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Janakpuri
Janakpuri
Location of Janakpuri
in Delhi
Coordinates 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62°N 77.09444°E / 28.62; 77.09444
Country  India
Territory Delhi
Civic agency DDA
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Janakpuri is a major residential colony in West Delhi, India. It is divided into four major blocks namely A,B,C and D which are then divided into sub-blocks e.g. C-2-C, C-2-D, C-4-E, D-1, B-2 and so on. It is one of the biggest planned residential colonies in Asia and consists of both DDA flats and private houses.

The colony boasts of an educated, urban population, well-connected transportation, and is home to some famous private schools.

Contents

Etymology

The name Janakpuri is also used to describe the Kingdom of Janaka, i.e. Mithila, whose daughter Sita married Lord Rama of Ramayana.

Markets

The District Center

All the blocks of Janakpuri have at least one shopping center. Traditionally, the more popular markets in Janakpuri have been the C-4-E market and the B-1 super market. Lately, "The District Center" (near the B-1 periphery and Janakpuri West Metro Station) with its cinema multiplex(, multi-storeyed shopping-cum-office complexes, restaurants, book shops, fast-food outlets, gift stores, brand showrooms and a 5-star Hotel Hilton has emerged to become a prominent commercial hub in West Delhi.

Janakpuri hosts weekly produce markets at various locations each day of the week. On Wednesdays the weekly market is located on the road between A1 and A2 Blocks. The Friday market is between B1 and B3 Block, Saturday market in C4E Block. "Chhoti Sabzi Mandi" in B-Block is a big one-stop market for purchasing milk products, such as Khoya, Paneer, Ghee etc.

Education

Janakpuri is home to a large number of schools such as St. Marks Secondary Public School, St. Francis de Sales, Kendriya Vidyalaya and D.T.E.A Senior Secondary Schools, [Mira Model Schooll], [Modern Era Convent], [Rich Harvest School], [Happy Model School] etc. It also has University Colleges, namely (Bharti College) and an engineering college, the Maharaja Surajmal Institute. Additionally, there are several other private institutes in Janakpuri.

Places Of Worship

Janakpuri has a number of active and vibrant temples, gurdwaras, Churches and other places of worship. Some of the more prominent places of worship are the Kripa Dham, the Sri Rajarajeshwari temple, the St. Gregorios Church, the Ganesh Mandir and the Evangelical Church of India. One cannot go past the Kripa Dham without hearing the musical chanting of "Ram Ji Ram Ram". Janakpuri has a culture of unity in diversity as is evidenced by the rare and harmonious confluence of three different religious centers (a temple, a gurdwara and a church) right next to each other. It is perhaps a true representative community of the secular country that is India.

Hospitals

Janakpuri has a strong network of public health services such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pathological labs. Mata Channan Devi Hospital in C-1 is a multi-speciality tertiary hospital. Janakpuri is also served by the government-owned Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Hari Nagar. A 600-bedded government-owned super-specialty hospital has been constructed near C-2-B.

Transportation

Janakpuri has a well-established transportation infrastructure. It is well connected with other parts of the state by buses that are operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation and private operators. A privately-operated network of chartered buses transport people from almost all areas in Janakpuri to corporate offices in and around the National Capital Territory. In recent years, the Delhi Metro has grown at a rapid pace, with three metro-stations in Janakpuri (Uttam Nagar East, Janakpuri East and Janakpuri West) on the Dwarka-Noida line. It is of great service to the office-going and Delhi University commuters.

Central Jail Of India Janakpuri also houses India's biggest jail, Tihar jail. This jail is also known for its ultra-tight security. Inside the jail, prisoners are taught various skills and manufacture products that are sold by Tihar Trust.

References

Coordinates: 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62°N 77.09444°E / 28.62; 77.09444


Janakpuri
—  Town  —
Janakpuri
Location of Janakpuri

in Delhi

Coordinates 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62°N 77.09444°E / 28.62; 77.09444Coordinates: 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62°N 77.09444°E / 28.62; 77.09444
Country Template:Country data India
Territory Delhi
Civic agency DDA
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Janakpuri is a major residential colony in West Delhi, India. It is divided into four major blocks namely A,B,C and D which are then divided into sub-blocks e.g. C-2-C, C-2-D, C-4-D, C-4-E, D-1, B-2 and so on. It is one of the biggest planned residential colonies in Asia and consists of both DDA flats and private houses.

The colony boasts of an educated, urban population, well-connected transportation, and is home to some famous private schools.

Contents

Etymology

The name Janakpuri is also used to describe the Kingdom of Janaka, i.e. Mithila, whose daughter Sita married Lord Rama of Ramayana.

Markets

All the blocks of Janakpuri have at least one shopping center. Traditionally, the more popular markets in Janakpuri have been the C-4-E market and the B-1 super market. Lately, "The District Center" (near the B-1 periphery and Janakpuri West Metro Station) with its cinema multiplex(, multi-storeyed shopping-cum-office complexes, restaurants, book shops, fast-food outlets, gift stores, brand showrooms and a 5-star Hotel Hilton has emerged to become a prominent commercial hub in West Delhi.

Janakpuri hosts weekly produce markets at various locations each day of the week. On Wednesdays the weekly market is located on the road between A1 and A2 Blocks. The Friday market is between B1 and B3 Block, Saturday market in C4E Block. "Chhoti Sabzi Mandi" in B-Block is a big one-stop market for purchasing milk products, such as Khoya, Paneer, Ghee etc. Saturday Market is organised on the Road of C4D Block.

Education

Janakpuri is home to a large number of schools such as Government Schools, Lawrance Public School, St. Marks Secondary Public School, {A.E.S Janak Puri},St. Francis de Sales,ss mota singh, Kendriya Vidyalaya and D.T.E.A Senior Secondary Schools, Mira Model School, [Modern Era Convent], [Rich Harvest School], [Happy Model School] etc. It also has University Colleges, namely (Bharti College) and an private engineering college, the Maharaja Surajmal Institute. Additionally, there are several other private institutes in Janakpuri.

Places Of Worship

Janakpuri has a number of active and vibrant temples, gurdwaras, Churches and other places of worship. Some of the more prominent places of worship are the Kripa Dham, C4B Block Jai Mata Di Mandir of Smt. Pavitra Auntie Ji, the Sri Rajarajeshwari temple, the St. Gregorios Church, Gurudwara Baba Jorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the Ganesh Mandir and the Evangelical Church of India. One cannot go past the Kripa Dham without hearing the musical chanting of "Ram Ji Ram Ram". Janakpuri has a culture of unity in diversity as is evidenced by the rare and harmonious confluence of three different religious centers (a temple, a gurdwara and a church) right next to each other. It is perhaps a true representative community of the secular country that is India.

Hospitals

Janakpuri has a strong network of public health services such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pathological labs. Mata Channan Devi Hospital in C-1 is a multi-speciality tertiary hospital. Janakpuri is also served by the government-owned 640-bedded Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Hari Nagar. A 600-bedded government-owned super-specialty hospital has been constructed near C-2-B.

Transportation

Janakpuri has a well-established transportation infrastructure. It is well connected with other parts of the state by buses that are operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation and private operators. A privately-operated network of chartered buses transport people from almost all areas in Janakpuri to corporate offices in and around the National Capital Territory. In recent years, the Delhi Metro has grown at a rapid pace, with three metro-stations in Janakpuri (Uttam Nagar East, Janakpuri East and Janakpuri West) on the Dwarka-Noida line. It is of great service to the office-going and Delhi University commuters.

Central Jail Of India

Janakpuri also houses India's biggest jail, Tihar jail. This jail is also known for its ultra-tight security. Inside the jail, prisoners are taught various skills and manufacture products that are sold by Tihar Jail Trust.

References

Coordinates: 28°37′12″N 77°5′40″E / 28.62°N 77.09444°E / 28.62; 77.09444

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