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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

 Delhi 100

They flew over the new Capital

A vast expanse of grassy fields, a few tents and the Safdarjung Tomb in the background — that is how the Willingdon airfield, New Delhi’s first ‘airport’ looked like when the first airmail flight landed here on November 30, 1918.

Mecca for young aviators

Behind the brightly painted but unremarkable façade of the 83-year-old Delhi Flying Club lies the Capital’s rich aviation history. Sidhartha Roy reports.

At your service since pre-independence

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today, caters to about 98% of Delhi’s population. But, till about 40 years ago, it was even bigger — the one provider of every conceivable public service.
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