The Dwarka sub city is one of the recently developed areas situated in South West Delhi District. It was named after the legendary Dwaraka Kingdom and lie in close proximity to the business hubs of Gurgaon.
Dwarka was recently named as the largest suburb in Asia. A few areas of this sub city fall under the colony of Pappan Kalan which is undergoing development under the 'Urban Expansion Projects' of the Delhi Development Authority. This sub city is also known as the one of the largest residential areas in Asia and has a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy towards common misuses of land, encroachments or illegal usage of property which is predominant in most parts of Delhi. It is also referred to as the ‘Model Township’ owing to its most organized, well planned and ‘Clean & Green’ policies that makes it a preferred residential area of Delhi and nearby townships.
Dwarka sub city is known for its wide and well laid road network that easily connects to other parts of the Capital City. Unlike places like Gurgaon or Noida, Dwarka was mainly developed as a primary residential township; however, it also has its share of commercial complexes that cater to the business needs of people as well as well structured shopping arcades, Restaurants and eating joints, departmental stores that cater to all the daily needs of the residents.
The Dwarka sub city offers essential facilities and services such as Hospitals, Educational Institutes, Safety and Security. The only hitch is the drinking and potable water which is a concern created by the Delhi Jal Board and DDA who have not been very organised in their distribution of water; however, this region is still better off in terms of water availability compared to the other parts of the NCR towns including Gurgaon and Noida.
The planned structure of Dwarka includes a well established and self contained community centre for each of the respective residential sectors that have been designed to accommodate a population of about 30,000 residents each. Each Sector is bounded on all sides by corridors of roads measuring 45 m and 60 m wide. Each Sector has its own network of cycle tracks and pedestrian pathways that links the housing societies and their facilities within each sector. The ‘Dwarka Forum’ is a registered forum that assists in connecting a large number of residents, RWA representatives and CGHS Representatives who play very crucial roles in the administration and upkeep of the Housing Societies. All concerns pertaining to the Societies are discussed and solutions are offered through representation and RTI.
Dwarka sub city is located very close to the Indira Gandhi International and Domestic Airports. It borders the National Highway - 8, Najafgarh Road, Pankha Road, Outer Ring Road, and the Rewari Railway link. Places situated close to this sub city include Bijwasan, Delhi cantonment and Janakpuri residential zones, Najafgarh, Palam Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Vasant Vihar, Vikas Puri, Westend and Gurgaon.
Recently a Second Diplomatic enclave has been proposed and accepted to be developed as part of the Dwarka Phase 2 in the near future. This sub city is easily accessible via the Delhi Metro Link which connects 10 major Metro Stations [2 under construction] located in 10 different Sectors to the other parts of the City including Gurgaon and Noida. It also showcases a robust and well connected road network that links a 45 m wide road that connects Pankha Road to Dwarka if entering from the Northern side. This was done by partly covering the Palam drain and constructing a road line over it. If one is entering from the west, a 60 m wide road connects the sub city to Najafgarh Road. If one is entering from the east, a 45 m wide road connects through the Cantonment area with a flyover that runs near Palam. If one is entering from the southeast, a 60 m wide road connects Dwarka from NH-8 through a rail underpass. There is also a special metro line known as the ‘Airport Express line’ that connects Dwarka to the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The Dwarka suburb homes premier and renowned Educational Institutes such as the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology or NSIT [formerly known as the Delhi Institute of Technology], the Ambedkar University, Apeejay School of Management, Era Business School, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D), Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, MBS School of Planning and Architecture, National Law University and Trinity Institute of Professional Studies.
Dwarka Sub City has numerous future plans of development with the recent inauguration of its first 5 Star Hotel named ‘Wyndham Dwarka’. Other projects underway include India's first Science and Technology Park [NSIT Campus], 7 Sports Complexes, Delhi's 5th and largest ISBT at Sector 23, Dwarka Express [commencing from Dwarka and connecting Palam Vihar and SEZS In Gurgaon to join NH-8], Eros Metro Mall at Sector 14, Hotel Park Plaza at Sector 13, India's largest Exhibition and Convention Centre to be built by DLF in Sector 24, New Delhi's second diplomatic enclave after Chanakya Puri to be constructed in Sectors 26 to 29 that will house embassies of at least 39 Nations, Several 5 and 7 Star Hotels including Vivanta by Taj Hotels.