Okhla (Old Canal Housing & Land Authority) is a
Okhla barrage in South
Delhi district located at
Delhi border. It
is more commonly known as
Okhla Industrial Area (OIA) or Okhla
Industrial Estate, an industrial suburb in South
Delhi which is mainly
divided into three Phases.
Okhla has lent its name to the nearby
planned township of
Okhla Industrial Development Area).
Okhla Industrial Estate
4 Extension of Okhla
7 Wildlife Sanctuaries
10 Public Gardens
12 Real estate
13 Further reading
14 See also
Okhla is among one of the oldest villages in
Delhi near the bank of
Yamuna river. This can be judged from the making of
Okhla canal (Agra
Canal) by Britrishers in 1874, presently known as
Agra Canal headworks at Okhla, 1871
Okhla barrage, is a barrage, which was developed by British, is
also the starting point of the
Agra Canal built in 1874, today it is
also the location of the
Okhla Bird Sanctuary, and further down the
canal towards Agra, the Keetham Lake, National Bird Sanctuary. OKHLA
is an acronym for Old Kanal Housing & Land Authority. K for Canal
was used since CH would have a different sound. Template:CITATION
The present campus of
Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia Millia Islamia university was established
here in 1925. The
Okhla Mandi is an important wholesale markets in
Delhi, NSIC, IIIT Delhi, Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College,
Meera Bai Institute of Technology,
Kalkaji Temple, Lotus( Baha'i)
Okhla Railway Station, Surya Hotel, C.C and the
Okhla Water Works.
Okhla Industrial Estate
Okhla Industrial Estate, an industrial suburb of New
Delhi in South
Delhi was established by
National Small Industries Corporation
National Small Industries Corporation and was
one of the 12 such estates being developed across
India to encourage
small industries. Construction work at the site began in 1952 and it
was finally inaugurated in 1958, and in time became synonymous
to growth of small scale industries in region. Today it is divided in
three phases. The
Okhla village became an important theatre centre
Delhi in the 1950s, when veteran theater director, started
Okhla Theatre" here, using many local artists as actors,
starting longing tradition of theater here.
Extension of Okhla
Apart from Industrial Estate,
Okhla also has an extension of
residential area which includes Zakir Nagar, Batla House, Jogabai and
Jogabai Extension, Abul Fazal Enclave,
Okhla Head, Jamia Nagar,
Okhla Vihar, Johri Farm, Noor Nagar, Gaffar Manzil etc.
and includes the colonies situated on the bank of river Yamuna.
Okhla Industrial Phase I and Phase II is one of the 28 notified
industrial areas of Delhi, as per the Master Plan of 2001. And revenue
earners from this base include ready-made garment exporters and
leather garment exporters, besides other segments of industry such as
pharmaceutical manufacturing units, plastic and packaging industries,
printing presses, machinery manufacturers, call center, MNCs Office,
Bank and others
Okhla Industrial Estate Ph 3
Okhla Industrial Estate or Phase III spreads over 110 acres
(0.45 km2) and is a modest industrial beginning laid out British
architect Mr Walter George, also famous for the planning and
construction of Parliament House, North and South Blocks.
Today, there are a host of MNCs, Call center, BPO, Showrooms and Media
Group operations in the area.
The whole industrial area is named after the main area
in South Delhi, with nearby areas now as its own parts like Batla
Okhla Vihar, Zakir Nagar, Zakir Bagh, Jamia Nagar, Abul Fazal
Enclave, Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Colony, and Kalindi Kunj.
Okhla area has a high density of
Muslim population areas of Delhi,
and show high linguistic literacy rate. It is a state assembly
constituency part of the South
Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
East of Kailash, New Friends Colony, Nehru Place, Kalkaji, Abul Fazal
Enclave, Sukhdev Vihar, Greater Kailash, Govindpuri, Sriniwaspuri,
Tuglakabad, Sarita Vihar, Jasola, Shaheen Bagh, Jaitpur, Madanpur,
Badarpur, Zakir Nagar,
Okhla Vihar, Ghaffar Manzil Colony, Haji
colony, Batla House Ishwar Nagar and Harkesh Nagar (a village attached
Okhla Phase 2 & 3).
Okhla Bird Sanctuary, a Bird Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, where during
the month of September thousands of migratory birds including
shovellers, pintail, common teal, gadwall and blue winged teal visit
the area and is ideal for nature lovers.
Hospitals in the area include
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital and Fortis
Escort Heart Hospital, Al-shifa multi speciality Hospital, Holy Family
Hospital, M.A Ansari Health Center.
Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia Millia Islamia University located in Okhla. SAYEED EDUCATION
CENTRE(the institute of mathematics ) is one of the best institute in
OKHLA Other various small institute also present in
Okhla that help
student in preparation for various entrance exam & test. The
Scholar School is one of the best school's in Okhla
1. Kalindi Kunj,
Okhla Head is the most famous public garden close to
the river of Yamuna. The main attractions are the fountains adorned
with colorful lights. A large number of tourists arrive in the evening
to enjoy the scenic view of the fountains.
Delhi Ride Park also open
in kalindi kunj park (also known as 9 Number Park)
2. Ashoka Park adjacent to Zakir Nagar near New Friends Colony.
3. Tikona Park near Malik Electronics, Zakir Nagar.
4. Tikona Park near
5.Campus Jamia hill cover by the forest surrounded by Noor Nagar,
Ghaffar Manzil, Jamia Girls Hostel
It is well connected by road and rail and is not far from the airport,
as it is located in the centre of the National Capital Territory.
Business districts such as
Nehru Place and Connaught Place are not far
and even the inland container terminal of the Container Corporation of
India is also close at hand.
Okhla is also connected to the
Delhi Metro Network. The okhla metro
station on the Violet Line (
Delhi Metro) is near Harkesh Nagar in
Phase-II. According to DMRC PHASE-3 Project
Okhla main would be
Delhi Metro Rail. These Station will be Jamia Nagar,
Okhla Vihar/Abul Fazal Enclave, Jasola/shaheen bagh and Kalindi Kunj.
The entire Industrial Area Phase-1,2 and 3 allotted by DDA, DSIDC and
Directorate of Industries, this area known for Industrial
establishments however In result private builders and Govt real estate
company NBCC as well DLF, involve in to the vicinity their commercial
and hotel project in the Area, being a prime locality of South Delhi
most economical place in the capital Indian business houses as well
MNCs and investor have interest in this vicinity, two Metro station
connectivity and underpass connected Mathura Road become a strong
point for locality. due to small and medium size industrial and
commercial establishments and great connectivity by bus as well as
metro it attracts both medium entrepreneurs and corporate.
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Kaushalya Dam in Pinjore
Hathni Kund Barrage
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Neighbourhoods of Delhi
Dwarka Sub City
New Friends Colony
New Moti Bagh
Shiv Ram Park
West Patel Nagar
Coordinates: 28°34′N 77°17′E / 28.567°N 77.283°E /