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A central location

The locality of Rajendra Nagar,named after Dr. Rajendra Prasad,the first President of the country,enjoys all major facilities and has a marvelous connectivity.

Written by Himani Chandna | Published: July 4, 2009 3:45:24 am

The locality of Rajendra Nagar,named after Dr. Rajendra Prasad,the first President of the country,enjoys all major facilities and has a marvelous connectivity. Although this colony falls under West Delhi but it is almost located in the central part of the city. It is bordered by the Central Ridge Protected Forest on the east and south,IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute) on the west,and Karol Bagh on the north. The drive to Connaught Place,heart of Delhi,from here will take merely 10 to 15 minutes.

Moreover,Indira Gandhi International Air port and New Delhi Railway Station are easily approachable. Due to this,the colony caters variety of hotels for local as well as foreign tourists. Hotel Jaypee Siddharth,a five star rated hotel,is also in the vicinity. The colony is divided into “new” and “old” portions by Shankar Road in the middle. Old Rajendra Nagar comprises of the narrow lanes and by lanes with approximate plot size of 85 square yard whereas New Rajendra Nagar flaunts posh bungalows of 300 square yard and plenty of parks. One common park for both of these areas is the Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park which is situated in southern part of the Delhi ridge and is very close to this place.

When it comes to shopping,this place provides a long list of worthy options. Besides having the big and affordable Shankar Road,Bara Bazar and DDA Market,Karol Bagh-one of the main shopping hubs of West Delhi,is just adjacent to this colony. Shankar Road and Karol Bagh,both markets will fetch branded as well as local products. On the front of medical infrastructure also,the area does not loiter behind. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital – one of the city’s best- falls under Rajendra Nagar area. BL Kapur Memorial -a super speciality hospital is also present in the locality. This place enjoys the excellent location and further,the metro connectivity adds some more feathers on its cap. This colony enjoys two metro stations,one being Rajendra Place and the other one is Karol Bagh.

No big developer is constructing any new property here but Old Rajendra Nagar is mushrooming with builder floors by small-time builders. Here the rate of property is around Rs 7000 per square feet whereas property in New Rajendra Nagar comes along a price tag of approximately 9000 per sq ft. “The colony yields a 3-BHK house within the bracket of Rs.12000-18000. The rate at which the commercial market space could be hired is Rs. 200 per sq ft approximately for DDA market and Rs 300 per sq ft for Shankar Road market,” tells Pradeep Mishra,Property Consultant,Sainik Farms.

Some of the commercial complexes close to this area are Rajendra Place,Gopala Tower,Prabhat Kiran,Gagandeep and Rajendra Bhawan where lease rate is around Rs 60 per sq ft.

The colony provides all major facilities stretching from junk food corners to super specialty hospital,respectable schools to women colleges but the colony fails to provide parking space to its residents,especially in Old Rajendra Nagar. “Congested roads exaggerate the problem of parking and sometimes become the reason of rift. Due to increase in builder floors at least three families live under same address and share a common parking which further tightens the already narrow lanes. Even relatives and visitors find it difficult to park the car,” says Krishan Kumar Mendirrata,a resident of Old Rajendra Nagar. Though water and electricity shortages being a common problem,still persist,this place is one of the best options to live if one hates driving long distances in Delhi.

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