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New Delhi (Hindi: नई दिल्ली, naī dillī;
nayee dillī; Punjabi: ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ,
navī̃ dillī) is the capital city of India.
It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the
National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi
is situated within the metropolis of Delhi.
It is one of the nine districts of Delhi
Union Territory. The total area of the city is 42.7 km2. New Delhi
hosts 134 foreign embassies/high commissions.
The foundation of the city was laid on December 15, 1911. It was planned by two
leading 20th century British architects namely Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert
Baker. The city was inaugurated on February 13, 1931, by British India's Governor-General
New Delhi is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun's Tomb and
the Qutb complex.
It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and has
a total population of nearing three hundred thousand residents. New Delhi
is one of the world’s top global cities. The World Cities Study Group at Loughborough
University rated New Delhi as an "beta+
world city". The National Geographic's Traveler Magazine describes it as "one of
Cities of a Lifetime to visit and explore." In a report jointly prepared
by Institute for Competitiveness and Confederation of Indian Industry, the city
is listed as the best to live in. According to Mercer, New Delhi
is the most expensive city in India for expatriates in
terms of cost of living. New Delhi is known
for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home to numerous national institutions
and landmarks. In 2001, New Delhi had a population
of 179,112 while the National Capital Territory
of Delhi (NCT) had a population of 13,850,507 making it the second largest
metropolitan area in India after Mumbai.
New Delhi is well connected to the major cities of India by land,
rail and air.
Public transport in Delhi is provided
by buses, auto rickshaws and a metro rail system. Buses are the most popular means
of transport catering to
about 60% of the total demand. The state-owned Delhi
Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city. The DTC
operates the world's largest
fleet of environment-friendly CNG buses. Delhi
BRTS is Bus rapid transit serving the city which runs between Ambedkar Nagar and
Delhi Gate. Delhi has one
of the highest road densities in India. Delhi
is well connected to other parts of India by five National Highways: NH 1, 2, 8,
10 and 24.
Delhi is a major junction in the rail map of India and is the headquarters
of the Northern Railway. The five main railway stations are New Delhi
Railway Station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin
Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla. Delhi
is connected to other
cities through many highways and expressways. Delhi
currently has three expressways and three are under construction to connect it with
its prosperous and commercial suburbs. The Delhi
- Gurgaon Expressway connects Delhi with Gurgaon
and the international airport. The DND Flyway
and Noida - Greater Noida Expressway connect Delhi
with two prosperous suburbs of Noida and Greater Noida.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the primary
aviation hub of Delhi. In 2006–07,
airport recorded a traffic of more than 23 million passengers, making it
one of the busiest airports in South Asia. New US$1.93 billion Terminal 3 will handle
an additional 34 million passengers annually. Further expansion programs will allow
airport to handle more than 100 million passengers per annum by 2020. Safdarjung
Airport is the other airfield in Delhi
used for general aviation purpose.
Modified Version of Original Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Delhi