neighbourhood of Central Delhi, located just west of the New Delhi Railway Station. Known as Shahganj or King's ganj or market place during Mughal era, it is one of the three administrative subdivisions, of the Central Delhi district, of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, with the other two being, Darya Ganj and Karol Bagh.

Known for its concentration of affordable hotels, lodges, restaurants, dhabas and a wide variety of shops catering to both domestic travellers and foreign tourists, especially backpackers and low-budget travellers, it has become particularly popular as a haunt for international cuisine.

Patel Nagar

Patel Nagar is a place in Central Delhi but falls under the West Delhi District. In the past, these areas were a part of the "Central Delhi" district but due to continuous city expansion, Patel Nagar and its colonies like New Ranjit Nagar and Baljeet Nagar now come under West Delhi. Previously, Patel Nagar was a part of Central Delhi district and together with Karol Bagh. Though, today Karol Bagh is still a part of central Delhi according to the latest Delhi Government data.

Patel Nagar metro station

The Patel Nagar Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. It connects to east patel nagar, west patel nagar and patel nagar south.

Rajendra Place metro station

The Rajendra Place Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro.

Shadipur metro station

The Shadipur Metro Station is located on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro, situated in the Shadipur area.

Urdu Bazaar

The Urdu Bazaar, literally 'urdu market') is a major market in the walled city of Delhi, India that connected the canal in the middle of Chandni Chowk to Jama Masjid. The original market was destroyed in the aftermath of Indian Rebellion of 1857, but its name survives as a location near the Jama Masjid.

The Urdu language obtained its name from this market.

Ghalib lamented on the destruction of Delhi in the aftermath of the failure of the 1857 rebellion: "My dear man, when Urdu Bazaar is no more, where is Urdu? By God, Delhi is no more a city, but a camp, a cantonment. No Fort, no city, no bazaars, ..."

Delhi's first Chief Executive Councillor and noted freedom fighter, Mir Mushtaq Ahmad, was a resident here prior to and during his term in office and founded the Janata Cooperative Bank in Urdu Bazaar in 1956 for the benefit of local businesses and residents. His premises also hosted periodic meetings of nationally reputed poets and intellectuals.

Today, the main book publishing, printing and selling markets of the Pakistani cities such as Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi are also known as Urdu Bazaar.

West Delhi

West Delhi is one of the 11 administrative districts of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.

West Delhi is bound by the districts of North West Delhi to the north, North Delhi and Central Delhi to the east, South West Delhi to the south, and Jhajjar District of Haryana state to the west.

West Delhi has an area of 129 km², with a population density of nearly 14,000 persons per km². The population of 1,743,980 consists of 949,750 males and 794,230 females. Children between 0–6 years are 203,528 consisting of 109,526 boys and 94,002 girls. The literacy rate is above 70% at a total of 1,301,252 of which 739,572 are males and 561,680 females.Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Patel Nagar, Rajouri Garden, and Punjabi Bagh. Major residential and commercial areas of Delhi like Janakpuri and Tilak Nagar are located in West Delhi.

West Patel Nagar

West Patel Nagar is a place in Central Delhi. It covers the Western Part of the Patel Nagar Area. In the past West Patel Nagar was counted in Central Delhi but due continues City expansion West Patel Nagar and its Sub division colonies like New Ranjit Nagar or Baljeet Nagar come under West Delhi. However, among the 3 divisions of Municipal Corporation Of Delhi(MCD), North, South and East, West Patel Nagar falls under MCD-North

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