Model Town (Delhi)

Model Town
—  subdistrict  —
Model Town
Location of Model Town
in Delhi
Coordinates 30°09′N 76°41′E / 30.15°N 76.683°E / 30.15; 76.683Coordinates: 30°09′N 76°41′E / 30.15°N 76.683°E / 30.15; 76.683
Country India
Territory Delhi
District(s) North West Delhi
Parliamentary constituency North West Delhi
Assembly constituency Model Town
Civic agency Municipal Corporation Of Delhi
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Model Town is a neighbourhood situated at Alipur Road near Delhi University in North West Delhi, India. Model Town is a large area and divided in blocks and sub colonies. It is one the three administrative divisions of the North West Delhi district, along with Saraswati Vihar and Narela.[1]

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Accessibility

To reach Model Town from ISBT, one should take a public transport going towards Azad Pur via Delhi University, Mall Road and Kingsway Camp (Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar) and (s)he shall arrive Model Town within fifteen minutes.

Neighborhoods

Azadpur, Pitampura, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Badli, Jahangirpuri, DR Mukherji Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Timarpur, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar and Delhi University.

Landmarks

Alpana Cinema (now closed) is situated near Model Town I Crossing which is not only one of the reputed Cinema Halls of Delhi but also a well known landmark of the area. Chhatrasal stadium is also situated opposite Model Town III in the area and was used for soccer matches during the Asian Games, held in Delhi, India in the 80s.. Model Town is connected by the Delhi Metro on the Vishwavidyalaya route and has one stop opposite Alpana Cinema (now closed).

Its actual postal address is only Model Town, however as it has 3 bus stops on the main road people use to often refer to the location of stop as a reference landmark (e.g. near Model Town 1st stop) which is now often referred as Model Town 1 or 2 or 3.

Model Town 1 has a beautiful lake called Nani Lake in the middle of the locality with boating facility and has a walking path around the lake for morning and evening walkers.This lake is maintained by the Delhi Tourism.

Model Town 2 crossing is also very famous area. GT Karnal Road which is going towards Karnal, a city in the state of Haryana is major landmark in this area. Kamla Nehru Ridge Crossing is a well known crossing in this area.

Historic Gurdwara Nanak Piao is also located near Model Town. This Gurdwara sahib is dedicated to the first Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev. The word "Piao" mean to "offer liquid to drink" and refers to the offering of water to all the thirsty who visited this shrine.

References

  1. ^ "North West District: Organisation Setup". Government of Delhi website. http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_northwest/North+West+District/Home/Organisation+Setup. 



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