10. New Delhi
- GDP growth: +$315 billion
- Population growth: +7 million
- Per capita GDP growth: $10,919
New Delhi, the capital city of India, has the second highest GDP in the country. And although it cannot rival Mumbai in terms of contribution to the growth of the Indian economy, Delhi is no pushover. It contributes 4.94 per cent to all-India GDP.
Connaught Place, one of India’s largest financial centres, is located in the heart of Delhi. Being an important commercial centre in South Asia, Delhi has a per capita income of Rs 78,690, which is more than double the national average.
Delhi’s key service industries, backed by as strong and well laid out infrastructure, include IT, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. In recent times, Delhi’s manufacturing industry has grown considerably and consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around the capital.
Construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services, and real estate form the backbone of Delhi’s economy. The capital’s retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India.
Public transport in Delhi consists of buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, suburban railways and metro rail.