Safdarjung is one of those well developed colonies in South Delhi and has one of the best road networks connecting to different parts of Delhi. In the 1960s, Delhi Land and Finance or ‘DLF acquired Farmlands from the Humayunpur Village and established the first colony of the Capital City post partition of India and Pakistan. It was initially constructed as the southern extension of Hauz Khas located north of the Deer Park area and south of the Ring Road. The Southern part of Hauz Khas is known as the ‘Safdarjung Development Area’ or ‘SDA’ in short.
Safdarjung Enclave and the Safdarjung Development Area Colonies are mainly residential complexes that are home to upper class and upper middle class Income people. This Region is popular amongst tourists and visitors for housing ‘Safdarjung Tomb’ which is a protected Heritage site. It also homes the Delhi Flying Club and the Safdarjung Government Hospital which is a Government funded organization and provides free medical facilities and medicines which are made available to the poor and needy.
The Safdarjung Airport airstrip situated between the Safdarjung Tomb area and Safdarjung enclave area is used exclusively for training purposes. It was initially the main Airport of Delhi and was later converted into the Delhi Flying Club which is run by the State Government. The Delhi Flying Club runs several courses in Aviation including training for Pilots. It trains people to become Pilots for the Defence as well as for Commercial purpose. Several Flights of Government and Military Officials also take off from and land on this Airstrip other than the other two main Domestic Airport in Palam and IGI Airport of Delhi.
The Safdarjung Region encompasses several colonies that are situated close to the ‘Tomb of Safdarjung’, who was the second Nawab of Awadh. These colonies include Green Park, Hauz Khas, INA Market and Sheikh Sarai. This region also homes renowned schools such as Green Fields School and St. Mary's School situated in the Safdarjung Enclave area.
Safdarjung region is well connected by flyovers and roads and offers numerous DTC buses, auto rickshaws and Taxi cabs that ply in and around this area and are available for hire at very reasonable rates. This region is also accessible via the Metro Link from the Hauz Khas Metro Station, Green Park Metro Station and the AIIMS Metro Station; all situated on the ‘Yellow Line’ of the Delhi Metro Line.
The Indira Gandhi International & Domestic Airports are approximately 15.5 Kms to 20 Kms or 30 minutes to 45 minutes away from Safdarjung while the Nizamuddin Railway Station is juts 10.3 Kms or 25 minutes away, the New Delhi Railway Station is 11.5 Kms or 27 minutes away and the Old Delhi Railway Station is 16.4 Kms or 38 minutes away.