Salient features of Regional Plan-2021 for National Capital Region

The National Capital Region (NCR) Planning Board under Section 10 of the NCR Planning Board Act, 1985 prepared draft Regional Plan-2021 for NCR. After inviting objections/suggestions from public under Section 12 of the NCR Planning Board Act, 1985 on draft Regional Plan-2021, final Plan was approved in 28th meeting of the Board held on 9th July 2005 and was notified on 17th September 2005. The document is available at a nominal price of Rs.225/- only. Region The National Capital Region area comprises: a) National Capital Territory of Delhi b) Haryana Sub-region comprising of eight districts namely, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rohtak, Sonepat, Rewari, Jhajjar, Mewat and Panipat c) Rajasthan Sub-region comprises of Alwar district d) Uttar Pradesh Sub-region comprising of five districts namely, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr and Baghpat The total area of NCR is 33,578 sq kms. Sector-wise features are as follows: Aims and Objectives • The Plan aims to promote growth and balanced development of the whole region through providing economic base in the identified major settlements (Metro Centres/Regional Centres) for absorbing economic development impulse of Delhi, efficient transport network, development of physical infrastructure, rational land use pattern, improved environment and quality of life. Policy Zones • NCT-Delhi covers an area of 1,483 sq. kms. • Central Capital Region (CNCR) earlier Delhi Metropolitan Area (DMA) is about 2000 sq. kms against 1,697 sq. kms of DMA. It would include the existing controlled area of CNCR towns,
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795 sq. wholesale trade areas and office spaces in NCT-Delhi. • Shift space extensive/hazardous wholesale trades outside NCT-Delhi. • Rest of NCR covers an area of 29. kms approximately.000 5. Gurgaon-Manesar complex. Service Centre 5. Sub-Regional Centre 4.5 to 3 lakhs 10.000 below 5. Sonepat-Kundli complex. SETTLEMENT PATTERN 2 . • Adopt investment strategies to restrict less desirable economic activities by not allowing new industrial areas. kms (excluding controlled areas). Sonepat-Kundli complex. Ghaziabad-Loni complex and Noida • Highway Corridor Zone proposed with a minimum width of 500 metres on either side of ROW of National Highways. Gurgaon-Manesar complex. Demographic Profile and Settlement Pattern • Population of NCT-Delhi proposed to range between 220-230 lakhs by year 2021. Bahadurgarh. Regional Centre 3. • Allow only Hi-tech industries in NCT-Delhi. • Restrict the number and size of Government offices/PSUs in NCT-Delhi. Upgradation of infrastructure at local and regional level in order to induce the growth of these areas. VAT etc. Approximate area is 300 sq. Basic Village Population size 10 lakhs+ 3 to 10 lakhs 0. • Develop model industrial Estates/Special Economic Zones (SEZs) outside NCT-Delhi.000 to 10.000 Economic Activity and Fiscal Policy • Facilitate value-added high-0tech service sector in Delhi in the context of its emergence as a global city in the world economy. • In CNCR there will be 5 Metro Centres (Ghaziabad-Loni complex.namely Faridabad-Ballabhgarh complex. Faridabad-Ballabhgarh complex and Noida) and one Regional Centre (Bahadurgarh). Metro Centres 2. • Uniformity in the tax regime. • Settlement System –six tier hierarchical system are proposed. i. Hierarchical of settlement and their population size is given below: Settlement type 1.e.000 to 50. Central Village 6. Sales Tax.

BULANDSHAHR L RN AU TO NA REWARI GAUTAMBUDH NAGAR KHURJA PALWAL I RIVE SAHIB R ALWAR Settlement Existing Rail Network Regional Rapid Transit system (RRTS) Integrated Rail-cum-Bus Transit (IRBT) System DMRC Corridors Orbital Corridor Proposed New Track Interchange Stations RAIL NETWORK • • • • • Prepare integrated regional scheme after preparation of blue print for water resources in the region. GANGA TO BHIWANI ROHTAK KUNDLI MEERUT BAHADURGARH Trinagar TO I A AN IW B BH JHAJJAR Shahdara TO MURADABAD HARYANA TO M AH EN DR AG A RH Kirti nagar Shivaji Nagar HAPUR GHAZIABAD DELHI GURGAON FARIDABAD BALLABAGARH BHIWADI NOIDA U . • Rail link between Rewari-Bhiwadi and Rohtak-Hansi proposed. Power • Demand-supply gap by 2021 projected as 23. • More focused policies proposed to fill demand supply gap.P. Mass awareness to be created for better demand management Emphasis on supply of quality of water TO JAIPUR TO TO URA A H MAT AL IG RAJASTHAN AR H 3 . Recycling and reuse of waste water for non-drinking purposes to be promoted. HINDAN TO KAR NA L TO D J JIN BARAUT SONEPAT R. • Unified power authority proposed to bring uniformity in power supply and tariff. YA HA NS I MUNA Transport • Better integrated connectivity and accessibility in the region through development of Peripheral Expressways around Delhi and Mass Rapid Transit System (RRTS) connecting NCT-Delhi with the Region. At least 2-5% ground water rechargeable area identified in the plan to be protected. Water • More practical norms and standards Area Rate of drinking water supply (in lpcd) Delhi 225 1 lakh and above 200 Below 1 lakh 135 Rural 70 R. • Non-conventional energy resources to be promoted.TO JIN D TO SH AMLI PANIPAT TO R. taxis and auto-rickshaws in NCR.344 MW. • Unrestricted movement of buses.

4 . • In Master/Development Plan. Solid Waste Management • All towns to prepare solid waste management plan and implement the same. • Housing stock to be increased through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). • Smaller towns/rural areas to be provided with Low Cost Sanitation initially.Sewerage. • Solid Waste Management to be implemented in rural areas by local Panchayats. • Sewerage system to be introduced in phased manner. Irrigation • Integrate Water Resource Management approach to be adopted for optimum water resource utilization and demand management • Augmentation of water resources through rain water harvesting. Drainage • Integrated Regional Drainage Plan to be prepared and implemented to avoid flooding in urban areas. Telecommunications • Tele-density 11. • External Development Charges to be proportionately spent for development of civic infrastructure in existing township and new area under development. the land should be earmarked for treatment/disposal of solid waste.g. Drainage and Irrigation Sewerage • Master Plans for sewerage system/treatment to be prepared for towns. • Waste water after treatment should be recycled for non-drinking use. Solid Waste Management. • Provision of land for telephone exchange and other installations. • Entire NCR be treated as single telecom circle by service providers. • At least 50% of the waste to be recycled.0 for Rural areas proposed. • New water saving techniques of irrigation to be used e. drip irrigation. recharging the deputed aquifers. • Reforms for easier acquisition of land. • Joint approach/venture between DDA/GNCTD with the development authorities/agencies of the towns in NCR for provision of housing. Shelter • Public agencies to act as facilitators.5 in Urban Areas and 3.

• Good agricultural land to be protected. to be made to implement safety aspects relating to natural and man made hazards. • Land use allocations to be carried out carefully to protect and conserve to both surface and ground water resources. • Heritage and Tourism sites to be identified in the land use plan for the States. • Microzonation Plan to be prepared by the States for the selected towns. medical facilities outside Delhi in NCR. • Plan for policy modernization in entire NCR. • Alternative systems of medicines to be encouraged. • Heritage sites to be protected through development controlled regulations. • CETP to be integrated part of industrial estates. • Encouragement of private participation in social infrastructure provision. • Carrying capacity based land use plan for the States. water quality. 5 . Tourism and Heritage • Tourism Development Plan to be prepared with smaller tourist circuits with 1-4 days trips to promote tourism in the region. damage caused to be prepared and incorporated in the sub-regional plans/master plans. • Private and government institutions to be encouraged to set up their branches in NCR towns.Social Infrastructure • Uniform standards for social infrastructure. Environment • Data base for air quality. • Identified area in the Plan to be protected from land use conversion SEISMO-TECTONIC FEATURES OF NCR Disaster Management • Chapter added for the first time. noise pollution and land pollution to be developed. • Necessary amendments in Acts and Rules. Building bye-laws etc. • Provision for good quality education. • Data base on occurrence of hazards. • Prevention-cum-Preparedness Plan and Post-Disaster Management Plan on disaster to be integrated part of sub-regional plans. • Master/Development Plans to incorporate land suitability analysis for land use allocations.

baby corn. floriculture. Agriculture (Rural) Zone outside controlled/development/regulated areas • Density norms proposed for Urban Centres are as follows: Proposed Density Norms Urban Centres Below 50. • Promotion of strategic partnership between government agencies. NGOs and cooperatives in rural development. fish. Controlled/Development/Regulated Zone a) Urbanisable Area b) Agricultural (Rural) Zone within controlled/development/regulated area c) Green Buffers 2.000 to 1 lakh population 1 lakh to 5 lakhs population 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs population 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs population More than 50 lakhs population Persons per hectares 60 to 80 80 to 100 110 to 125 125 to 150 150 to 200 200 to 250 REGIONAL LAND USE 6 . Highway Corridor Zone 3. • Rural settlements proposed to be planned to have best technological inputs. poultry.000 population 50. • Provision of urban amenities in rural areas. Regional Land Use • Regional land use – 4 major land use zones and 3 sub-zones proposed: 1. private sector. etc.• Vulnerability classification on the basis of various hazards to be done. • Promotion of cultivation of non-conventional crops such as mushrooms. Natural Conservation Zone 4. Rural Development • Service centres and central villages to be identified based on their growth potential and capability of performing central functions for basic villages and incorporate their development proposals in the Sub-regional/District Plans.

COUNTER MAGNET AREAS • Upgradation of physical and social infrastructure. • Agencies to implement the policies and proposals of Regional Plan-2021 identified in the Plan. private partnership proposed to be promoted. • Strengthening of economic base. • Public. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION • Plan of action for implementation of policies and proposals prepared along with its phasing and dovetailing the costs with five-year plans. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES. 7 . efficient coordination and creation of appropriate data base and its regular updations. • Strengthening of NCR Planning Board proposed to expedite the implementation. • Strengthening of Regional linkage.

• The region consists of eight districts of Haryana.242 sq kms to 33.483 sq kms) e) Haryana Sub-region comprising of Faridabad. Sonepat.578 sq kms. five districts of UP and one district of Rajasthan apart from NCT-Delhi.Salient features of Regional Plan-2021 for National Capital Region The NCR Planning Board Act. Bulandshahr and Baghpat The total area of NCR is 33. Gurgaon. development of 8 NCR area is 1. • Entire Alwar district of Rajasthan included.90% of Haryana / 66. dynamic economic profile and changing development scenario. The National Capital Region area comprises: b) National Capital Territory of Delhi (1. 1985 under section 15 empowers the Board to prepare the Regional Plan for NCR.67% of Punjab NCR area is almost 23 times that of NCT-Delhi NCR area is more than the combined area of 3 States of Tripura. Gautam Buddha Nagar. Rewari. Ghaziabad.00% of the Kerala / 75. 1985 on draft Regional Plan-2021. Sector-wise features are as follows: Region • Area of the region increased from 30.only. Mewat and Panipat districts f) Rajasthan Sub-region comprises of Alwar district g) Uttar Pradesh Sub-region comprising of five districts namely.225/. diverse character. Jhajjar.578 sq kms. • • • NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Aims and Objectives • The Plan aims to promote growth and balanced development of the whole region through providing economic base in the identified major settlements (Metro Centres/Regional Centres) for absorbing economic development impulse of Delhi.885 sq kms) . Meerut. final Plan was approved in 28th meeting of the Board held on 9th July 2005 and was notified on 17th September 2005.06% of the India’s area / 86. The document is available at a nominal price of Rs. Nagaland and Sikkim (27. After detailed inviting objections/suggestions from public under section 12 of the NCR Planning Board Act. Board prepared Regional Plan-2021 for NCR. efficient transport network. Rohtak. With a review on the previous Regional Plan-2001 and detailed study on the development pattern in the region.

physical infrastructure. rational land use pattern.000 below 5. Gurgaon-Mensar complex. Sub-Regional Centre 4. • In CNCR there will be 5 Metro Centres (Ghaziabad-Loni complex.5 to 3 lakhs 10. Demographic Profile and Settlement Pattern • Population of NCT-Delhi proposed to range between 220-230 lakhs during year 2021. namely: FaridabadBallabhgarh complex. Metro Centres 2. • Uniform taxation in NCR for free flow of goods & encourage economic development.000 to 10. Faridabad-Ballabhgarh complex and Noida) and one Regional Centre (Bahadurgarh). availability of developable land and drinking water. • Settlement System – 6 tier hierarchical system proposed instead of 4. • Population range proposed considering policy parameters laid down in Plan viz.NOIDA GA NG A RIVER LI LI LI RIVER HARYANA SH22 TO M AH EN UTTAR PRADESH DR AG SH AR 24 H FARIDABAD DHARUHERA REWARI SH 28 KA LI RIV ER SH BULANDSHAHR KHURJA 39 TO M U RA A D D BA TO M R U D A B A D A SH 18 SH IB I OR ER SAH IBI IV R R IV ER NEEMRANA NH TO TO TO M 8R NHIPU JA TO BEHROR ALWAR SH14 7 Metro Centres/Complexes 11 Regional Centres TO MURADABAD TO JAIPUR SH13 RAJASTHAN SH25 TO JAIP UR Economic Activity and Fiscal Policy • Role of Government to be that of a facilitator. • Wholesale markets in Delhi to meet local needs only. Sonepat-Kundli complex. Bahadurgarh.697 sq kms of DMA. It would include the existing controlled area of CNCR towns. • Hi-tech industries to be encouraged in Delhi. Central Village 6. Gurgaon-Manesar complex. • CNCR area is about 2000 sq kms against 1. • New category additions in settlement system are: Metro Centres and Central Villages. • Delhi Metropolitan Area (DMA) renamed as Central Capital Region (CNCR) • Renaming done keeping in view the implication of 74th Constitutional Amendment.000 to 50. improved environment and quality of life. Basic Village Population size 10 lakhs+ 3 to 10 lakhs 0.000 5. Ghaziabad-Loni complex and Noida • Highway Corridor Zone proposed with a minimum width of 500 metres on either side of ROW of National Highways. JA TO IP U R SETTLEMENT PATTERN 9 TO AL BAWAL SHAHJAHANPUR TO NAR NAU L BHIWADI IG AR TO PALWAL H AL IG AR H TO ALIGARH NH91 NH91 NH91 25 UL SHRNA 2 U RA A TH . Regional Centre 3. • New office spaces to be avoided in new community/district/subsidy centres.000 TO N A TO JIND SH11 TO MUZAFFARNAGAR PANIPAT TO SHAMLI TO PANIPAT NH1 NH58 SH57 TOS H JIN 10 D 71 NH TO A NH TO HA NS I H AN SI 10 SONEPATKUNDLI BARAUT MEERUT BH 16 IW A AN I ROHTAK BAGHPAT NH TO TO SH IWAN TO BH SH1 6I SH GANGA RIV 47 ER YAMUNA NH TO RIVER 7 7 71 N N ND JI HINDA N RIVE R BAHADURGARH TO CH GHAZIABAD HAPUR KA MU 24 ZA FFAR NA GA R AR KH I DA SH DR 20 I DELHI NOIDA GURGAON G. Settlement type 1. Approximate area is 300 sq kms (excluding controlled areas). • Industrial Estates/Special Economic Zone to be developed outside Delhi in NCR. Sonepat-Kundli complex. Service Centre 5.

Drainage and Irrigation Sewerage • Master Plans for sewerage system/treatment to be prepared. 10 TO JAIPUR TO I AN IW IW BH REWARI GAUTAMBUDH NAGAR KHURJA PALWAL SAHIB I RIVER ALWAR Settlement Existing Rail Network Regional Rapid Transit system (RRTS) Integrated Rail-cum-Bus Transit (IRBT) System DMRC Corridors Orbital Corridor Proposed New Track Interchange Stations Area Delhi 1 lakh and above Below 1 lakh Rural Rate of Water Supply ( in lpcd) 225 200 135 70 . BULANDSHAHR Power • Demand-supply gap by 2021 projected as 23344 MW.TO JIN D TO SH AMLI PANIPAT TO R.P. Recycling and reuse of waste water for non-drinking purposes to be promoted. R. • Unrestricted movement of buses. GANGA TO KAR NAL SONEPAT MUN A TO D J JIN TO BHIWANI ROHTAK KUNDLI MEERUT BAHADURGARH Trinagar JHAJJAR Shahdara TO MURADABAD HARYANA TO M AH EN DR A GA RH Kirti nagar Shivaji Nagar HAPUR GHAZIABAD DELHI GURGAON FARIDABAD BALLABAGARH BHIWADI NOIDA U . Solid Waste Management. At least 2-5% ground water rechargeable area identified in the plan to be protected. • Rail link between Rewari-Bhiwadi and Rohtak-Hansi proposed. Mass awareness to be created for better demand management Emphasis on quality of water Sewerage. • More focused policies proposed to fill demand supply gap. taxis and auto-rickshaws in NCR. • Unified power authority proposed to bring uniformity in power supply and tariff. HINDAN Transport • Better integrated connectivity and accessibility in the region through development of Peripheral Expressways and Mass Rapid Transit System (RRTS). YA HA NS I BARAUT R. • Non-conventional energy resources to be promoted. Drinking Water Supply • More practical norms and standards L RN AU TO NA RAJASTHAN TO A H HUR MAT TO AL IG AR H RAIL NETWORK • • • • • Prepare integrated regional scheme after preparation of blue print for water resources in the region.

• Heritage sites to be protected through development controlled regulations. Smaller towns/rural areas to be provided with Low Cost Sanitation initially. CGO and Development Authorities in NCR Towns for promoting housing for EWS.• • • Sewerage system to be introduced in phased manner. Irrigation • Integrate Water Resource Management approach to be adopted for optimum utilization and demand management • Augmentation of water resources through rain water harvesting and recycling and reuse of waste management Telecommunications • Delhi density 11.0 for Rural areas. GNCT-Delhi. • Promote good quality education/higher education and health institutions/super speciality institutions in the region. • Entire NCR could be treated as single telecom circle by service providers. • Cooperative efforts to be encouraged. Social Infrastructure • Housing finance for all segments to be promoted. • Solid Waste Management to be implemented in rural areas to local Panchayats. 11 . Drainage • Integrated Regional Drainage Plan to be prepared and implemented to avoid flooding in urban areas. Shelter • Joint Approach with active cooperation between DDA. • Work-cum-shelter to be promoted. External Development Charges to be proportionately spent for development of civic infrastructure in existing township and new area under development.5 in Urban Areas and 3. • Heritage and Tourism sites to be identified in the land use plan for the States. • At least 50% of the waste to be recycled. Tourism and Heritage • Tourism Development Plan to be prepared with smaller tourist circuits with 1-4 days trips to promote tourism in the region. Solid Waste Management • All towns to prepare solid waste management plan and implement the same.

• Rural settlements proposed to be planned to have best technological inputs. • Necessary amendments in Acts and Rules. • CETP to be integrated part of industrial estates. • Land use allocations to be carried out carefully to protect and conserve to both surface and ground water resources. floriculture. Rural Development • Service centres and central villages to be identified based on their growth potential and capability of performing central functions for basic villages and SEISMO-TECTONIC FEATURES OF NCR incorporate their development proposals in the Sub-regional/District Plans. • Microzonation Plan to be prepared by the States for the selected towns. water quality. • Promotion of cultivation of non-conventional crops such as mushrooms. • Provision of urban amenities in rural areas. • Prevention-cum-Preparedness Plan and Post-Disaster Management Plan on disaster to be integrated part of sub-regional plans. fish. poultry. noise pollution and land pollution to be developed. etc. • Master/Development Plans to incorporate land suitability analysis for land use allocations. 12 . • Good agricultural land to be protected. • Vulnerability classification on the basis of various hazards to be done. NGOs and cooperatives in rural development. to be made to implement safety aspects relating to natural and man made hazards. • Identified area in the Plan to be protected from land use conversion Disaster Management • Chapter added for the first time.Environment • Data base for air quality. private sector. baby corn. • Carrying capacity based land use plan for the States. • Data base on occurrence of hazards. damage caused to be prepared and incorporated in the sub-regional plans/master plans. • Promotion of strategic partnership between government agencies. Building bye-laws etc.

• Strengthening of economic base.000 to 1 lakh population 1 lakh to 5 lakhs population 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs population 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs population More than 50 lakhs population Persons per hectares 60 to 80 80 to 100 110 to 125 125 to 150 150 to 200 200 to 250 • New zones namely. REGIONAL LAND USE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES. private partnership proposed to be promoted. COUNTER MAGNET AREAS • Upgradation of physical and social infrastructure. efficient coordination and creation of appropriate data base and its regular updations.000 population 50. Controlled/Development/Regulated Zone d) Urbanisable Area e) Agricultural (Rural) Zone within controlled/development/regulated area f) Green Buffers 2. 13 . MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION • Plan of action for implementation of policies and proposals prepared along with its phasing and dovetailing the costs with five-year plans. highway corridor zone and natural area conservation zones added. Highway Corridor Zone 3. • Public. • Strengthening of Regional linkage. Agriculture (Rural) Zone outside controlled/development/regulated areas • Range of density norms proposed to maintain more flexibility depending upon the availability of land and development potential of a town. Proposed Density Norms Urban Centres Below 50.Regional Land Use • Regional land use – 4 major land use zones and 3 sub-zones proposed: 2. • Agencies to implement the policies and proposals of Regional Plan-2021 identified in the Plan. • Strengthening of NCR Planning Board proposed to expedite the implementation. Natural Conservation Zone 4.

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