A blend of rural and urban population, Najafgarh is a suburb located in the south-western part of Delhi. It’s the birthplace of many famous personalities like Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, cricketer Virender Sehwag, and the first Chief Minister of Delhi, Chaudhary Brahm Prakash.
Najafgarh houses numerous religious and spiritual places like the famous temple for Shirdi Sai Baba, and Baba Namdev Mandir. There are also meditation centres like Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Ashram of Asaram Bapu, Ashram of Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj, Osho Ashram, and the ashram of Nirmala Devi.
One of the major training centres for the sub-inspectors and constables, Delhi Police Training Centre is situated near Najafgarh. Numerous training activities like bomb disposal and protecting riots are held here, for the police. This training center is bifurcated into Delhi Police Training School and Delhi Police Training College. Located adjacent to this is the Central Reserve Police Force.
As is evident, Najafgarh is multi-faceted. It is also famous for its quintessential Delhi street food. The rapid pace of growth is only moving upwards, with a lot of people preferring it for buying or renting apartments or houses.
Connectivity and Transit Points
Najafgarh is enriched by road connectivity. Buses are the prime means of transportation, and the public buses are operated by Delhi Transport Corporation and Haryana Roadways. Najafgarh Bus Terminal is the main hub for the DTC buses.
Numerous buses pass through this locality and connect important areas like Inderlok, Nehru Place, Safdarjung Terminal, Delhi Secretariat, Delhi Gate, Mehrauli Terminal, Jama Masjid, Narela, Azadpur, Old Delhi Railway Station, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Faridabad, Jhajjar, and Gurgaon. It is also easy to find call taxis and auto-rickshaws during any time of the day.
The upcoming metro will serve as a major mode of transportation in the future. Once it’s completed, the travel time for the locals will reduce significantly.
Factors for Growth in the Past
Being in the outskirts of Delhi, Najafgarh was initially an under-developed locality. But this scenario soon changed, and the place began to see healthy growth.
Social infrastructure, especially in terms of educational institutions, was the major growth factor for the locality. Holy Cross School, Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic, and Electra Dance World are some of the popular institutes in the region. The locality also has a large number of shopping centres.
Known for its peace and tranquillity, this place became a preferred choice for residential purposes. Other elements that contributed to the growth of this place include the presence of stadiums, historical monuments, army camps, roads, hospitals, markets, parks, and temples.
Residential & Commercial Market
Residential Market Trends
The residential sector is dominant in Najafgarh. The area is majorly occupied by individual houses, layouts, plots, and builder floors, followed by apartments and villas. The average price of plots at this place is around Rs 6,000 to 7,000 per sq. ft.
Houses for rent in Najafgarh are in the range of Rs 5,000 per month for 1 BHKs, Rs 7,000 to 8,000 per month for 2 BHKs, and Rs 10,000 to 15,000 per month for 3 BHKs.
Commercial Market Trends
The average property price for offices in Najafgarh is around Rs 16,500 per sq. ft., while for shops it goes up to Rs 26,000 per sq. ft.
Pollution is a major problem in Najafgarh. The Delhi High Court has chided the civic authorities for a poor drainage system. The poisonous gases emitted from the drain has affected the health of numerous residents in the locality.
Delhi Jal Board and North Delhi Municipal Corporation have demanded answers from the state government, for cleaning the drain. Problems like waterlogging, uncleaned garbage, and impure Yamuna River make the locality polluted.
Factors for Growth in the Future
The major growth factor for Najafgarh’s future is the Delhi Metro Rail project, which is expected to be completed in the locality by the year 2015. Najafgarh metro station will serve as one of the main stations in the south-west Delhi zone.
Apart from this, the place will also witness a steep increase in shopping malls, cinema halls, cultural hubs, hotels, and markets. There’s also a new expressway under construction by the Delhi Development Authority, called Urban Extension Road II. This road will connect many important places around Delhi, like Narela, Rohini, Bawana, Mundka, and Dwaraka.