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Posted Date: 14 Jan 2009 Posted By: Tony John Member Level: Gold Points: 0
Are you planning to visit New Delhi or the NCR in the near future? Read on the following post to know more about the major universities, major hospitals, places of pilgrim & tourist interests, major wholesale and retail markets of Delhi.
Delhi or Dilli is a metropolitan region in northern India on the banks of the sacred river Yamuna, and is surrounded by Haryana on the north, west and south and by Uttar Pradesh (UP) on the east. The capital of Delhi is New Delhi which is also the seat of Indian Government. Being the national capital, New Delhi houses the Parliament and the Supreme Court of India.
Delhi has been through a lot of upheaval during its existence. From being the Indraprastha, the capital city of Pandavas, to being the present day Delhi, its possession changed hands from The Hindu dynasties to Muslims and then to the British till 1947. So, Delhi has so many world heritage sites covering almost all the rulers of Delhi.
Till 1991, Delhi was a Union Territory. By the sixty-ninth Amendment in the constitution, the Union Territory of Delhi was renamed as National Capital Territory of Delhi which gave Delhi its very own legislative assembly. National Capital Territory of Delhi includes Bagpat, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Greater Noida with a collective population of 22.2 million.
Delhi has nine districts viz Central Delhi, West Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, South West Delhi, East Delhi, North Delhi, New Delhi and North East Delhi. Delhi has seven Loksabha assemblies viz Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi & West Delhi, and 70 Assembly constituencies. The Delhi metropolitan has five local municipal bodies viz North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Cantonment Board.
Delhi Jal Board, a government entity supplies water to the whole city. Electricity was a major problem till privatization in 2001. Now, 24-hour electricity is supplied by three private companies viz TPDDL-Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, BSES- Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL)
Delhi was the one of the most polluted city in 1990-2000. As a result of a PIL filed in The Supreme Court of India and as of now, Delhi boasts of a 9000-strong CNG run fleet of AC and non AC busses, a first of its kind in the whole world. In addition to that Delhi Metro (DMRC) has changed the face of Delhi by providing AC travel at a very economical rate. As of date and at the end of phase two, Delhi Metro covers around 190 Kms carrying around 25 lakh passengers daily.
Delhi has one world-class international and two national airports. Delhi has four major railway terminus namely Delhi Junction or Old Delhi station, New Delhi station, Anand Vihar station and Nizamuddin station connecting Delhi to all parts of the country.
Delhi is a major educational hub with four major universities, namely University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia University and Indira Gandhi National Open University. It also has so many state level Universities. Some of the prominent educational institutes in Delhi are St. Stephens College, Hindu College, Miranda House, AIIMS, Maulana Azad Medical College, IIT Delhi, ITI etc.
Delhi NCR has one of the best mixes of top government hospitals and top private medical institutes including the super-speciality institutes to cater to the needs of people of all walks of life - AIIMS, Safdurjung Hospital, MAMC, UCMS, Fortis, Max, Medanta, Gangaram, Apollo, Jaipour Golden, B.L.Kapur, to name a few.
Famous Markets of Delhi
During its 2000 years of existence, Delhi has emerged as a bustling trading center with a blend of old and new. It has markets right from the Mughal era such as Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, and Khari Baoli to Sir Edwin Lutyen’s Rajiv Chowk (Formerly known as Connaught Place), and the trendier Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, South Extension, Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, GK-1, Khan Market, Delhi Haat, in addition to more than 50 swankier Malls such as TDI, CTC, Ansals Plaza, Shipra, Citi, Pacific, Sahara, Galaxy, DLF, Metro, Ambience, West Gate, Select City etc.
Famous Tourist and Pilgrim attraction
1. Lotus Temple or Bahai's Temple, situated near Nehru Place, is famous for its lotus-shaped architecture and for its belief in oneness.
2. India Gate, in the heart of the city, is a 42-foot high gate in the memory of the soldiers who laid their lives down for the independence of India. It is in close proximity of The President's House with lush green vast lawns and a boat club.
3. Akshardham Temple, a Hindu temple, perhaps the biggest in the world, built on the banks of Yamuna, is known for its architectural marvel.
4. Red Fort, a UNESCO protected heritage site, in the heart of the Mugal-era Walled City, is built with red stone.
5. Jama Masjid, the biggest Mosque, another UNESCO protected heritage site, can seat around 25,000 devotees at one go.
6. Yogmaya temple, believed to be the oldest temple in the city, was built by the Pandavas.
7. Qutub Minar, stands 73 m tall on the southern part of Delhi, was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 including The Iron Pillar of Delhi.
8. Connaught Place, now known as Rajiv Chowk, was built by Sir Edwin Lutyen as a commercial hub after The British moved their capital from Kolkata to New Delhi.
9. Dilli Haat, a theme based market where artisans from different states sell their crafts in addition to displaying their regional culture, music and dance.
10. Birla Mandir, or Laxmi Narayan Temple, is a famous old temple of Goddess Durga built by Birlas in 1938 near Connaught Place.
11.Jantar Mantar is an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724.
12. Purana Quila, another UNESCO protected heritage site of the Moghul era.
13. ISKON Temple is the famous Krishna temple in south Delhi.
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|Posted By: adarsh kumar Posted Date: 14 Aug 2009 Points: 1 |
|Asia's tallest tv tower is situated in pitam pura ,delhi-110034|
|Posted By: RajmiArun Posted Date: 16 Nov 2009 Points: 20 (Rs 20)|
Delhi or Dilli in local language, is the capital city of India and is also a Union Territory. Delhi is the second largest metro of India. The region of Delhi, which is also the National Capital Territory or the National Captial Region includes Noida, Gurgoan, Greate Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.
The city of Delhi is on the banks of the river Yamuna, it had been the capital for the great dynasties for so many centuries.
The city of Delhi is beleived to be the Indraprastha of Mahabaratha. Delhi had been the capital of the Mughal kings too. It had been a major commercial and cultural bridge between the different trade routes that got in so many improvements.
Though Calcutta became the capital of India till 1911 during East India company rule and during British Raj in the year 1911 Delhi became the capital. In the year 1920 a new city was built and is called New Delhi and when India got its Independence, New Delhi was declared capital. Lot of moving in population have made Delhi a Cosmopolitan metro.
The climate of Delhi is quite subtropical with long summers and cold winters. Delhi gets an average rainfall of 25 inches. During Jan the peak of winter Delhi is full of fog and during May the peak of Summer, the Loo storm sets in bringing in lots of sand inside Delhi.
Delhi is divided into 9 districts and have 4 major satellite cities. The districts are headed by a deputy commissioner. The Union Territory of Delhi have its own Legislative Assembly and a Lieutenant Governor and the general administration is run by Cheif Minister. New Delhi a city in Delhi is both the National Captial Territory of Delhi and Government of India. The transportation and other local services are taken care by the Delhi state government but Police is under the direct control of Central Government. The current Chief Minister of Delhi is Sheila Dixit.
Delhi houses buildings like Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Parliment of India and Supreme Court.
|Posted By: Pramod Dabholkar Posted Date: 29 Dec 2011 Points: 5 (Rs 2)|
|Official website: http://www.delhigovt.nic.in/|
More information about Delhi:
Area: 1,483 sq. km.
Latitudinal parallel: 28.3 (Degree) E
Longitudinal meridian: 77.13 (Degree) E
Altitude: 293 m above sea level
Population: 13.85 million (Census 2001)
Average Temperature: 45 degree C (Max) and 5 degree C (Min)
Rainfall: 714 mm
Best time to visit: October to March
STD Code: 011
Tourist spot in Delhi:
The Red Fort, Purana Qila, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Bahai's House of Worship (Lotus Temple), Rashtrapti Bhavan, Rajghat, Humayun's Tomb, Parliament House, Jamma Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Safdarjung's Tomb.
|Posted By: vishnu Posted Date: 02 Apr 2010 Points: 3 (Rs 1)|
|Current information of Delhi|
1.Lt. Governor:- Tejendra Khanna
2.Chief Minister:- Sheila Dikshit
3.Mayor :- Kanwar Sain
4.Population :- 13,782,976
5.Official languages:- English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
6.Pincode :- 110 xxx
7.Telephone :- +011
8.Website :- delhigovt.nic.in
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