New Delhi, Jagran Bureau. Rationalization of the NCR is being considered, under which the NCR will be limited to a radius of 100 km from Delhi. Its old part can be taken out of the purview of NCR. But the two km width area situated on the banks of the big cities and the national highways connecting them will also be developed as a part of NCR. Instead of districts falling under NCR, tehsils will now be considered as units. In the meeting of the NCR Planning Board, all the states have agreed to these proposals of Master Plan-2041.
An area of two km width situated on both sides of the highway can also be considered as part of NCR.
The objective of preparing this proposal is that the urban areas of the states included in NCR can be developed equitably. Urban Development Secretary Durgashankar Mishra said that the basic objective of NCR is to develop the cities of the neighboring states connected with the national capital Delhi equally. In order to provide basic facilities to the people living here, infrastructural development has to be done in which the Center will also have a share along with the states. The laws of the Center and the states will be applicable on various subjects here. He said this in response to a question. In the meeting of the NCR Planning Board, the misleading terminology like ‘Natural Conservation Zone’ was removed and it was made a natural zone.
Instead of districts within the purview of NCR, tehsils will now be considered as units.
This will not hinder the development of cities. But its purpose is not to create hurdles in the development of villages or create difficulties for the farmers. Earlier districts were considered as units in the periphery of NCR, which will now be changed to tehsils as units and its share will be decided. Only a part of the tehsil will come within a radius of one hundred km, it will be left to the concerned state government that if it wants to become a part of the whole tehsil or can exclude it.
The radius of NCR will be rationalized by making 100 km
The area falling within a radius of one hundred km from Rajghat in the capital Delhi will be considered as part of NCR. Urban Development Secretary Mishra clarified in a conversation with Jagran that Haryana’s Sonepat will be a part of NCR, but Panipat district cannot technically be a part of it. Being outside the radius of 100 km, Alwar in Rajasthan also cannot be a part of it.
Large cities outside the radius of one hundred km connecting with the highway will also be part of NCR
Meerut in Uttar Pradesh will be part of it, while Mathura and Muzaffarnagar districts can be kept out of its periphery. However, to get the benefit of NCR, another provision has also been made, under which the area situated in a width of two km on both sides of the National Highway connecting Delhi can be given the benefit of NCR. Large cities outside the radius of one hundred km connected by the National Highway can also be a part of NCR. But the rural areas of those districts would be out of it.
Several rounds of talks have been held on the proposals prepared in the meeting of the NCR Planning Board. But the proposal could not be finalized due to differences of opinion. Most of the states have agreed in Tuesday’s meeting. After the Haryana submits its suggestions within the next one week, the final draft will be put on the website in the last week of October or the first week of November for public opinion.