Nehru Place

Location : South Delhi
Nehru Place is a major buisness center located in the heart of South Delhi, and is widely considered to be a major hub of the Information Technology industry. It is named after the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru The main commercial district was built in the early eighties, and consists of several 4-floor buildings, that flank a large pedestrian courtyard, built over an underground parking. Although poorly maintained, most of the original structures are still in use.

IT Hub of Delhi, Nehru Place is the major business center in Delhi. This is one place that host shops selling computers and computer parts. Each and every part of computer is available in almost every range. You will be amazed to see street hawkers selling computer hardware as well as softwares in the lawns of Nehru Place.

Nehru Place, widely regarded as the center for small-scale IT services, Nehru Place is hub for all forms of It hardware, such as personal computers, servers, networking equipment, software, documentation services, and all allied services. Several manufacturers of computer hardware have their authorized dealerships located here, and as such, it is often considered as a computer enthusiast’s shopping area. Several Businesses also build custom-specification personal computers and servers to order on-site, and many businesses are dedicated to hardware servicing. There are also firms that deal exclusively in used and secondhand computer hardware, as well as small, one-room shops that sell software titles. One of the unique features of Nehru Place is the pervading informal atmosphere, akin to a flea market or a bazaar, in a place that deals in high-technology products. As such, a visitor may find pavement vendors selling items such as printer toner cartridges, blank optical media, printer paper and even software from a small stall or cart. Bargaining is widely tolerated, even expected, as a large portion of the trading is done without proper documentation, such as cash receipts and bills, and it is possible to purchase items at a lower price than they are marked with. Among the problems of the area is the abundance of pirated software available for sale, a problem that has led to legal action against many organizations operating from Nehru Place.

What makes Nehru Place so popular is not only the competitive prices, but also a very wide choice in terms of service and shops. This business hub is brimming over with shops which sell anything from mobile covers to laptops. All the big brands including Toshiba, Compaq, IBM and HP have prominent showrooms here which sell laptops; making Nehru Place the neighborhood to visit when you want to pick one for yourself. It also is the one stop shop for buying anything electronic under the sun and you could easily spend a whole day just browsing through the hundreds of shops which make up this commercial complex.

Since Nehru Place is a business hub, there are a number of offices which are located here; and in the recent years the number of business executives traveling on work to Nehru Place has increased. Tapping into the potential of the business travelers, two prominent luxury hotels have come up in the area. The Park Royal InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Surya are the two high end hotels in this locality; however Nehru Place is also home to a number of hotels in the medium – budget range, apart from the many paying guest and service apartment Nehru Place is also dotted with small eateries which cater to the office going crowd, apart from the number of street food vendors who remain very popular with the executives.

There are several ‘job work ‘shops as well located here. You can get all kinds of printing, in almost any size in a very economical prize. Alike any other market in India, bargaining can save a lot of your money. If you really want to cut on cost, then try insist the vendor and get a pirated version of almost any software.

In geographical terms, Nehru Place is a sprawling shopping arcade with a massive bus terminal, plying buses to almost every part of the city and even outside it. In addition Nehru Place is located quite close to most of the railway stations in Delhi, chief amongst them being the Nizamuddin Station which is at a distance of 30 minutes, and about a one hour drive from the main New Delhi Railway Station. The New Delhi airport from Nehru Place would be about a 45 minutes drive, making it easily accessible from all major corners of Delhi. Located in South Delhi, Nehru Place forms the commercial hub with clean and wide roads. The areas encompasses cinema halls, markets, and many educational institutions as well.

Accessibility:

  • 30 minutes from Nizamuddin Railway Station
  • 1 hr from New Delhi Railway Station
  • It has its own bus terminal, popularly known as Nehru Place bus terminal and is quite close to Paras Cinema hall.

Areas near Nehru Place:

  • Okhla
  • Kalkaji (Name Based on a famous Hindu temple of the Hindu Goddess Kali)
  • Sarita Vihar
  • Govindpuri