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Municipal Corporation of Delhi
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}}The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is a municipal corporation, an autonomous body that governed 8 of the 11 Districts of Delhi, in the state of Delhi, India. It was one of three municipalities in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, the others being New Delhi Municipal Council, and Delhi Cantonment Board. "The MCD was among the largest municipal bodies in the world providing civic services to more than estimated population of 11 million citizens in the capital city."WEB, Cities having population 1 lakh and above,weblink censusindia, The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, 20 October 2011, The municipal corporation covered an area of 1,397.3 km² (539.5 mi²).(File:MCD Civic Center, New Delhi.jpg|thumb|Civic Centre (28 floor)located on Minto Road, New Delhi is the headquarters of Municipal Corporation of Delhi.)Within its jurisdiction were some of the most densely populated areas in the world. It also had the unique distinction of providing civic services to rural and urban villages, resettlement colonies, regularised unauthorised colonies, unregularised slum/squatter settlements, private 'katras' etc., all at the same time.

History

(File:MCD HQ.jpg|thumb|Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic centre - Headquarters of Municipal Corporation of Delhi)MCD came into existence on the 7th of April, 1958 under and Act of Parliament. Prior to that DMC ( Delhi Municipal Committee ) was the principal civic body of Delhi. Eminent Freedom Fighter Guru Radha Kishan has the honour to represent MCD ( initially Delhi Municipal Committee ) for most consecutive years as a Councillor."Delhi in 70 years.", Hindustan Times, 15 August 2017. The first elected Mayor of Delhi was Pt. Trilok Chand Sharma served as First Mayor of Delhi. Since then, the Municipal Body has always been alive in its constitution and functioning to the growing needs of citizens. The 1993 amendment of the Act brought about fundamental changes in composition, functions, governance and administration of the corporation.

Trifurcation

On 13 January 2012,REPORT, Govt of NCT of Delhi, 20 March 2018, Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18,weblink Govt of NCT of Delhi, 12 November 2018, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi was 'trifurcated', i.e. split into three smaller municipal corporations. The new North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation each contain 104 municipal wards, the smaller East Delhi Municipal Corporation contains 64 wards.WEB, The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act 2011(Delhi Act 12 of 2011),weblink delhi.gov.in, Department of Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs, 29 December 2011, WEB, Economic Survey of Delhi 2014 - 2015,weblink Government of NCT of Delhi, 23 March 2017, 1,

MCD zones list

The entire MCD area was divided into 12 zones spread across three smaller municipal corporations:
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