Delhi is the capital of India. It is also known as National Capital Territory. Delhi has a long political history. It was the nerve center of North Indian politics for many centuries. Delhi is known for its historical buildings and tombs like Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar, Lodhi Gardens, Red Fort, India Gate and more. Today, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city. Moreover, the city is bound by four states – Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The city is also famous for its cuisine, especially its street food.
Delhi is a densely populated city, with an average population density of more than 11,000 people per square km. Consequently, Delhi also has one of the highest road densities in India. Successive governments have tried to reduce the vehicular congestion in the city, with mixed results. Transport in Delhi consists of Delhi Transport Corporation buses, Delhi Metro, e-rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, private fleets such as Uber and Ola and private vehicles.
National Highway 1, National Highway 2, National Highway 8, and National Highway 24 connect Delhi to the rest of India. Arterial roads include an inner ring road, an outer ring road, and expressways like the Noida-Greater Noida Highway and Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. A lot of Delhiites prefer to travel by their own vehicles since it is more comfortable. This means, there are lakhs of cars in Delhi, with more cars being added every year.