Mayur Vihar

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Mayur Vihar
neighbourhood
Mayur Vihar from Metro Station
Mayur Vihar is located in Delhi
Mayur Vihar
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992
Country India
StateDelhi
DistrictEast Delhi
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest cityNew Delhi
Lok Sabha constituencyEast Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMayur Vihar
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi
 
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Mayur Vihar
neighbourhood
Mayur Vihar from Metro Station
Mayur Vihar is located in Delhi
Mayur Vihar
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992
Country India
StateDelhi
DistrictEast Delhi
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest cityNew Delhi
Lok Sabha constituencyEast Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMayur Vihar
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi

Mayur Vihar is a residential area in East Delhi. It is situated across the Yamuna River of the main city of Delhi. Mayur Vihar, as the name suggests, is the dwelling (vihar) of the peacock (Mayur). It is a posh area in East Delhi. It has its own shopping complexes and 2 shopping malls. Many more are planned.

The XIX Commonwealth Games village is also very close by.[1] This is also boosted by the fact that a great part of Mayur Vihar is connected to the Delhi Metro.[2] Mayur Vihar is a relatively recent development of Delhi. It has been developed in three phases. It has a good connectivity of buses with good frequency to the rest of Delhi.

Mayur Vihar Phase I[edit]

It is situated between Pandavnagar, Old Patparganj, Trilokpuri, Chilla Village, Chilla DDA Janata Flats and River Yamuna. Phase-I has DDA flats (organized into Pockets I-V) and Housing Co-Operative Society Buildings (e.g., Hindustan Apartments, CGHS Apartments). First immigrants to Phase I were mainly in Pocket III and Pocket I in early 1980s. Later, Pocket II, Pocket IV (near metro station) and Pocket V were developed. The nearest village is known as Chilla Gaaon that is now surrounded by housing societies' apartment buildings. Sadar Apartments is one of the oldest apartments in the locality.

Another Hindu temple is Shri Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir Society (http://www.sssvm.in) which was registered in June 1990 in Pocket - IV, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Delhi - 110091. In 1996, action was taken to construct a proper permanent Sannadhi for housing Lord Vinayaka, as the Principal Deity. Thus the primary structure came into being, having First Floor and Vimanam (Panch-Dala) erected thereon. Kumbabishekam was performed in February 1997. In 1991, 2 more Sannadhis, one for Navagrahas and the other for Lord Hanuman were added. In 1997, in keeping with the general sentiments of the devotees, one more Sannadhi for Shiv Parivar was added to commence regular Pradosh-Kala Pujas for Lord Shiva. In the same year, the temple was sanctified with the venerable presence of Great Spiritual Gurus (3 Sankaracharyas) simultaneously who performed Abhishekam for the deity, by their own hands. In 2005, another important decision was taken to construct an exclusive Sannadhi for Lord Subrahmanya (Murugar) for which construction was commenced. [1]

Other places of worship includes a Sikh Gurdwara and Shirdi Sai Temple. The Sikh Gurdwara on the east side of Pocket III near police station was burnt during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Gurdwara has been repaired and restored now. Opposite of Gurudwara Bengali community Kali Temple is situated name as Kali Bari Mayur Vihar Samity. The Bengali Community perform Durga Puja which is well known in Delhi.

Mayur Vihar Pocket I Office and Shopping Complex

Some parts of Mayur Vihar Phase I however have been commercialized. The most popular market area is the 'Acharya Niketan' market which houses brands of various commodities. One day of the week (typically a day when shops are closed), an evening market is organized where local residents can buy vegetables and other day-to-day things. More contemporary shopping mall (Star City) has various clothing stores (Reliance Retail) and restaurants as the major attraction.

Mayur Vihar Phase I is a green area with many parks and gardens. Local residents can be seen doing exercises in the morning, playing cards (by senior citizens) and cricket by youngsters during the day. One can find a large number of retired people living in this place. Prior to 1985 the people came here and bought houses at a very low cost; now the prices have gone up due to the coming of Metro and other amenities in the area. Pocket V of the mayur Vihar was latest colony allotted and developed by the DDA. It is on the Main Mother Dairy Road just opp to Sanjay Lake.

Education[edit]

Following are the preschools in Mayur Vihar Phase - I

Schools in Mayur Vihar Phase - I

Mayur Vihar Phase II[edit]

Mayur Vihar Phase-II is situated adjacent to East Vinod Nagar, Sanjay Lake Park and Kalyan Vas Janta Flats. It was set up in 1984. Phase II was designed in 1984 in a way that each flat/apartment faces a park or green belt.

Sanjay Jheel Park increases the aesthetic sense of this complex. The whole area is divided into "pockets" alphabetically named A, B, C, D, E and F. Phase II has shopping markets developed by DDA in Pockets C, A and E. In addition, Pocket B has a Local Shopping Complex. Residents have easy access to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, diagnostic labs, and chemist shops. Beside, Bal Bhavan Public School, in Pocket-B, residents have access to other public schools in East Delhi.

Phase II has many religious institutions. Neelam Mata Temple constitute the landmarks of Mayur Vihar, Phase-II. Beside Hindu temple, there is a Masjid, and a Gurudwara for the residents. All Pockets have their own Resident Welfare Association (RWA) which work for the development and upkeep of their area for residents.

Phase II has acquired a cosmopolitan character over the years. It has a sizeable population of individuals from diverse religious groups and regions of India. It offers rich multi-cultural environment and rich diversity unique in its kind to the people living in the place.

Approximate Distances: CP:12 km, Noida 7 km, Maharani Bagh: 9 km, Laxmi Nagar: 5 km, New Delhi Railway Station: 12 km, Old Delhi Railway Station: 12 km, Nizam-Ud-Din Railway Station and Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal: 7 km, Maharana Pratap ISBT: 12 km, Anand Vihar ISBT and Railway Station: 7 km, Airport: 35 km.

Mayur Vihar Phase III[edit]

Mayur Vihar Phase-III is located close to NOIDA border on one side, Kondli and Kalyanpuri on the other side. The LIG Flats are divided into 3 Pockets, A-1, A-2, A-3. Also HIG complex is named as SFS Flats and pockets are named from A-D. Other than this, MIG housing complexes are also situated here. They are named in sequences of pocket-1-6. Inside the MIG complex is the expandable LIG housing which is pocket-2,4.

New MIG Flats, SDFGDFGDFGDFGSector-G is a newly developed society with around 480 flats and is located just opposite to SFS flats, pocket D. Nearby Landmarks are HDFC Bank, Smriti Vana and Indane Gas Agency. One should know that there is difference in 'MIG Flats' and 'NEW MIG FLATS' Click here to locate New MIG Flats

There are three villages in M.V.P. 3 Dallupura, Kondli and Gharoli. Villages are also dominated with gurjar dedha gotra.

It is nearby Maharaja Agrasain College D.U.

Mayur Vihar-3 also consists of Janta Housing Complexes which lie near the main bus stand. They are numbered from B1-8 and C1-2, etc.

Mayur Vihar-3 can be accessed by three main entrances. One of the main entrances is via the NOIDA mod near to Sector 11 Noida, which is also called NEW Kondli mod. It provides access to both NOIDA as well as Delhi, towards Vasundhara Enclave. The second one connects Mayur Vihar-3 via Kondli-Gharoli dairy farm towards Kalyan Puri. The third one is via Sector 11 Noida which connects Noida Sector-12/22 with Mayur Vihar-3. It can also be reached via the barren land lying between Ghazipur and the proposed paper mart site.

Kondli[edit]

Just adjacent to Mayur Vihar Phase 3

The main bus stand of Mayur Vihar-3 is located near Ryan International School. It is well connected by buses to other parts of Delhi. It is home to a large population of south Indians, particularly Keralites. It also boasts of its residential diversity in numerous Bengalis, Punjabis, Garhwalis, Biharis, etc. settled here.

Mayur Vihar-3 has a central market located near A-2 (LIG Flats) in GD Colony.

Other newly opened banks in the area are: Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, DCB, Axis bank, BOB, BOM and HDFC Bank. The Phase-3 Market is one stop shop for everyday household items as well as clothes and accessories.

A proposed paper mart has been in construction and it is said that Mayur Vihar-3 will be connected in the coming days to Ghaziabad as well.

The place is known for its grand celebrations (mostly South Indian in nature) throughout the year.

One characteristic of Mayur Vihar-3 is that it boasts of some of the good schools in Delhi like Vidya Bal Bhawan Sr Sec School, St. Mary's Senior Secondary School, Bharti Public School, Salwan Public School. Availability of a number of schools within the residential pockets makes it an attractive area for the middle class. The ambiance and the surrounding areas of Mayur Vihar-3 needs a lot more attention.

Places of religious interests in the area include:

Hanuman Mandir in GD Colony, Shiv Mandir in GD Colony, Sai Baba Mandir in A-2 Pocket

Ishta Siddhi Vinayaka Temple for Tamil people in Pocket A-2, Kali Bari temples in Pocket A-1 and A-2 for Bengalis, Sri Dharmashaastha (Ayyappa) temple in pocket C-2 for keralites, Church of Assumption Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (For Keralites) - 154-B Pocket A-2, St James Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (For Keralites) Pocket A-1, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church (For Keralites) Pocket A-1, St Stephens Marthoma Church (For Keralites) Pocket A2, Mother of Perpetual Succour Latin Catholic Church, St. George's Malankara Catholic Church (For Keralites), Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha Pocket A-2, Jain Temple in Janta Flats, Masjid in GD Colony.

Because of the multi-lingual composition of the population, this colony wears, to some extent, a semblance of metropolitan accommodation of difference of tongues which is uncharacteristic of Delhi, practically a monolingual city.

Mayur Vihar-3 also consists of Janta Housing Complexes which lie near the MTNL telephone exchange. They are numbered from POCKET B1(1A TO 32H

References[edit]

1.https://www.facebook.com/MayurViharPhaseIYoungAssociationGroup

The surrounding areas of Noida, Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Khoda colony make this area very unsafe for the residents. Chain snatching, Heaps of garbage dumps and broken roads, illegal parking of private vehicles on road are very nucence to this area. The apathy of the people coming particularly of middle and upper middle class makes the jobs of Govt agencies like MCD, DTP and other easy with no one to question them.