(, , ) is a mixed residential-cum-commercial neighbourhood
, known for its shopping streets, like the Gaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road. It is one of the three administrative subdivisions, of the Central Delhi
district, of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
, with the other two being, Darya Ganj
It was also home to the Karol Bagh
till it was abolished in 2008, now it is an Legislative Assembly of Delhi
segment of the New Delhi
The area was primarily residential with a large Muslim
population until the exodus of many Muslims to Pakistan
and an influx of refugees from West Punjab
in 1947, many of whom were traders. There remains a sizeable Marathi
-speaking population. Karol Bagh was also home to a large Bengali
community, and has one of the oldest Durga Puja
in the city, though their numbers have now dwindled.
Several incidents were reported at Karol Bagh in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
, including burning of shops. Karol Bagh was the target of a terrorist attack in October 2008 when a there was a bomb blast in Gaffar Market.
Noted residential places in Karol Bagh are Raigar Pura (named after a caste Raigar from Rajasthan), Beadon Pura (Named after an English officer), Dev Nagar, Bapa Nagar, W.E.A.
In Karol Bagh there is also a whole sale garments market known as Tank road. It came into existence with few shopkeepers in the... Read More