New Delhi Municipal Council, India
Delhi is the capital of India and is regarded as the heart of the nation. It is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River bounded by Uttar Pardesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana Delhi and also a state for administrative purposes. It is one of the largest metropolises in the country.
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) consists of only 3 per cent of the area and 3 per cent of the population of National Capital Territory of Delhi. Some of the key highlights of NDMC are:
i. The New Delhi Municipal Council area comprises of the territory that has been described as Lutyen’s Delhi and which has historically come to be regarded as the seat of central authority in Union of India.
ii. It comprises of important buildings like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, Supreme Court, North and South Blocks and buildings abutting Central Vista and also all the diplomatic missions which function as territorial entities under the sovereign jurisdiction of their Flag States.
iii. The Government of India is nearly the sole landowner and also owns about eighty percent of the buildings in the New Delhi Municipal Council area. Private ownership of property in this area. Private ownership of property in this area is marginal.
iv. Efficient function of the Municipal services in this area is critical for the internal image of the country and is a factor which has an important bearing on the functioning of the Government apparatus itself.
v. Historically, this area has enjoyed a system of Local Government very different from other parts of the National Capital Territory. On account of these special characteristics, it was felt that any scheme for the governance of this area based on conventional pattern of representative local self-government, would be unworkable and out of place since the pre-eminent character of this area is that of the seat of the Central Government.
Delhi is well connected with public transport like Buse, trains, auto rickshaws, Taxi Service and the Delhi Metro Link. The Delhi Transport Corporation Buses caters to almost 55 % of the total population that run on CNG which is an eco-friendly initiative .Delhi is also well connected with the rest of India via numerous Railway Stations and forms the headquarters of the Northern Rail Network System. Delhi has well maintained National Highways and Expressways that connect to other neighbouring states.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), connects Delhi with other States and International cities serving over 23 million domestic and International passengers that makes it the busiest Airport in Southeast Asia.