Rohini, Delhi

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Rohini
Rohini is located in Delhi
Rohini
Rohini
Location in north-west Delhi, India
Rohini is located in India
Rohini
Rohini
Rohini (India)
Coordinates: 28°44′18″N 77°04′56″E / 28.7383°N 77.0822°E / 28.7383; 77.0822Coordinates: 28°44′18″N 77°04′56″E / 28.7383°N 77.0822°E / 28.7383; 77.0822
Country India
StateDelhi
DistrictNorth West Delhi
Government
 • BodyNorth Delhi Municipal Corporation
 • Member of ParliamentHans Raj Hans
Area
 • Total60.880 km2 (23.506 sq mi)
Elevation
216.2 m (709.3 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyNorth-West Delhi
Civic agencyNDNC

Rohini is a residential city in North West Delhi, India. It was the first sub-city project of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which was started in the 1980s to provide a composite society for all income groups.[1] Rohini is one of the 12 zones administered under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.[2]

Geography[edit]

The neighbouring areas are Pitampura, Shalimar Bagh, Haider Pur, Mangol Puri, Sultanpuri, Khera Kalan, Khera Khurd, Budh Vihar, Karala, Kanjhawala, Samaypur, Barwala, Pooth Khurd, Kirari Suleman Nagar,Pooth Kalan, Mukarba Chowk and Bawana.

Politics[edit]

Vijender Gupta is the Member of Legislative Assembly for the Rohini Vidhan Sabha Constituency. The MP of Rohini (North-West Delhi) is Hans Raj Hans. The location has composite demographics with its inhabitants following different faiths and religions and speaking an array of languages including Hindi and Punjabi.

Transport[edit]

Rohini Heliport owned by Pawan Hans, was inaugurated by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on 28 February, 2017.[3] The heliport, spread over 25 acres and situated a few kilometres away from the Rithala metro station, is the first of its kind in the country.[4]

It has three stations on the Red Line of Delhi Metro: Rohini East, Rohini West and Rithala metro station. Rohini also has one station on the Yellow Line, the Rohini sector 18,19 metro station, making it one of Delhi Metro's major hubs.

Population and area[edit]

Rohini has a population of approximately 860,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 3,015 hectares. The sub-city is under active development, and is expected to expand to 7,548 hectares and 1.1 million people by the completion of the development project.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Extension Projects - Rohini". Delhi Development Authority. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Zones Archived 2009-01-09 at the Wayback Machine Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  3. ^ "India's first heliport to open in Delhi next week". The Indian Express. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Pawan Hans Conducts Successful Flight Test at Rohini Heliport". The New Indian Express. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.

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