Draft Regional Plan-2041: The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has recently approved the ‘Draft Regional Plan 2041.
- It was approved at e 41st meeting of NCRPB which was held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.
- The final version of Regional Plan-2041’ has been planned to be submitted by end of March 2022 by the Government.
Key focus areas of the plan:
The main priority areas for the Draft Regional Plan are as follows:
- Urban Regeneration
- Future Ready Infrastructure
- Multi Modal Transport
- Economic Corridor
- Farm income
- Skill Development and Employment
- Smart and Digital NCR
- Ease of doing Business
- The NCRPB plan covers a covers an area of around 55,083 square kilometres in all.
- Delhi, two districts of Rajasthan, eight districts of Uttar Pradesh and 14 districts of Haryana are covered
- The Plan lays a key focus in multi-modal connectivity across NCR through air, road, rail and inland waterway connectivity.
- The plan seeks to make NCR a smart connected region by improving connectivity using bullet trains, smart roads, helitaxi services.
- It proposes 30-minute connectivity through super-fast trains within major cities of NCR.
- It also proposes to explore feasibility of 30 minute Mass Transit Rail System (MTRS) from nearest NCR boundaries to Delhi.
- In addition, it proposes to promote electric mobility infrastructure, emphasis on circular economy of water and air quality improvements will help environment conservation.
- The major initiatives of the draft plan are urban regeneration, ease of living, slum free NCR, 24-hour Air ambulance, Swachh and Smart NCR.
About NCR Planning Board:
- The National Capital Region (NCR) is a planning region centred upon the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi in India.
- It encompasses Delhi and several districts surrounding it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- NCRPB was set up in 1985, to promote balanced development of the NCR and to avoid haphazard development.