Ashok Nagar (Hindi: अशोक नगर, Punjabi: ਅਸ਼ੋਕ ਨਗਰ, Urdu: اشوک نگر) is a neighbourhood in the city of Delhi. It constitutes a part of the Tilak Nagar assembly constituency as well as the West Delhi parliamentary constituency. The area was known as Tihar 2 before being renamed as such. It is an authorised neighbourhood today, and the government of Delhi plays a role in its development.
Ashok Nagar is a refugee colony, comprising migrant populations from Jhungh (Chinyotte), Bahawalpur, West Punjab, Sindh and Northwest Frontier Province. However, people from the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Punjab, among others, also reside in this area.
The township is divided into four parts, namely Main Blocks, the MCD Colony, Double Stories and Uggarsen Market Area. The colony was separated in a well planned manner into seventy blocks, each with sixteen houses surrounded by a lane on all four sides. As the 71st block lay across Jail Road, it was renamed Prem Nagar. This area also has five public gardens, namely, Ajanta Park, Ashok Nagar Park, More wala park, 41 block Park and Tikona Park. The neighbourhood lies adjacent to two larger parks; Jheelwala Park And Dhan Pathwar to the south, and the Tagore Park to the northeast. Jheelwala Park was famous for the boat rides run by the DDA. West Delhi MCD Property Tax Office is also situated in Ashok Nagar.
Ashok Nagar is in proximity to two stations of the Delhi Metro: Tilak Nagar Metro station and the misnamed Subhash Nagar Metro station, which is situated in Ashok Nagar near Meenakshi Garden and East Tilak Nagar.
This neighbourhood has several schools, some of which are listed asGovernment Girls Senior Secondary School
Government Boys Senior Secondary School
MCD Primary School Block No. 2, Ashok Nagar
Dera Santpura School
Master Tara Chand School
Mukand Lal Katyal Senior Secondary School
Sri Sanatan Dharma Lajwanti Model School
Gulmohar Public School
New Delhi Public School
Jail Road runs through the area and leads to Tihar Jail and the Tilak Nagar Metro station to the west. The Tilak Nagar Police Station and Subhash Nagar Metro station are both located to the north of Ashok Nagar, Hari Nagar to its south, and Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden to its east. The main attractions of this colony are the multiple shrines, temples and Gurudwaras. It is home to people of various faiths and cultures who co-exist harmoniously. The places of worship in the neighbourhood are listed below:Gurudawara Singh Sabha
Sanatan Dharma Mandir
Gurudwara Singh Sabha (Yadgar Mata Gujri Ji)
Gurudwara Dera Santpura
Gurudwara Baba Joravar Singh
Gurudwara Baba Fateh Singh (formerly known as Gurudwara Chhotey Sahibjaadey)
Mahanubhav Panth’s Jai Sri Krishna Mandir or Gopal Mandir
Arya Samaj Mandir
Mukund Lal Katyal Marg, Vedik Marg (Tihar Road), Tota Ram Ahuja Marg, Jail Road and Najafgarh Road are the main roads in the area.
The Pacific Mall near the Subhash Nagar Metro station was inaugurated recently. Ajanta Mall & Multiplexes is under construction on the site of the famous old Ajanta Movie Theatre, situated in Ajay Enclave Extension.
Central Government Employees Residents' Welfare Association, Ashok Nagar established and Registered in 1981, is the largest Association having membership of Approx. 200 membership with the main objective to foster love, friendship, Integrity through social bonds. It is involved in providing civic amenities, recreational and sports facilities, organise social functions creating health and other social issues awareness to the residents of the Ashok Nagar locality. Shri Satvir Wadhwa is the President of CGE RWA.
The Resident's Welfare Association in the constituency is Navjyoti Welfare Association of 9 & 10 block, Presided by Mr Ashok Sharma of 9 Block. The association is registered under the Bhagidari movement by the Government of Delhi and is in establishment for more than two decades.
Also, for the welfare of the residents residing in block 63-70, Ashok Nagar, Bahawalpur Resident's Welfare Association has been formed which is a recognised and registered body having its affiliation with the Bhagidari Cell of Chief Minister's Office.