The 41st meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) held under the chairmanship of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved Draft Regional Plan 2041, with some modifications. It was desired that after carrying out necessary changes as per procedure to consider comments / feedbacks, efforts should be made to notify the final version of RP-2041 by the end of March, 2022 with the approval of the Board.
Key highlights of RP2041 are:
- Main Priority areas for the Draft Regional Plan are Urban Regeneration, Future Ready Infrastructure, Multi Modal Transport & Logistics, Industries & MSME, Economic Corridor, Tourism, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) & Leisure, Farm income & traditional economy, Skill Development & Employment, Smart & Digital NCR and Ease of doing Business.
- The Plan’sproposal of ToD (Transit Oriented Development) along major transport corridors, high FAR (Floor Area Ratio), TDR (Transferable Development Rights), vertical brown field re-development, mix land use in old parts of cities and smaller towns to promote medical/educational/tourism hubs, affordable rental housing are transformative in nature and will go a long way in meeting demands of rapid urbanization.
- Water is going to be a scarce resource and Plan proposals of decentralized STPs with dual piping and recycled water will address the water scarcity.
- The Plan 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.
- Plan’s proposal of promoting electric mobility infrastructure, emphasis on circular economy of water and air quality improvements will help environment conservation. Urban regeneration, ease of living, slum free NCR, 24 hours Air ambulance, Swachh and Smart NCR are major initiatives of this Plan.
At the meeting it was decided that after carrying out necessary changes in the draft RP-2041, it should be placed in public domain for 30 days as mandated under the law to seek views of all stakeholders that includes States / Organisations / Public etc.