Shahdara

Shahdara, is a geographical region in the city of Delhi, India, situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It is one of the oldest localities of Delhi and integral to what is known as Purani Dilli (Old Delhi). Shahdara has eight union councils.Biggest of them being Rohtash Nagar , which is led by heir of Rohilkhand, Great grand son of Diwan-e-khas-Chirag-al-Masood Rohilla who is known as Chirag Rohilla. For more information please see Rohtash nagar below

Shahdara
District
Shahdara is located in Delhi
Shahdara
Shahdara
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°40′54″N 77°16′16″E / 28.6816°N 77.271°ECoordinates: 28°40′54″N 77°16′16″E / 28.6816°N 77.271°E
Country  India
State Delhi
District North East Delhi and East Delhi
Government
 • Body East Delhi Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English, Gujari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110032
Telephone code 011-2232, 011-2238, 011-2230
Vehicle registration DL-13
Nearest city Ghaziabad
Lok Sabha constituency North East Delhi and East Delhi
Civic agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi (North and East)

Etymology

In Urdu, Shahdara means "door of kings". The origin of the name lies in two Persian words: shah meaning "kings" and dara, a door or entrance. Shahdara was established by a Mughal king.

History

Shahdara developed around a chhota bazaar (small market) called Chandrawali village dating to the 16th century CE. During ancient times, it was used as a passage from Meerut to Delhi. After Chandni Chowk, Shahdara is the among the oldest suburbs of Delhi.[1] In the 18th century CE, Shahdara had grain warehouses and whoIesale grain markets which supplied the Paharganj grain market, across the Yamuna river.[2]

Governance

Shahdara contains two municipal council zones (Shahdara north and Shahdara south).

Economic establishments and infrastructure

Shahdara is the fourth station on Line 1 (Red Line) of the Delhi Metro. The Cross River Mall contains Shops, Cafes, Restaurants and a Movie Theatre. The Vikas Cine Mall contains an Indian Bank branch and a Movie Theatre.

Religious sites

Shahdara is the location of the Sai Mandir (Sai temple). The Akshardham is a temple and a centre of cultural and historical art exhibition. There are also mosques, churches, gurdwaras, and, buddhist and jain temples existing in religious tolerance.

Localities

The Shahdara sub district is further divided into two parts of the Municipal Council zones of Delhi which are named as the ‘South Shahdara’ zone and the ‘North Shahdara’ zone. These zones are bounded by important areas like Dilshad Garden, Dilshad Colony and Tahirpur, Preet Vihar,Bhajanpura and Yamuna Vihar.

Ram Nagar

This residential area was once farmland. Mandoli road hosts a market for daily goods and domestic items. Landmarks along Mandoli road include, Guru Ravidas Gate , Dr. Ambedker Gate, Vishkerma Gate, Jain Temple gate, Indira piyaou, Lord Parasnath Jain Temple, Transformer, Budh bazaar, a temple to Hanuman, Temple of Guru Ravidas ji, Bhodh Vihar and the Nathu square.Late Ch Ziley Singh pradhan was the First Pradhan of this colony. Now, a luxurious society name Ahinsha Vatika has also built in Ramnagar.

New Modern Shahdara

New Modern Shahdara has two parts: New Modern Shahdara (Budh Bazar) Mandoli Road and New Modern Shahdara II. There is the DDA road and the Shashi public sec. school and City convent school. The pin code of this area is 110032. It comes under the jurisdiction of Mansrovar park police station, and has the Shahdara post office. Area New Modern Shahdara II. It is situated in Chandrawali village dating to the 16th century CE. There are 14 streets. Late Ch. Mahender Singh Bhati was well known personality of this colony and he was the First Pradhan of New Modern Shahdara.

Naveen Shahdara

Naveen Shahdara is near the Shahdara & welcome metro station and behind the Shyam Lal College. BHATI BOYS PG is the only best pg in the naveen shahdara area with all the facilities like home.It is an affluent area with parks, schools, colleges . There are a old village names Uldhan Pur , this is the lal dora land now it has known as "O" Block in naveen Shahdara . Naveen Shahdara is the hub of education .

Bholanath Nagar and Govardhan Behari Colony

Bholanath Nagar is an older colony in Shahdara. There are government and private schools located in this area including Baburam school,S.D Devnagri Pathshala school (disciplined by Satish kumar Bhati) ,Handa school, Bloom public school, and Children Welfare public school. Jharkhandi temple, an old religious establishment, is also located here. Govardhan Behari Colony is adjacent to Bholanath Nagar. Veer Abhimanyu park in Govardhan Behari Colony was one of the largest parks in Shahdara which has now been converted to Municipal Parking.

Vishawas Nagar

Vishwas Nagar is a large suburb in Shahdara with approximately 50,000 registered voters. Unlike most of Shahdara it is a well-settled and planned colony with parallel streets, some of which are named after the pandavas. The two main roads are Pandav road and 60 feet road. On 60 feet road are a number of banks. Parallel to 60 feet road are Bhishma road and Kunti road, which provide a bypass for traffic. 60 feet road is also the site of a weekly Saturday market. Vishwas nagar has a cinema called the Supreme theatre; previously the Swarn cinema. The "Vishwas Nagar Extension" and the "New Vishwas Nagar" are areas of greater affluence containing a central business district.

In Vishwas Nagar are the Mata Chintapurni Temple, Maharaja Surajmal Park, the Cross River mall, the Agarwal Fun City mall, the Kempinski Ambience hotel, the Park Plaza hotel, a CNG pump station, two petrol pumps, a fire station, the central pollution control board, the Karkardooma court, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a planned University of Delhi campus. There are a number of schools including a government senior secondary school, and an MCD school,

Bhikam Singh

Bhikam Singh lies within Vishwas nagar ward number 226. Sites in this area include 64 gali, the new Sanjay Amar development in Kasturba nagar, the new Vishwas nagar development, the Shivam enclave, Lahri development, and the Anupam apartment complex.

Shalimar Park

Shalimar Park is an area of affluence. There is a Children's Welfare public school. The nearest metro station is Welcome station.

Subhash Park, Subhash Park Extension, Panchsheel Garden, and Mohan Park

Subhash Park is an affluent area with convenient travel connections due to its junction location and travel infrastructure, clean roads and a planned underpass to connect to Mudrika. The water supply and drainage systems are reliable. The Kirti Mandir was built by late Smt. Kirti Devi in the year 1968-69.

Kardam Puri

Kardam Puri is the suburb in Shahdara with the largest population. The inhabitants are of lower to middle class. Jyoti Nagar is nearby. very very tacky area to live

Jyoti Nagar East, Jyoti Nagar West

Jyoti Nagar is a leafy affluent area, once called Sikdarpur. Its more elite streets are located between Vivek Vihar and Preet Vihar on Vikas Marg. It is situated 2.5 km from the Shahdara metro station with convenient connections and amenities. It occupies both sides of the Delhi-Saharanpur main highway, "Loni Road".

Central park hosts the Jyoteshwar Mahadev temple to Lord Shiva; the Agrasen Dharamshala inn; the Chotta Shiva temple and the Durga temple. There is also a Bahirov temple in the area. Shivaratri, Navratri, Dashera and Janamashtami celebrations are held in the park. There is a government primary school, the Guru Harkishan public school, Takshila public school, Konark public school, Ekalavya library, HDFC bank and Lovely Flowers public school, Pizza diet, Vishal mega mart, Domino's pizza. Durgapuri square (chowk) is nearby. There is a market at Kardam marg.

MEET NAGAR

It is Situated on main Wazirabad Road Near Railway Line It has 4 Blocks Namely A,B,and C A Block in which middle and upper-middle-class people reside . It has its own Railway Station .

Jyoti Colony

Jyoti Colony is a very old area near Loni road and 100 Foot road. On the Durga Puri chowk, there is an old, large temple to Durga, Ekalavya Library and on Loni road there is a Makki mosque. Priyakant is one the famous personalities over there.

North Chajjupur (Indira Niketan)

Chajjupur is one of the oldest colonies in Shahdara. It is about 2 km from Shahdara metro station and about 500m from Durgapuri chowk. Chajjupur has a temple of Lord Shiva. Chanakya marg runs through ChajjPur, connecting Jyoti Colony and Babarpur.

Chhota Bazaar

The Chhota Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in Shahdara & Delhi. Civil Hospital is there in front of Mewa Ganj on the same road. It is a centre for ladies' clothes (sari, suits and kurta. One of the oldest markets is "Teliwara", which was a centre for the mustard oil trade for many years till British rule. When we enter in Teliwara there is a landmark in the middle of the market named "Jat Dharamshala". Geeta bhawan is also famous for facilitating wedding occasions and parties. Still one can find many ancient houses with rare crafted designs here, especially in Pathan Pura Gali, Old Teliwara. Before the setup of Delhi Metro station there used to be a famous fruit and grain market which used to attract all the locals from east Delhi. Half of this market is still active near Shahdara Bus Terminal near GAS agency. This area is very much blessed in terms of basic life needs of electricity and watering.Near Anaj mandi there are Mohalla Gajju Katra , Mohalla Sarai ( old name is noon ki mandi , Ghee ki mandi )

Another market place is the Anaj Mandi, a grain market which becomes a place of worship to Hanuman each Tuesday and Saturday. The Hanuman mandir (temple) dates to the 1700s. The bazaar has close proximity to Shahdara railway station, Jwala Nagar, Jain Mandir Gali and Shahdara metro station.

Currently this area is progressing day by day as having new posh flat system and new business hubs.

Rohtash Nagar

Rohtash Nagar is an old area divided into Rohtash Nagar East and Rohtash Nagar West. Rohtash Nagar is one of the best area in Shahdara but ruined due to Chirag Rohilla prince of Rohilkhand. Chirag Rohilla have a bad reputation due to his ill habits and arrogant nature as his name was taken from his Great-grandfather Diwan-e-khas-Chirag-al-Masood Rohilla who was one of the greatest emperor of the realm Rohilkhand. He is often bullied in collage due to his skinny built and ruined realm . His textile business has decreased considerably due to his interest towards prostitution business . Rohtash Nagar is a market area. as well as residential area. Well known personality Atul Bhargava also lives there.

Balbir Nagar

Balbir Nagar is a clean residential area, home to businessmen and upper-middle-class people There are many temples. There is a park which children call Prem Chopra park.

Shivaji Park

Shivaji park is near Naveen Shahdara. Middle and upper-middle-class people reside there. There is the Little Flower Public School. Also Shivaji Park is a hub of learning institute like Classics Tutorial, Advance Academics ,NVP,A&G and many other institutions.

Gorakh Park

Most of the residents of Gorakh Park are business people from the Upper middle-class.

Nathu Colony

Nathu Colony lies on the Mandoli road which starts from GT Road and ends to Mandoli chungi. Nathu Chowk is also popular as a landmark. Plus Sage is the Educational group in east Nathu colony known It's library and Coaching. West Nathu Colony is better than East Nathu Colony in terms of wealth as well as standard of living. There is underpass from nathu chowk to go to GTB Hospital and towards Gagan Cinema and Dilshad Garden.

Ashok Nagar

Ashok Nagar is a large, affluent suburb in which middle and upper-middle-class people reside. It has a well known daily market, the Shukra Bajar Chowk. Schools include the Deep Public School, Siddharth International and Krishna Bodh School and Plus Sage library. A number of businesses include Just, MIG, and LIG Flate at Loni Road's west. There is also Mangal Pandey Road and Mandoli Road in the east.

Chander Lok Colony

This residential area was also once a small farmland called Sikdarpur village and is now a clean residential area. The inhabitants are of lower to middle class. Ram Nagar, Nathu chowk and Mandoli road are nearby. Landmarks along Mandoli road include Hanuman mandir and Nathu Chowk. Shahdara railway & Metro station are near by railway stations.

MEET NAGAR

It is Situated on main Wazirabad Road Near Railway Line It has 4 Blocks Namely A,B,and C A Block in which middle and upper-middle-class people reside . It has its own Railway Station .

Kabool nagar

The Kabool nagar was developed in a prior industrial area. Part of Kabool nagar has two story dwellings. Its residents are affluent and educated. It is a safe area with well maintained civic parks. Nearby is the Rohtash Nagar market and the Shukkar bazaar. The Sai Baba mandir and Recently renovated and beautiful Jain Mandir (Temple) are located in Kabool nagar. Most residents are Jains or Punjabi.

Babar pur

Babar pur has its origins in an old village. It is an affluent area with amenities. The main street has automobile, school and furniture show rooms. The Hariom Gali of Babarpur, a welfare association founded in 1982, hosts a dharamshala a religious sanctuary.

Mansarovar Park

This area has wide roads, a metro station, water drainage and DDA flats. This area has all the required facilities like Private and Government Schools, Firms like- Kartstring Digital Media, Dispensary, Post office, Bus Stand, Temples, Parks and the most important is its own Metro Station. The under the metro station bridge condition very bad. Delhi government do nothing for that devoplmment. The area also has a charitable Jain hospital where they charge very nominal fee.

Durga Puri

Durga Puri is a well-organised area, previously known as Sikdarpur. Durga Puri is located near a temple ON Durga Puri to Shahdara railway station.

Shri Ram Nagar

This area is situated near the Grand Trunk Road. It was established in 1927.Here middle and upper-middle-class people reside. There is a mixed society of Jains, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims.

Ganga Vihar

Ganga Vihar is a in Delhi City in Delhi State, India. Ganga Vihar Pin code is 110094 and postal head office is Sonia Vihar .

Shahdara , Johripur , Saboli , Yamuna Vihar , Mustafabad are the nearby Localities to Ganga Vihar. Loni , Delhi , Ghaziabad , NOIDA are the nearby Cities to Delhi.

Institutions

Shahdara hosts a number of hospitals and schools.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] Delhiinformation.org. Accessed 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ [2] Shahjahanabad: the sovereign city in mughal India, 1639-1739. (Suburbs, Paharganj, pg 58). Blake, Stephen P. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-52299-4.
  3. ^ List of hospitals in Shahdara, India on a Page website. 23 January 2012. Accessed 27 May 2012.

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