Delhi Cantonment

Delhi Cantonment
Delhi Cantonment
—  district subdivision  —
Country India
Territory Delhi
District(s) South West
Population 124,452 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Delhi Cantonment (popularly referred to as Delhi Cantt) is one of the three statutory towns that make up the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Its population according to the 2001 Census was 124,452. It is managed by the Delhi Cantonment Board, which along with statutory bodies, the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC), and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) overlook the state.[1]



Cantonments in Delhi and Ahmedabad were originally established by the British Indian Army. Currently, the Delhi Cantonment houses the Indian Army Headquarters, Delhi Area; the Army Golf Course; the Defence Services Officers Institute; military housing; Army and Air Force Public Schools; and various other defence-related installations. The cantonment also houses the Army Research and Referral Hospital, a tertiary care medical center of the armed forces of India.

There is a railway station within the cantonment, Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, from where trains depart for various parts of the country.


Delhi Cantonment railway station

As of 2001 India census[2], Delhi Cantt. had a population of 124,452. Males constituted 61% of the population and females 39%. Delhi Cantt. has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83% and, female literacy is 68%. In Delhi Cantt., 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Delhi Cantonment railway station

Delhi Cantonment falls near Janakpuri area of New Delhi in the southwest district All the four major transport modes are easily accessible to the residents of nearby regions. Other nearby areas include the airport, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, Tilak Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Naraina, Janak Puri, Rajouri Garden, R K Puram, Shanti Niketan and Westend. Delhi Airport is within 5 kilometres from Delhi Cantonment. Delhi Cantt. itself has a huge railway station. All the trains plying from Delhi towards Rajasthan or Gujarat do stop here. This region is also served by the Janakpuri/ Tilak Nagar metro station under Delhi Metro. There are also DTC buses plying to different parts of Delhi and NCR.


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Coordinates: 28°36′N 77°08′E / 28.6°N 77.133°E / 28.6; 77.133

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