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Cell phone use in Delhi increasing at an incredible rate

New Delhi, Nov 20, 2012 (PTI)
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Use of cell phones is increasing at an incredible rate in Delhi with the number of mobile connections in the city reaching 4.25 crore against its population of around 1.70 crore, implying that on an average every Delhiite has at least two phones.

The number of mobile phone connections in 2010-11 was 3.88 crore which increased by 37 lakh to reach 4.25 crore in 2011-12, as per Delhi government statistics released by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today.


The number of mobile connections in the entire country is estimated to be around 90 crore. In 2009-2010, the number of connections in Delhi was 2.82 crore.
The number of fixed line phone connections in Delhi has also risen marginally from 28.38 lakh in 2010-11 to 29.12 lakh in 2011-2012.

The figures have been published in the Delhi Statistical Handbook 2012.
As per the statistics, around five lakh vehicles were registered during 2011-12 taking the total number to 74.38 lakh vehicles against 69.32 lakh in 2010-11. The number of cars and jeeps in 2011-12 increased to 23.43 lakh from 21.73 lakh in 2010-11.

On use of public transport, the figures showed that around 162 crore passengers travelled on Delhi Transport Corporation buses during 2011-12. Around 111 crore passengers had travelled on DTC buses during 2010-11.

Delhi's per capita income, which indicates an average earning of a person, is the third highest in the country with Goa having a per capita income of Rs 1,32,719 topping the list, and closely followed by Chandigarh at Rs 1,20,912.

In an indication of sustained economic prosperity, the per capita annual income in the city has increased by over 16 per cent to Rs 1.75 lakh in 2011-12 compared to the previous fiscal, which is three times the national average and second highest in the country.


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