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Central, New Delhi are key business districts

delhi Updated: May 08, 2012 00:18 IST
Rajat Arora
Rajat Arora
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Central Delhi, which also serves as the business district, houses more than 40,000 shops and offices, while plush New Delhi has the maximum number — over 450 — of hotels and lodges in the city.

Commercialisation is widespread in north Delhi too, with over 23% of the census houses having shops and offices.

A census house is a unit which may be used for residential or non-residential purposes.

Surprisingly, the number of hospitals and schools in the Capital is almost the same as the number of religious places.

Out of 46.05% census houses, only .2% are schools and same is the per cent share of hospitals.

For every 10,000 households, there are around 42 hospitals — highest are in central Delhi and around 18, the lowest, in north-east Delhi.

According to the census report of India on houses and household amenities, the highly commercialised Capital has 77% of residential space and 3.4% of household are used for residential and other purposes.

Over 9% of the total census houses are shops and offices.

For over 10,000 households in New Delhi, there are 42 schools, maximum in Delhi, while in west district the number is 24, the lowest.

In north-east Delhi, mixed land use is the maximum with many using their residences for other purposes as well.

Around 2% of the total census houses in the Capital are used for factories, workshops and worksheds.

Over 11.1% of census houses are vacant in the capital, which was also the number in 2001.