September 26, 2021

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NCR Planning Board gives another month to states to respond to proposals on Regional Draft Plan 2041

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NCR Planning Board gives another month to states to respond to proposals on Regional Draft Plan 2041
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NCR Planning Board gives another month to states to respond to proposals on Regional Draft Plan 2041
NCR Planning Board gives another month to states to respond to proposals on Regional Draft Plan 2041

NEW DELHI: The NCR Planning Board (NCRPB) on Tuesday gave another one month’s time to the participating states to submit their comments before putting the Regional Draft Plan 2041 in public domain for consultation as states sought more time to respond to the proposals. The proposed plan envisages major infrastructure projects and increased economic activities across the region.
Sources said Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who chaired the meeting, flagged how delay in finalising the Regional Plan won’t be acceptable this time while highlighting how some years were lost when the last Regional Plan for 2021 was prepared.
TOI has learnt that only Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was present in the virtual meeting while all the three other states were represented by their ministers. Sources said Khattar flagged his concern over how a large share of the state’s territory has come under the jurisdiction of NCR.
Officials said no other major issue barring the Draft Regional Plan was taken up in the meeting. In an official release, the housing and urban affairs ministry said Puri urged the NCR participating states to adopt and implement the recommendations of the NCRPB’s plans and make use of its funding window available at very attractive rates, which will help in achieving accelerated growth and development of all sectors in the region.
It said the Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments signed the Combined Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement (CRCTA) for Stage Carriage and Contract Carriage for seamless movement of passenger vehicles in the NCR.
“There will be single point taxation for all motor cabs/ taxis/ auto rickshaw; all stage carriage buses, all State Transport Undertakings (STUs) of NCR, including city bus services. This will encourage shift of traffic from private vehicles to mass public transport vehicles and will help in to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution,” the ministry said.

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