You Travel Through These Places in Delhi Without Knowing the Record They Hold
New Delhi officially known as National Capital Territory of Delhi is one of the biggest cities in the world. In 1911 British transferred their colonial capital from Calcutta to Delhi and in 1927 it was given the name New Delhi. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and is continuously inhabited from the 6th century B.C. Delhi is the second most populous city in India and if NCR is taken into account it is one of the largest agglomerations in the world with a population of over 47,000,000 according to 2011 Census.
Delhi is famous for things like historical places, a variety of food, roads, Malls, and Museums. There are many other factors that make Delhi a center of tourist attraction not only in India but also around the globe. The main purpose of this article is to bring out some of the records that are held by various places which are situated in Delhi. Every day thousands of people travel through these areas without knowing these facts. Hope all of our readers would like it. Let everyone know the greatest, longest and highest in Delhi.
1: The tunnel of Delhi Metro from GTB Nagar to Qutub Minar is the longest tunnel in India. The length of the tunnel is 24 km and it took six years (2004-2010) to complete this construction.[wp_ad_camp_1]
3: Civic Centre of Municipal Corporation of Delhi at Minto Road is the tallest building in Delhi. The current height of the building is 102 meters and it consists of 28 floors. In case of NCR, the credit for tallest building goes to IREO Victory Valley in Gurgaon Sec-67. The height of the building is 147 meters and it consists of 40 floors.
4: The Feroz Shah Kotla cricket Stadium in Delhi is the second oldest cricket stadium still functional in India. The stadium was established in 1883 and only Eden Gardens in Kolkata is older than Feroz Shah Stadium. [wp_ad_camp_3]
5: Connaught Place in Central Delhi has fourth most expensive office destination in the world (Report from global property consultant CBRE Group). Also according to Forbes 2013 list, Connaught Place is the fifth highest priced market in the world after New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
6: New Delhi railway station is the busiest and the largest railway station in India. It has 16 platforms and on daily basis, it handles over 350 trains and 500,000 passengers. New Delhi railway station shares another world record with Kanpur Central Railway station for the largest route interlocking system (48) in the world. [wp_ad_camp_4]
7: The Delhi Metro viaduct from Dwarka Sector 8 Metro Station to Rama Krishna Ashram Marg Metro Station is the longest bride in India. The length of Bridge is 29.8km and it was completed in 2005-2010.
8: Delhi is often regarded as the “Book Capital” of India because of a large number of book lovers. The New Delhi World Book Fair which took place once in two years at Pragati Maidan is the second largest exhibition of books in the world. The Auto Expo is Asia’s largest auto show.
10: Nehru Place (named after first Prime Minister of India) is the biggest Information Technology market in Asia. Nehru Place is famous for all forms of IT hardware like personal computers, servers, networking equipment, software, documentation services. Several Computer and Laptop manufacturers have their authorized dealerships located here.
11: Dwarka Sub City in South West Delhi is the largest sub-city in Asia. Dwarka is widely considered as one of the upfront residential areas of the capital. To the surprise, the second largest sub-City of Asia also lies in Delhi i.e. Rohini.
12: The Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place is one of the five temples of Mahabharata days in Delhi. An important feature of this temple is the 24–hour chanting of the mantra (hymn) “Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram”. The hymn has been recited here since August 1, 1964, and this continuous chanting has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
13: Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in New Delhi is the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple. The grand temple is built in ancient-style, uses hand-carved stone and temple has been built without structural steel in a short span of five years by 11,000 artisans and volunteers. Michael Whitty, the official world record adjudicator for Guinness World Record traveled to India to present this award. Temples in Tamil Nadu raised an objection to record as the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is larger than Akshardham Temple and priests argued that while calculating area only area associated with temple should be taken into account, not the area covering restaurants and parking. Anyways setting aside the dispute the temple glorifies the ancient Indian architecture and Hinduism.
14: Qutub Minar held the record of the tallest building of India from 1368 A.D to 1653 A.D (Taj Mahal became the tallest building in India in 1653 A.D) and it also held the record of the tallest building of Delhi from 1198 A.D to 1971 A.D (Palika Kendra building overtook Qutub Minar).
We have tried our best to bring out unique facts about Delhi that you don’t find in regular blogs and websites that are associated with Delhi. As mentioned in the beginning, Delhi is one of the largest cities on earth and therefore there would be many facts that we were unable to cover. A person living in Delhi from a long time would be aware of many more facts and therefore it would urge all Delhi-ites to help us to expand this list and share it among more people living in Delhi.