Ber Sarai

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Ber Sarai
Ber Sarai is located in Delhi
Ber Sarai
Ber Sarai
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°33′01″N 77°10′55″E / 28.550223°N 77.18191°E / 28.550223; 77.18191Coordinates: 28°33′01″N 77°10′55″E / 28.550223°N 77.18191°E / 28.550223; 77.18191
Country  India
State Delhi
District South West Delhi
Metro New Delhi
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110 016
Planning agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Ber Sarai is a small neighbourhood located between Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and IIT Delhi in the South West district of Delhi, India. The farmlands of Ber Sarai village were acquired by the government at meagre costs, without adequate compensation or muavaza (मुआवज़ा) to the villagers[citation needed]. The area is inhabited by wealthy Pawar (पवार) Jats.This area is known for sale and purchase of old books [1]


The nearest road is an undivided and wide link between the Outer Ring Road and other areas of outer Delhi, such as Vasant Kunj. As this road forms a conduit, it sees heavy vehicular traffic in both directions. Ber Sarai is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.


The neighbourhood comprises two distinct sections: Ber Sarai Village and Ber Sarai Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats. The village, which is comparatively much larger in area, is the home of wealthy Jats that own the land and also operate a few private buses on the roads of Delhi. The village shares a wall with the hostels of IIT Delhi and is, at present, a dense collection of houses mixed with shops. The Ber Sarai has a market, which is famous for both new and second-hand books. The nearest metro station is R.K. Puram metro station.


The Ber Sarai neighbourhood is included within the "Outer Delhi" electoral constituency of Delhi. This constituency has been the battleground of two candidates over the years: Ramesh Kumar of the Congress (I), who replaced his brother Sajjan Kumar (a senior leader of congress party and ex Member of Parliament) and Sher Singh Dagar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Naresh Yadav of the Aam Aadmi Party is the current MLA of this area.[2]