Essay on delhi
Delhi This Indian Mega City is located on the Yamuna River in Northern India. It is one of the most historic cities in India and is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. It is the 6th populous metropolis in the world. Industrialisation started in the city in 1880 and greatly improved its infrastructure including a proper Sewage system, Piped water, Transport, Education and Utilities. After the industrialisation electric lighting and tramway systems came soon after. This was around 1901 - 1902. Delhi gained independence in 1947, after becoming independent the progression of Delhi into a Mega City began. 500,000 people moved to Delhi inside three months after it becoming independent because people were able to choose the areas which they wanted to live for themselves rather than being segregated by their ethnic background or religion. This meant Delhi had a seriously high migration rate.
Till the 80s, the only city buses to rule Delhi’s roads were run by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). In 1992, the bus service was privatised and Redline buses were introduced. After these private buses ran over many pedestrians, they were painted blue. But they turned out to be deadlier – Bluelines killed 1,072 people in the last decade, with year 2005 being the worst with 175 deaths. The buses became infamous for rash driving, and for never actually really stopping at bus stops.
In November 2007, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off the first 12 green low-floor CNG buses on Rajpath. She also took a round in the new red-coloured air-conditioned bus.
Today, Delhi has 4,000 low floor buses and 2,400 Bluelines. The Bluelines were removed temporarily during the Commonwealth Games. At present, only 800 are on the road. They will be phased out by December 14, 2010, according to transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely. Around 8,000 people earn their livelihood from Bluelines.
I don't know that I've ever gone to Delhi willingly. All told, I've...