Bounded by the River Yamuna in the West, East Delhi is also known as "Trans Yamuna". With having a population of 1,448,770 as per 2001 Census data, East Delhi is mainly divided into three subdivisions - Preet Vihar, Gandhi Nagar and Vivek Vihar. The district shares its boundary with two key districts of Uttar Pradesh - Noida and Ghaziabad to the South and East respectively. East Delhi is seen as one of the most populated areas of Delhi where people of all religion, caste and creed live in a large number. It is not wrong to say that the district has a maximum number of migrants from various parts of India and neighboring countries especially Bangladesh who built their homes that embarked the growth in population of this zone. It has seen a rise in population during the period between 1980 and 1990.
East Delhi has been the witnessed of massive traffic jams due to narrow roads but after 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, the district has seen a major transformation with many flyovers and wider roads constructed to ease the traffic. With passing years, the district has changed a lot making a mix of both old and modern Delhi. Transportation system in East Delhi has also improved a lot. The district has Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal and also few railways stations including Anand Vihar and Shahadra. The old iron bridge (Lohewala pul) connects East Delhi with North and Central Delhi. There are few bridges as well that connect East to North Delhi. The proposed "Signature Bridge" at Wazirabad will soon offer new connectivity between North and East Delhi. The metro "red" line service connects East Delhi with various other parts of Delhi.
There are certain areas or location in East Delhi where one can easily find a majority of people of one particular community. A large number of Bengalis and Christians live in Mayur Vihar Phase I and II whereas Mayur Vihar Phase III has a good population of South Indians. On the other hand, areas like Seelampur and Geeta Colony have been dominated by Muslims and Sikhs & Punjabi respectively. Many colleges of Delhi University and IP University are located in this district.
To spend a great time in East Delhi, visitors can go to some of the places that include:
Major Sub Divisions in East Delhi are:
Major Hospitals located in East Delhi