41st Meeting Of The National Capital Region Planning Board Held
New Delhi, Oct 13 (TNA) The 41st meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs.
There was a broad agreement on the major elements of the draft RP-2041. Following few issues were discussed in detail in the meeting included:
NCR Delineation – The consensus arrived at was that the geographical size of the region should be contiguous circular region of 100 km radius from Rajghat (Delhi).
Beyond 100 km radius and upto existing NCR boundary, all notified cities/towns along with a corridor of 01 km on either side of connecting Expressways/ National Highways/ State Highways/ Regional Rapid Transit System will be included.
Population Projections- Population estimates of the Draft RP are indicative and do not imply any restriction on the States. States may take/use figures as per their projections for next 20 years and their infrastructure and other development requirements.
Natural Conservation Zones – This was discussed in detail and it was agreed that this be called a “Natural Zone” and development within this shall be protected/ conserved/ regulated/ utilized as per relevant Central/State laws and directions of the Hon’ble Courts and NGT.
Uttar Pradesh requested that NCZ delineation for the four newly added districts may be done under RP-2041 as the current RP-2021 is going to expire in next few months. This was discussed and agreed to by the Board.
The Chairman expressed the views that the Draft RP is an evolving document and views of the States on the draft provisions may be reviewed till it gets finalized and approved by the Board for publication and implementation.