the capital of India, a city in north central India built 1912–29 to replace Calcutta (now Kolkata) as the capital of British India. With Delhi, it is part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Pop. (with Delhi) 12,259,200 (est. 2009).
The capital of India, in the northern central part of the country south of Delhi. It was built between 1912 and 1929 to replace Calcutta as the capital of British India and was officially opened in 1931. New Delhi is also a center of commerce and transportation.