Mayur Vihar


Mayur Vihar
Mayur Vihar
—  neighbourhood  —
Coordinates
Country India
Territory Delhi
District(s) East Delhi
Nearest city New Delhi
Parliamentary constituency East Delhi
Assembly constituency Mayur Vihar
Civic agency Municipal Corporation Of Delhi
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

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 coming up soon.

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.

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Mayur Vihar Phase I

It is situated between Pandavnagar , Old Patparganj, Trilokpuri, Chilla Village, Chilla DDA Janata Flats and River Yamuna. Mayur Vihar Phase-1 is used to refer to the Housing Co-Operative Society Buildings, DDA flats. There are a number of educational coaching institutes exist for medical and engineering entrance exam preparation like Resonance, Aakash Institute, Narayana IIT & PMT Academy, Brilliant Tutorials etc.

The DDA flats here are organized into five pockets, named numerically from One to Five. Mayur Vihar Phase I houses the famous Uttara Guruvayoorappan Temple which is built on the exact lines of the most famous shrine[1][2] of Kerala. This is a landmark which on its own lends the colony a unique character. People from all over the city visit this temple.

Some parts of Mayur Vihar Phase I however have been crassly commercialized. The Bengali Community perform Durga Puja near Ahlcon Public School/beside Supreme Enclave organised by Milani Club.It is one of the best in Delhi. The most popular market area is the 'Acharya Niketan' market which houses brands of various commodities.

There is a "Sri Ram Temple" temple in Pocket-I. This is one of the first temple that came up in the area. Sri Ram Temple is the place where community events of the area take place. Every year Ramlila is performed by Mayur Youth Club in this temple

In Mayur Vihar Phase-1 has a 'famous South Indian Sree Krishna Temple known as Uttara Guruvayoorappan Temple'. It is a replica of Guruvayoorappan Temple of Kerala. The temple conduct the annual ULSAVAM from 18 August Every year. The annual ritual starts with kodiyettam and ends with kodiyirakkam The temple also offer charity medical attention for the needy. The medical centre behind the temple is called "Sri Krishna Medical Centre".

Also, there is a Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, known as the Shirdi Sai Temple Mayur Vihar Phase 1, which is walking distance from ASN School and Star City shopping mall is Located near OCS Apartments. The mall has a few restaurants and multiple stores including Reliance Retail as the major attraction.

Mayur Vihar phase one is a green area with many parks and gardens. Mayur Vihar is a place with many shopping malls.

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One can find a large number of retired people living in this place. The park adjacent to Vasant Apartments helps all the old people to enjoy morning walks every day and young ones to play with friends.For various activities, Riverside Recreation and Sports Club is present where people can enjoy doing various activities ,from playing table tennis to swimming and gymming. Prior to 1985 the people came here and bought houses at a very low cost and now the prices have gone up due to the coming of Metro and other amenities in the area. Ashiana Apartments is the latest addition.

Sneha Singh was the founder member of OCS Society. She has regularly contributed towards development of her house.

Mayur Vihar Phase II

Mayur Vihar Phase-II is a DDA colony situated in East Delhi adjacent to East Vinod Nagar, Sanjay Jheel Park and Kalyan Vas Janta Flats. It was set up in 1984. One characteristic of flats in this area is that each is planned to face a park or green belt. While driving on NH-24 from Nizam-Ud-Din bridge towards UP, there is a right turn exactly after 5.5 km from ring road for the road going to Phase-II.

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. There are DDA markets in Pockets C, A and E. Also, alongside Pocket B is the Local Shopping Complex. Residents have easy access to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Bimla Devi Hospital, Nursing Homes, Clinics, Diagnostic Labs, and Chemist shops. Many schools of Delhi operate buses so that students from here can be picked up. Bal Bhavan Public School in Pocket-B and Neelam Mata Temple constitute the landmarks of Mayur Vihar, Phase-II. Also, there are Muslim graveyard, Masjid and 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.

Some prominent schools are Bal Bhavan Public School, MCD Senior Secondary School, and Government Sarvodaya Senior Secondary School. (Mayur Vihar Phase-II has many more primary schools.) Mayur Vihar Phase II is also home to Shopping Hub, located at heart of Mayur Vihar Phase-II which has 8 Banks and ATMs, Caffe Coffe Day, Driving School, Eateries and other businesses.

It is one of richest and posh colonies. Many affluent people live here.The place has acquired a cosmopolitan character over the years. It has a sizeable population of Hindus, Ravidassias, South Indians, like Tamilians, Malayalees, Kannadigas, and Telugus, and also others such as Oriyas and Bengalis, in addition to the staple Punjabi population of several Delhi colonies. Because of this cosmopolitan mix, it has places of worship for all communities. There is a Karunya Mahaganapathi Temple which is visited by South Indians from all over Delhi and is highly popular. It hosts Carnatic Classical concerts throughout the year. Over the last few years, the real estate value of properties in Mayur Vihar Phase II has more than tripled and it is considered one of the best localities in Delhi, considering its proximity to the city centre, safety and security, attitude of the residents, abundant parks (over 30 in number in addition to the Sanjay Lake Park), cosmopolitan character, and connectivity. Mayur Vihar Phase - II offers rich multi-cultural environment and rich diversity unique in its kind to the people living in the place. It is also known for living an ease though a rich entertaining life for people living in the area. Also famous singer Kailash Kher has his house in pocket f and his younger brother lives their in past he has also served as music teacher at bal bhavan public school mv phase 2.

The region of east Delhi is getting very much benefitted from dovelopments during ComonWealth Games and also the highway NH24 leading to Mayur Vihar has been converted to 8 Lanes, but there is a lot of requirement of development of Public Transport. There are very few bueses through Mayur Vihar-II and that too to very selected destinations. There are no buses going to Noida, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Mayur Vihar-I and III. Finding a bus to CP, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi University, ISBTs, Railway stations is equally difficult even with East Vinod Nagar DTC Bus Depot. The Metro has already bypassed Mayur Vihar-II.

On the East of Mayur Vihar Phase-II, there are lot of slums next to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, and other neighbouring localities like Trilok Puri and Kalayan Puri continue to be a nightmare in this area. There are several government schools also in the vicinity which have been badly ignored and there condition is pathetic. The buildings are messed and students keep roaming here and there doing nasty things in the area.The MCD seems to have taken care of the parks however there is still lot to do about the sewage and drainage system. Parking is coming out to be a new problem in this area. In Pocket-A, C and F, residents have illegally put grills on the footpath and parking ground leading to lack of useful parking 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.

Many good things has been done by Mr.Devender Kumar (Area Councillor)like the library has been made of the residents of Mayur Vihar Phase II,in all the pockets the foot path is going to made with colour full tiles which has been done in pocket B and soon going to start in pocket C and in all the pockets also and the sewage problem is going to solve very soon he said. Also there is a major parking problem at pocket a and c as people at ground floor have illegally occupied extra space which has resulted in chaos in parking and made people living in the area lives miserable.

Mayur Vihar Phase III

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-1-3. 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, Sector-G is a newly developed society with around 480 flats and is located just opposite to SFS flats, pocked D. Nearby Landmarks are HDFC Bank,Smriti Vana, 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 also dominated with gurjar dedha gotra.

It is near by 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 which is also called as 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.

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 Keralaites. It also boasts of its residential diversity in numerous 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 and HDFC Bank. The Phase-3 Market is one stop shop for everyday household items as well as clothes and accessories etc.

A proposed paper mart has been in construction lately and it is said that Mayur Vihar-3 will be connected in 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 (Ryan International, St. Mary's Senior Secondary School, Salwan Public School, Andrews Scott and Kerala School are few of them). 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 which has many good people like prashant abhishek kanika pooja vivek etc .... , Ishta Siddhi Vinayaka Temple for Tamil people in Pocket A-2, Kali Bari temples in Pocket A-1 and A-2 for Bengalis, Church of Assumption Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ( For Keralites) - 154-B Pocket A-2, St James Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (For Kerlaites) 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.

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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. coord missing|Delhi}}


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