‘Peaceful and congestion-free’
Over the last 33 years or so that I have been living here, Preet Vihar has witnessed a sea change. It came into being sometime in 1978, when DDA allotted plots in the area. Preet Vihar is divided into seven blocks and each block has its own park and market. One of the biggest selling points of Preet Vihar, in my opinion, is its location. Located in proximity to some of the key areas of Delhi, including Connaught Place, it is well-connected to areas in the east and west of Delhi, all the way up to Dwarka through the Blue Line of the Delhi /metro.
The area has all the basic amenities in place. So f a r, we have not had problems with water or electricity. It is not as congested as some other parts of Delhi. In fact, the residential areas branching off the main road are rather peaceful and calm. You will not find apartments in this part of the city. Most of the development is in the form of independent houses and builder floors. Although the area has its own shopping complexes, one can always go to the other markets in the vicinity, like Laxmi Nagar (which is just two metro stops away) or CP, which is less than 10 km from here.
There are s ome good schools and colleges in the vicinity – in a radius of, say, 5km or 6km. The area has good hospitals as well. It is one of the safer and convenient locations in Delhi. Which is why it has grown into a sought-after residential area. The only issue is the traffic situation, especially on Vikas Marg, near the metro station and commercial areas. But with some regulation, it can be addressed.