About South Delhi
South Delhi is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. It is bounded by the Yamuna River to the east, the districts of New Delhi to the north, Faridabad District of Haryana state to the southeast, Gurgaon District of Haryana to the southwest, and South West Delhi to the west.
Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli.
The division shown on the map bears only administrative significance, as to the common citizen, broadly speaking Delhi is vaguely ring-like, having five regions, namely North, West, South, East and Central. The usage of the term South Delhi in day-to-day life expands from Delhi's IGI Airport in the South West to the river Yamuna in the South East, a region protruding into administrative South West Delhi district.
Population of South Delhi
According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 10,935 inhabitants per square kilometre (28,320/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.59%. South Delhi has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 87.03%. South Delhi is home to more than 75000 High Net Worth Individuals. Though official figures may differ because of a lot of wealth held in cash & bullion in India.
South Delhi Area
South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many important locations. It has immense historical significance. South Delhi is one of the historical districts of Delhi. Out of the eleven 'historical cities' of Delhi, four, viz. Rai Pithora (1st), Mehrauli (2nd), Siri (including Hauz Khas) (3rd) and Tughlaqabad (5th) fall in the South Delhi district alone.
This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, Mohammadpur, Khirki, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, Badarpur on historic Grand Trunk Road, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, Dera Village, etc.
Other than history, the region has economic and educational importance too. In Nehru Place, it has Asia's largest computer market and IT market of the city. The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, two of the country's premier research institutes in the field of technology and medicine respectively lie in the Hauz Khas locality of South Delhi. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade of Delhi too is located in the Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi.Sangam Vihar is the largest Colony of the Asia is also Located in the South Delhi,which has the highest Population in the State.The MLA of Sangam Vihar is Dinesh Mohaniya from 2015. The top Central University Jamia Millia Islamia is situated at Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi.
The administrative district had 20% Green Cover, as of 2009. It has several spacious green parks, wildlife sanctuary, biodiversity parks and green belts. Deer Park and Rose Garden in Hauz Khas, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary close to Delhi's southern border on the Aravallis foothills are few examples. It has a good mix of concrete and greens.
Many important city roads such as Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Aurobindo Marg, August Kranti Marg, Press Enclave Road, etc. fall in this district, while arterial roads like Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and NH-2 pass through it.
Lifestyle of South Delhi
South district is considered to be the most affluent of all residential districts of Delhi. This comparison of course, excludes the districts falling under Lutyen's Delhi, viz. New Delhi and Central Delhi. With upscale areas like Greater Kailash, East of Kailash, Chittaranjan Park, Alaknanda, Hauz Khas, Green Park, Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Kalkaji, Dwarka, New Friends Colony, Jasola Vihar, Gulmohar Park, Gulmohar enclave and Vasant Kunj, it has the highest land prices outside Lutyen's Zone in Delhi. Urban villages in South Delhi, like Hauz Khas Village, and Shahpur Jat have become hub for designer boutiques, restaurants and art galleries and design studios.
Many renowned markets of Delhi such as Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar Market, South Extension, Kotla Mubarakpur, M-block Market, etc. and malls such as Ansal Plaza, Ambience, DLF, MGF Metropolitan, Select Citywalk malviya nagar, etc. are located in South Delhi.
Educational Institutes and Universities in South Delhi
· IIT Delhi
· Jawaharlal Nehru University
· Delhi University, South Campus
· National Institute of Fashion Technology
Main Suburbs of South Delhi
· R.K. Puram
· Friends Colony
· Golf Links
· Hauz Khas
· Defence Colony
· Lajpat Nagar
· Greater Kailash
· Vasant Vihar
· Vasant Kunj
DDMA South Delhi
District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is constituted under the Chairmanship of District Magistrate of District, elected representative of the District (Member of Legislative Assembly / Municipal Councillor) is the Co-Chairperson, ADM as CEO, DDMA, Delhi Police, PWD, MCD and DHS as members. An Emergency Operation Centre(EOC) is setup in the D.C. office. It has members of all the Emergency Support Functionaries(ESFs) for emergency contact.
An Emergency Vehicle is stationed at the DC office. The vehicle is equipped with light Disaster Management Equipment’s like Stone Cutter, Inflatable light tower, Water mist cum compressed firefighting system, First Aid Kit, etc. This is an attempt by DDMA(South) to minimize response time of agencies remarkably and thereby lessen the degree of damage to both mankind and material.
There is a 24X7 Quick Response Team (QRT) operating under District Disaster Management Institute (DDMA). It acts as the first responder and has civil defence volunteers trained in firefighting, search & rescue, first aid, etc.
a. Each QRT shall operate under the overall command, supervision and guidance of the concerned Deputy Commissioner(Revenue)/ Chairperson, DDMA.
b. Deputy Commissioner shall maintain and update complete personal details and addresses of all QRT members.
c. Chairman, DDMA shall appoint an officer in-charge (nodal officer) of the QRT, not below the rank of SDM in the District to oversee, monitor and manage QRT.
d. The QRT vehicle shall be stationed in the office of Deputy Commissioner concerned.
Activation of QRT Team: Upon confirmation of any disaster/ emergency incident, the QRT shall be activated by the concerned District Emergency Operation Centre(EOC)/ Incident Commander (not below the level of SDM). The Incident Commander (not below the level of SDM) should also inform the State EOC about the movement of QRT vehicle.
Mock drills are conducted at regular interval for making the District disaster ready.
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