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NCR Planning Board approves Draft Regional Plan-2041

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Draft Regional Plan-2041

Draft Regional Plan-2041: The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has recently approved the ‘Draft Regional Plan 2041.

Key Highlights:

  • 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
  • Tourism
  • Farm income
  • Skill Development and Employment
  • Smart and Digital NCR
  • Ease of doing Business

Key Points:

  • 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.

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