Saturday, January 12, 2013

Katwaria Sarai - an urban village

Katwaria  Sarai is a small (urban) village, with a population of about 50,000. It is spread over an area of a few kilometres. It is very unique in its character. It supports a large number of young immigrants, who have come here from other states. A large number of them are students and many have come to Delhi in search for work.

Katwaria sarai has in close proximity a number of well-known educational and other institutions. Among these are Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Indian Institute of Delhi (IIT – Delhi), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), National Centre for Education Research and Training (NCERT), NIEPA, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Sanskrit Vidya Peeth, IMI and more…

Katwariya Sarai has two very good hospitals less than one kilometre away – Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science & Research and Rockland Hospital.

The pin code or postal code (or zip code) of Katwariya Sarai is 110016 and falls under the Hauz Khas Post office. It however, is under the Vasant Vihar Police Station.

Katwaria Sarai is surrounded by the Qutub Institutional area, Qutub Enclave and Qutub View Apartments. There are two bank branches in Katwariya Sarai – Indian Bank and HDFC Bank. Mandarin Court is a good Chinese restaurant here and Qutub Hotel is a few hundred meters away.