In the beginning of December in 1911, British king George -V and queen Mary visited India, he was the first British ruler to visit India. On 12th December 1911, a grand coronation ceremony was organised in Delhi. The main declaration of Lord Harding on behalf of the Emperor at Delhi Darbar were:
1). Transfer of capital from Calcutta to Delhi.
2). Partition of Bengal was cancelled.
3). Orissa and Bihar became states.
4). A Province was formed by joining all Bengali speaking.
Immediately after the Delhi darbar, George V led the foundation stone of new capital. Transfer of capital from Calcutta to Delhi took place in 1912. The real reason for shifting the capital was political, to reduce the importance of Calcutta; the focal point of movement against partition of Bengal.