The name Civil Lines is a relic of British times, when the city of Delhi was organized into separate areas where the British Military and Civilian buildings were located. Areas where civilians lived were demarcated as Civil Lines. One interesting monument of British Raj era is the Metcalfe House, Delhi. A children's home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, lies North of Qudsia Bagh, in Civil Lines. Civil Lines is a quite big area consisting of various colonies and offices.One of the main colony is Delhi Police Staff Quarters which is just behind the Civil Lines Police Station.
Civil Lines is connected to Delhi University North CampusIt is now a developing district. It includes areas like:
1. Rajpur Road2. Sham Nath Marg3. Under Hill Road4. Under Hill Lane5. Police Lines6. Shankracharya Marg7. Raj Narain Road8. Maharaja Lal Lane