Gandhi Nagar named after the Legendary Father of the Nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi Ji’ is purely a Middle Income Group Residential Colony that also has a well established Commercial Centre of its own in East Delhi. This Region, in fact, homes Asia’s Largest Readymade Garments and Textile retail units which has made Gandhi Nagar a popular region in Delhi.
Gandhi Nagar is one of the Three Sub Districts of East Delhi and is one of the 10 State Legislative Assembly Constituencies that fall under the East Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency. Other Colonies that fall under the Assembly Constituency are Ajit Nagar, Amar Mohalla, Chand Mohalla, Chandan Nagar, Dharampura, Ghas Mandi, Jain Mohalla, Jheel, Kailash Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Lal Quarter, Nanak Basti, Old Seelampur, Raghubar Pura Part I and Part II, Rajgarh Colony, Ram Nagar, Shankar Nagar, Shanti Mohalla, Subhash Mohalla and Subhash Road. It is also well connected with Shahdara Road and Jain Dharamshala.
Gandhi Nagar shares its borders with Geeta Colony, Seelampur and Krishna Nagar and encompasses a population of over 3.5 lakhs alone. It also homes one of the largest Muslim population in the Region that constitutes to almost 22% of the entire residents.
Recently, Gandhi Nagar has seen a huge progress in the development of its infrastructure that was initiated and completed under the financial support and supervision of the State Government of Delhi. The State Government had four well laid and ‘traffic signal free’ roads that links Mayur Vihar Phase – 1 with Gandhi Nagar in order to ensure a smooth and hassle free connectivity. This project cost a whooping amount of Rs. 412 crores which also includes the construction cost of a Bridge that runs across Geeta Colony which was inaugurated in 2009 by Sheila Dixit who is the current Chief Minister of Delhi.
Gandhi Nagar is not only famous for its garment and textile retail market but also for its Educational Institutes that includes renowned schools named Chaudhary Malook Singh School situated in ‘Jheel’, D. A. V. Government School, Gandhi Nagar Girls School, Geeta Bal Bharti, R. A. Geeta Sr. Sec. School situated in Shankar Nagar, Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya and Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya situated in Rajgarh Colony.
Gandhi Nagar is also easily accessible from Nizamuddin Railway Station [35 minutes], Indira Gandhi International Airport [61 minutes] and Seelampur Metro Station [2.7 kms away], Welcome Metro Station [3.8 kms away], Nirman Vihar Metro Station [4.7 kms away], Preet Vihar Metro Station [5.4 kms away] and Shastri Park Metro Station [6.1 kms away].
The nearest Bus Stands in Gandhi Nagar are Jheel Khranja’ also named as ‘Jheel Bus Stand, Kailash Nagar Bus Stand, Krishna Nagar Bus Stand and Lal Quarter Bus Stand.