Policies & Strategies

The vision of the NCR Regional Plan-2021, notified on 17th September, 2005 is to develop the entire NCR as a region of global excellence. The Plan aims to promote economic growth and balanced development of the Region and seeks to attain these through (a) providing suitable economic base for future growth by identification and development of regional settlements capable of absorbing the economic development impulse of Delhi; (b) providing efficient and economic rail and road based transportation networks (including mass transport systems) well integrated with the land use patterns to support balanced regional development in such identified settlements; (c) minimizing the adverse environmental impact that may occur in the process of development of the NCR; (d) developing selected urban settlements with urban infrastructure facilities such as transport, power, communication, drinking water, sewerage and drainage comparable with Delhi; (e) providing a rational land use pattern;  and  (f) promoting sustainable development in the region for improving the quality of life. 

The population of NCR is projected to be 641.38 lakhs by 2021. Based on the projections & policies given in the Regional Plan-2021 for NCR, it is expected that the population of NCT-Delhi Sub-region would be 225 lakhs by 2021 and 163.50 lakhs, 49.38 lakhs & 203.50 lakhs for Haryana, Rajasthan Sub-region & Uttar Pradesh Sub-regions respectively.  The thrust areas of the Regional Plan – 2021 for NCR mainly includes:

  1. Lays down Land Uses at the Regional level in terms of a harmonious pattern emerging from a careful examination of natural features including susceptibility to natural disasters and socio-economic activities
  2. Proposes Development of Metro and Regional Centres as powerful growth nodes to attract major activities
  3. Provide regional transport linkages and Mass Commuter System 
  4. Construction of peripheral expressways and orbital rail corridor around Delhi
  5. Development of core urban infrastructure (transport, power, water supply, sewerage, drainage) in NCR towns
  6. Development of the region’s economy through Model Industrial Estates, Special Economic Zones outside NCT-Delhi
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The Regional Plan-2021 for NCR has proposed a six tier Settlement System consisting of Metro Centres, Regional Centres, Sub-Regional Centres, Service Centres, Central Villages and Basic Villages. The urban agglomerates selected consist of 7 Metro Centres/Complexes outside NCT of Delhi with a population of one million and above consisting of Gurgaon-Manesar, Faridabad-Ballabhgarh, Ghaziabad-Loni, Noida, Greater Noida, Meerut and Sonepat-Kundli; and 11 Regional Centres/Complexes namely Bahadurgarh, Panipat, Rohtak, Palwal, Rewari-Dharuhera-Bawal, Hapur-Pilakhua, Bulandshahr-Khurja, Baghpat-Baraut, Alwar, Greater Bhiwadi & Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror.
The NCR Regional Plan-2021 has identified three types of infrastructure requirements –first, regional level large investments in power, highways, railways etc, second, inter-state connectivity and the environment investments and third, city level urban investments. The Plan estimates that the development of quality infrastructure in the NCR will require investment of about Rs. 193752 crore in transport, power, water, sewerage and sanitation by 2021; this excludes investments in Land Development for residential/ commercial/ industrial/ institutional projects.

Funds for infrastructure development in NCR would have to come from all three levels of government, with various projects having a sub-regional, regional or national interest, in addition to private sector investments through PPP or otherwise. NCRPB, being the nodal agency for NCR development, is expected to lead local, regional and statewide infrastructure initiatives to ensure planning and infrastructure essential to the NCR development goals is developed and delivered.

In order to play a more effective role with the ultimate objective of translating the vision of the National Capital Region to develop as a region of global excellence into actual reality on the ground, the NCR Planning Board needs to substantially scale up financing of infrastructural projects including inter-state projects benefiting more than one states in the thrust areas identified in the Regional Plan-2021.  The Board has identified infrastructure projects in the area of 100% sewerage development, solid waste management, integrated water supply in urban/semi-urban/rural areas of NCR, new townships, road networks, Regional Rapid Transit System and power transmission and distribution system for financing during 11th plan period and beyond. The Board has projected a total investment of Rs. 15000 crore on these projects of which NCRPB’s share is expected to be about Rs. 11000 crore.

In order to fund investments in various sectors as above, NCRPB is looking for arranging funds through higher budgetary allocations to the NCRPB and by raising funds from other sources such as multi-lateral/bi-lateral funding and capital market etc.

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