30 Facts About New Delhi

1. New Delhi was laid out in a geometric pattern over a triangular base formed by Connaught Place, the government complex (housing the two secretariat blocks and the viceroy's palace), and India Gate (that housed the statute of King George V, now removed).

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2. New Delhi was accessible from Old Delhi through only two underpasses: the Minto and Lady Hardinge Bridges.

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3. New Delhi was destined to play an increasingly prominent role as the capital of Muslim conquerors from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

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4. New Delhi was founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1649 and named it Shahjahanabad.

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5. New Delhi is an important centre for publishing, the press, and other mass communications.

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6. New Delhi is home to a number of important museums and busy cultural centres.

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7. At the macro level, New Delhi is part of the National Capital Region, a planning region carved out in 1971 by the Town and Country Planning Organisation to guide future growth around Delhi.

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8. New Delhi was a British province headed by a chief commissioner until 1947, when India attained its independence.

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9. New Delhi is an important air terminus in northern India for both international and domestic services.

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10. New Delhi is a divisional headquarters for the insurance business and is the home of the Delhi Stock Exchange.

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11. Since the 1990s New Delhi has emerged as an important node in the international corporate and financial network.

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12. New Delhi is of great historical significance as an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political centre of India.

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13. Government of National Capital Territory of New Delhi does not release any economic figures specifically for New Delhi but publishes an official economic report on the whole of Delhi annually.

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14. New Delhi is governed through a municipal government, known as the New Delhi Municipal Council.

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15. New Delhi finished off an accomplished season on Saturday by placing third* in Class D at the boys state championship meet at Sunken Meadows State Park in Kings Park, New York.

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16. New Delhi topped the chart with air quality index recorded at 420.

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17. New Delhi has poured $2 billion into development in Afghanistan since the 2001 US—led overthrow of the Taliban government.

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18. New Delhi holds meeting on Karmapa ahead of SR talks with China.

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19. New Delhi is structured around two central promenades called the Rajpath and the Janpath.

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20. New Delhi is a major junction in the Indian railway network and is the headquarters of the Northern Railway.

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21. New Delhi is connected by road to the rest of India through National highways:.

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22. New Delhi has the highest number of registered cars compared to any other metropolitan city in India.

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23. New Delhi has one of India's largest bus transport systems.

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24. New Delhi is home to several historic sites and museums.

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25. New Delhi is a cosmopolitan city due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence of the vast Indian bureaucracy and political system.

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26. New Delhi is the largest commercial city in northern India.

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27. Climate of New Delhi is a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate bordering a hot semi-arid climate (Koppen BSh) with high variation between summer and winter in terms of both temperature and rainfall.

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28. New Delhi falls under the seismic zone-IV, making it vulnerable to earthquakes.

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29. In 1966, New Delhi was converted into a union territory and eventually the Chief Commissioner was replaced by a Lieutenant Governor.

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30. The land for building the new city of New Delhi was acquired under the Land Acquisition Act 1894.

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