The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has approved the Draft Regional Plan-2041. The Main Priority areas for the Draft Regional Plan are Urban Regeneration, Future Ready Infrastructure, Multi Modal Transport, Economic Corridor, Tourism, Farm income, Skill Development and Employment, Smart and Digital NCR and Ease of doing Business. It was approved at e 41st meeting of NCRPB which was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri. The Plan also lays key focus on multi modal connectivity across NCR through air, road, rail and inland waterway connectivity. It proposes 30-minute connectivity through super-fast trains within major cities of NCR as well as proposes to explore feasibility of 30 minute Mass Transit Rail System from nearest NCR boundaries to Delhi.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr Puri said that the NCR Planning Board is a unique example of inter-State and inter-Agency coordination and harmonized Regional Development in the country. He said, with increasing urbanization levels in NCR, the region is going to be the largest agglomeration in the world by 2030, which presents major challenges for the future of this region. The Minister said that all of us will work closely together in visualising and building a future ready national capital region of new vibrant India. The Plan is expected to be finalized by March 2022.