. In which year Delhi became the capital of India

A: 1909

B: 1910

C: 1911

D: 1917



Best Answer

Explanation :

  • The capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Delhi when the Partition of Bengal was annulled in 1911.
  •  In Delhi, a grand darbar was held. In 1911, George V attended the Delhi Durbar. 
  • In December 1911, King George V of the United Kingdom ordered that British India's capital be relocated from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi.
  •  Construction of the new capital began in 1912 at a site about 3 miles (5 kilometres) south of Delhi's city centre, and it was formally dedicated in 1931.
  •  The capital was moved from Calcutta to Delhi because it was the financial and political capital of many previous empires and was closer to India's geographic core.

Final Answer :

      The Corect Answer is 1911 (i.e) Option C.


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