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51 Facts About Delhi
Delhi was a major centre of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
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Delhi is the centre of the National Capital Region, which is an "interstate regional planning" area created in 1985.
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Delhi ordered the construction of a gateway to the fort and later named the fort dehali.
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Delhi was a major centre of Sufism during this period.
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The Delhi sultanate reached its greatest extent during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq.
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However, by moving away from Delhi he lost control of the north and was forced to return to Delhi to restore order.
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Delhi was captured and sacked by Timur in 1398, who massacred 100, 000 captive civilian.
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Delhi's decline continued under the Sayyid dynasty, until the sultanate was reduced to Delhi and its hinterland.
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In 1737, Maratha forces led by Baji Rao I sacked Delhi following their victory against the Mughals in the First Battle of Delhi.
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The name "New Delhi" was given in 1927, and the new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931.
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The Constitution Act, 1991 declared the Union Territory of Delhi to be formally known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
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Delhi was the primary site in the nationwide anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984, which resulted in the death of around 2, 800 people in the city according to government figures, though independent estimates of the number of people killed tend to be higher.
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Delhi is included in India's seismic zone-IV, indicating its vulnerability to major earthquakes.
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The Delhi Metro has been credited for significantly reducing air pollutants in the city.
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The Municipality of Delhi is administered by Municipal Corporation of Delhi which occupies an area of 1397.
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Between 2011 and 22 May 2022 Delhi Municipality was divided into three municipal corporations:.
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Delhi is home to various District Court according to jurisdictions.
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Delhi have Currently seven District Courts namely Tis Hazari Court Complex, Karkardooma Court Complex, Patiala House Court Complex, Rohini Court Complex, Dwarka Courts Complex, Saket Court Complex, and Rouse Avenue Court Apart from the District Courts Delhi have Consumer Courts, CBI Courts, Labour Courts, Revenue Courts, Army tribunals, electricity tribunals, Railway Tribunals, and other various tribunals situated according to appropriate jurisdictions.
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Delhi has one of India's largest and fastest growing retail industries.
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Research on Delhi suggests that up to half of the city's water use is unofficial groundwater.
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Indira Gandhi International Airport, situated to the south-west of Delhi, is the main gateway for the city's domestic and international civilian air traffic.
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In 1998, the Supreme Court of India ruled that all public transport vehicles in Delhi must be fuelled by compressed natural gas to tackle increasing vehicular pollution.
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The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation is a major bus service provider which operates the world's largest fleet of CNG-fuelled buses.
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Delhi has the highest number of registered cars compared to any other metropolitan city in India.
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Delhi is a major junction in the Indian railway network and is the headquarters of the Northern Railway.
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Delhi Metro is the world's tenth-largest metro system in terms of length.
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Delhi famously resigned from DMRC taking moral responsibility for a metro bridge collapse, which took five lives.
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In 2001, the population of Delhi increased by 285, 000 as a result of migration and by 215, 000 as a result of natural population growth, which made Delhi one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
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Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India.
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Delhi is often regarded as the "Book Capital" of India because of high readership.
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Fast living habits of Delhi's people has motivated the growth of street food outlets.
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Schools and higher educational institutions in Delhi are administered either by the Directorate of Education, the NCT government or private organisations.
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In 2006, Delhi had 165 colleges, five medical colleges and eight engineering colleges, seven major universities and nine deemed universities.
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi is a premier medical school for treatment and research.
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Delhi hosted the first Asian Games in 1951 from 4 to 11 March.
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Delhi hosted the ninth Asian Games for the second time in 1982 from 19 November to 4 December.
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