Pitam Pura

Pitampura is a residential area in North West Delhi district of Delhi, India. It is located within Rohini. It is a planned neighbourhood developed by the DDA in the 1980s, and Pitampura TV Tower, was built in 1988.[1] Dilli Haat Pitampura is also situated near the TV tower.[2] Situated West -part of Delhi, it is an upscale residential, commercial and retail centre. The area is encompassed between Outer and Inner Ring Roads, NH-1 and Rohtak Road. It has two wards, Pitampura and Pitampura North, under the Rohini zone of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).[3]

Pitam Pura

Pitampura
subdistrict
Pitampura TV Tower, built in 1988
Pitam Pura is located in Delhi
Pitam Pura
Pitam Pura
Pitam Pura is located in India
Pitam Pura
Pitam Pura
Coordinates: 28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222Coordinates: 28°42′11″N 77°7′56″E / 28.70306°N 77.13222°E / 28.70306; 77.13222
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictWest Delhi
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation of Delhi
Population
 • Total6.5 Million
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
110034
Telephone code011
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation of Delhi

It is serviced by the Pitam Pura, Kohat Enclave and Netaji Subhash Place metro station of Delhi Metro's Red Line.

OverviewEdit

It is home to many government servants from central administrative services. This locality got its name from the "Pitampura Village" located near Madhuban Chowk, this village's history is around 400–500 years old. It was developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in 1980s.[4]

Pitampura also has plotted houses developed by the DDA. North Pitampura is divided into AU, BU, CU, DU, EU, F1U, GU, HU, JU, KU, LU, MU, NU, PU blocks etc. and it also has Co-Operative housing societies like Maurya Enclave, Saraswati Vihar, Lok Vihar, Kohat Enclave, Kapil Vihar, Deepali Enclave, Pushpanjali Enclave, Tarun Enclave, Vasudha Enclave, Rajdhani Enclave,"'Chanderlok Enclave"', Sainik Vihar, Vishakha Enclave, Maurya Enclave, West Enclave etc. In addition, there are plenty of flatted societies like Rajasthali Apartments, Mandakini Apartments, Madhuban Apartments, Income Tax Colony, Ashiana, Xavier Apartments, Vidya Vihar.

Delhi's second Dilli Haat, a traditional food and crafts bazaar, was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) in Pitampura, close to Pitampura TV Tower and spread over 7.2 hectares, started in 2003, and opened in April 2008.[5] On 5 October 2011 Indian celebrity illusionist and magician Rajesh Kumar vanished this 235 mt TV Tower in the broad daylight for a live audience for the promotion of a Magic Festival which was organised by Delhi Tourism on 7–9 October 2011.[6] It is one of the most expensive and posh places to live in Delhi or North Delhi with the lush neighborhood. Delhi Development Authority has developed a new HIG Housing Complex near TV Tower, as a part of its "DDA Housing Scheme-2008".[7]

Pitampura also attracts people from all over Delhi for shopping due to many high-class brands present and the presence of Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, a place to hang out. It is also a hub to many jewelry shops like Tanishq, Kalyan jewelers, PC Jewelers, etc.

AttractionsEdit

The various major attractions of the region are-

  • Dilli Haat Pitam Pura
  • Pitampura TV Tower
  • District Park
  • Pitampura Club
  • Netaji Subhash Place
  • Hotel City Park
  • Fun Cinemas(Now Cinepolis)
  • Max Hospital
  • Premsay Bakers (JD Market)
  • Samosa Junction
  • Shake Eat Up
  • Velocity Fitness Clinic
  • Pahwa Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sai Baba Mandir
  • Kali Mata Mandir
  • Pitampura village
  • Gopal Mandir
  • Movie Time Pitampura
  • Kalyan Jewelers
  • Barbeque-Nation
  • Giri Momos
  • Laser toners ( treasure enterprises)

EducationEdit

 
Delhi School of Business - A Leading PGDM College in Delhi

Several schools, colleges and vocational training institutes are growing in number here. One of those big ones is Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, popular for Bachelor of Business Economics (BBE), Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Keshav Mahavidyalaya, popular for Bachelor of Psychology & Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and the other is Kasturba Polytechnic For Women. Students across the country come here for higher studies.

Shopping and entertainmentEdit

With the advent of shopping malls and retail outlets of world-renowned brands and designer labels, like Gold Souk, Pacific Mall, M2K Cinemas, PVR, Fun Republic, Pitampura has developed really well, resulting in a skyrocketing of the real estate prices in the area. Pitampura also has some High-Class hotels like "Hotel City Park" and even otherwise. Also, Netaji Subash Place (NSP), which is a hangout hub for Delhiites comes under Pitampura. There is a local market in Pitampura which is called Rani Bagh market where people generally shop for fresh produce of fruits and vegetables, along with clothes and things needed at home, like utensils. It is a crowded place but the goods are really affordable.

Dilli Haat (Pitampura)Edit

Dilli Haat at Pitam Pura, north-west Delhi, near the TV Tower, is the second of its kind project of Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation. The success of the Dilli Haat at the INA market encouraged the DITDC to open another, bigger and better Dilli Haat, at Pitampura.

The Pitampura Haat, like its progenitor at the INA market, will showcase tribal art and craft, culture, cuisine, music, as well as the essence of street culture. The gateway to the Haat will serve as a street plaza. Vendors selling everything from paper toys and balloons to popcorn will get space on the walkway, giving a feel of Delhi’s street culture.

There is to be a spice court that will allow shoppers to pick up authentic spices. Right next to it is the art court comprising an exhibition and art gallery space. The craft shops have been organized in two blocks along a central axis. At the rear of the Haat there is an amphitheater and food court, but to reach the food court you will have to walk through the craft stores. It is a clever way of attracting people to buy as these food stalls attract the maximum crowd.

 
Pitampura TV tower as seen from Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi

AccessibilityEdit

As many as three Delhi Metro Stations - Netaji Subhash Place, Kohat Enclave and Pitampura, cover this locality.

It is very close to Rohini, Rani Bagh, Model Town, Shalimar Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Lawrence Road areas. Pitampura has many housing colonies like SD-Tower Apartments (known for the largest Super HIG flats by DDA and also for its nearness to Netaji Subhash district center and TV Tower), Vaishali, Saraswati Vihar (the largest colony of Pitampura), Lok Vihar, Ajay Apartments, Apna Ghar Society, Bank Vihar, I.D.P.L. Colony, Kohat Enclave, Rohit Kunj, Sandesh Vihar, Jhulelal Apartments, Engineer's Enclave, Harsh Vihar, Kapil Vihar, Vishakha Enclave, Maurya Enclave etc. These societies have various facilities like community centers, central parks and parking lots.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Travel Delhi, India. MobileReference. 2007. ISBN 1-60501-051-0.
  2. ^ Dilli Haat Delhi Tourism.
  3. ^ List of Councillors / Elected Members: Zone : Rohini Zone Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  4. ^ Viswambhar Nath (2007). "Delhi". Urbanization, urban development, and metropolitan cities in India. Concept Publishing Company. p. 251. ISBN 81-8069-412-7.
  5. ^ Sabharwal, Manish (1 November 2003). "Dilli Haat now in Pitampura". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. ^ "CM inaugurates Pitampura Haat". Indian Express. 14 April 2008. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012.
  7. ^ "DDA launching new housing scheme soon". The Hindu. 2 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Schools in North Delhi". Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.

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