Describe the developmental activities undertaken to construct and develop New Delhi as the new British Capital.


The construction of the new capital was a massive task and hence, the construction and management could not be left to a local authority. Therefore, the Imperial Delhi Committee was formed in 1913.

The New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC) was set-up to look after all the civic amenities like water supply, electricity, buildings, roads, sewers, medical and public health of the capital. It provided an underground sewer system in the whole area. All big, open nallas were covered as they were the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

In 1937, the Delhi Improvement Trust was established. It undertook many schemes like town expansion, slum clearance and slum improvement scheme for the progress of Delhi.