Is Dwarka the New South Delhi ?
May 19, 2016
The transformation of Dwarka from being an underdeveloped and desolate locality to become one of the most sought after areas of New Delhi remains a stunning example of urban development. It is named after the legendary Dwarka Kingdom of Lord Krishna. Parts of present day Dwarka, historically known as Pappan Kalan, (a name that dates back to Moghul times), are currently being developed by the Delhi Development Authority under the ‘ Urban Expansion Projects’.
Today Dwarka is one of Asia’s largest residential neighborhoods boasting of impressive infrastructure, urban amenities and cultural and recreational attractions for its residents. Dwarka, which is now referred to as a sub-city, is located conveniently close to Gurgaon – a leading financial and industrial hub in the country.
Accessibility to key locations in the mother city through a robust road network and the metro rail are huge factors in making Dwarka a destination of choice. There are 8 metro stations in Dwarka. The Airport Express Line connecting the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station to Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport is supposed to have reduced travel time to an unbeatable 3 minutes!
Dwarka is all set to house a diplomatic complex in a sprawling area of 34 hectares along the lines of Shanti Path. More than 60 missions are currently based in Chanakyapuri. However embassies of another 40 countries including Egypt, Croatia, Serbia and Zimbabwe which have been operating out of rented premises will now get allotment in the new complex on a priority basis.
The addition of a diplomatic enclave ,the construction of the much anticipated Dwarka Expressway and the recent plan approved by the PMO for a State-of-the-art, world-class Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre all firmly endorse Dwarka’s status as a 21st century sub-city.