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Okhla
Okhla
(Old Canal Housing & Land Authority) is a Suburban
Suburban
colony near Okhla barrage
Okhla barrage
in South Delhi
Delhi
district located at Delhi
Delhi
border. It is more commonly known as Okhla
Okhla
Industrial Area (OIA) or Okhla Industrial Estate, an industrial suburb in South Delhi
Delhi
which is mainly divided into three Phases. Okhla
Okhla
has lent its name to the nearby planned township of NOIDA
NOIDA
(New Okhla
Okhla
Industrial Development Area).

Contents

1 About 2 History 3 Okhla
Okhla
Industrial Estate 4 Extension of Okhla

4.1 Phases

5 Overview 6 Neighborhoods 7 Wildlife Sanctuaries 8 Hospitals 9 Education 10 Public Gardens 11 Transport 12 Real estate 13 Further reading 14 See also 15 References

About[edit] Okhla
Okhla
is among one of the oldest villages in Delhi
Delhi
near the bank of Yamuna
Yamuna
river. This can be judged from the making of Okhla
Okhla
canal (Agra Canal) by Britrishers in 1874, presently known as Okhla
Okhla
Head. History[edit]

Agra Canal
Agra Canal
headworks at Okhla, 1871

The Okhla
Okhla
barrage, is a barrage, which was developed by British, is also the starting point of the Agra Canal
Agra Canal
built in 1874, today it is also the location of the Okhla
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 NEEDED The present campus of Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia Millia Islamia
university was established here in 1925. The Okhla
Okhla
Mandi is an important wholesale markets in Delhi, NSIC, IIIT Delhi, Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Meera Bai Institute of Technology, Kalkaji
Kalkaji
Temple, Lotus( Baha'i) Temple, Okhla
Okhla
vihar, Okhla
Okhla
Railway Station, Surya Hotel, C.C and the Okhla
Okhla
Water Works. Okhla
Okhla
Industrial Estate[edit] Okhla
Okhla
Industrial Estate, an industrial suburb of New Delhi
Delhi
in South Delhi
Delhi
was established by National Small Industries Corporation
National Small Industries Corporation
and was one of the 12 such estates being developed across India
India
to encourage small industries. Construction work at the site began in 1952 and it was finally inaugurated in 1958,[1][2] and in time became synonymous to growth of small scale industries in region. Today it is divided in three phases.[3] The Okhla
Okhla
village became an important theatre centre of Delhi
Delhi
in the 1950s, when veteran theater director, started establish " Okhla
Okhla
Theatre" here, using many local artists as actors, starting longing tradition of theater here. Extension of Okhla[edit] Apart from Industrial Estate, Okhla
Okhla
also has an extension of residential area which includes Zakir Nagar, Batla House, Jogabai and Jogabai Extension, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla
Okhla
Head, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh, Okhla
Okhla
Vihar, Johri Farm, Noor Nagar, Gaffar Manzil etc. and includes the colonies situated on the bank of river Yamuna. Phases[edit]

Okhla
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
Okhla
Industrial Estate Ph 3

The Okhla
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. Overview[edit] The whole industrial area is named after the main area Okhla
Okhla
Village, in South Delhi, with nearby areas now as its own parts like Batla House, Okhla
Okhla
Vihar, Zakir Nagar, Zakir Bagh, Jamia Nagar, Abul Fazal Enclave, Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Colony, and Kalindi Kunj. The Okhla
Okhla
area has a high density of Muslim
Muslim
population areas of Delhi, and show high linguistic literacy rate.[4] It is a state assembly constituency part of the South Delhi
Delhi
Lok Sabha constituency. Neighborhoods[edit] 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
Okhla
Vihar, Ghaffar Manzil Colony, Haji colony, Batla House Ishwar Nagar and Harkesh Nagar (a village attached with Okhla
Okhla
Phase 2 & 3). Wildlife Sanctuaries[edit]

Okhla
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[edit] 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. Education[edit] 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
Okhla
that help student in preparation for various entrance exam & test. The Scholar School is one of the best school's in Okhla Public Gardens[edit] 1. Kalindi Kunj, Okhla
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
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 Okhla
Okhla
Village. 5.Campus Jamia hill cover by the forest surrounded by Noor Nagar, Ghaffar Manzil, Jamia Girls Hostel Transport[edit] 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
Nehru Place
and Connaught Place are not far and even the inland container terminal of the Container Corporation of India
India
is also close at hand. Okhla
Okhla
is also connected to the Delhi
Delhi
Metro Network. The okhla metro station on the Violet Line ( Delhi
Delhi
Metro) is near Harkesh Nagar in Phase-II. According to DMRC PHASE-3 Project Okhla
Okhla
main would be connected with Delhi
Delhi
Metro Rail. These Station will be Jamia Nagar, Okhla
Okhla
Vihar/Abul Fazal Enclave, Jasola/shaheen bagh and Kalindi Kunj. Real estate[edit] 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. Further reading[edit]

Ram, Paras (1967). A study of the export potential of Okhla
Okhla
industrial estate. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. 

See also[edit]

Kaushalya Dam
Kaushalya Dam
in Pinjore Bhakra Dam Hathni Kund Barrage Tajewala Barrage Surajkund
Surajkund
barrage List of National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries of Haryana, India

References[edit]

^ Jain, L. C. (1998). The city of hope: the Faridabad
Faridabad
story. Concept Publishing Company. p. 100. ISBN 81-7022-748-8.  ^ Prasad, Rajendra (1995). Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Correspondence and Select Documents, Vol. 6. Allied Publishers. ISBN 81-7023-002-0. March 21, 1958  ^ Bandyopadhyaya, Kalyani (1969). Industrialization through industrial estates: a pattern of economic decentralization. Bookland. p. 94.  ^ Ahmad, Aijazuddin; Hamdard Education Society (1993). Muslims in India: National capital territory of Delhi. Inter- India
India
Publications. pp. 111–112. ISBN 81-210-0346-6. 

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