Regional Rapid Transit System corridors to connect various important towns of NCR

National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) prepared a ‘Functional Plan on Transport for National Capital Region(NCR)-2032’ which recommended eight Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors to connect various important towns of NCR with high speed rail based commuter transit system viz. (i) Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari-Alwar (ii) Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut (iii) Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat (iv) Delhi-Faridabad-Ballabhgarh-Palwal (v) Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Rohtak (vi) Delhi-Shahdara-Baraut (vii) Ghaziabad-Khurja and (viii) Ghaziabad-Hapur. Out of these, the Task Force constituted by the then Planning Commission prioritized three corridors namely, (i) Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut (ii) Delhi-Gurugram-Rewari-Alwar and (iii) Delhi-Panipat. From the above, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor has been approved and the construction work is underway.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) after the Feasibility Study has been received from National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for Delhi-Gurugram-SNB Urban Complex RRTS Corridor in December, 2018 and for SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala RRTS Corridor in June, 2020; which are part of Delhi-Gurugram-Rewari-Alwar RRTS Project.The DPR of Delhi-Panipat corridor has been received from NCRTC in June 2020. Approval of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) with financial commitment on DPRs of Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor has not been received.

The RRTS projects are cost intensive projects which require extensive inter-ministerial consultations and their approval depends on feasibility of projects and availability of resources. The allocation/release of funds and construction activity of project is undertaken once the project is approved.

NCRPB has sanctioned ₹ 5921 Crore loan

National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) provides loan based financial assistance for the infrastructure development projects being implemented by the participating State Governments/ Union Territory, Counter Magnet Areas (CMAs) or their Implementing Agencies (IAs). NCRPB does not implement/ undertake any project on its own.

The reported expenditure on the projects, including expenditure incurred by the NCR Participating State Governments, wherein loan assistance was given by NCRPB during the last three years and current financial year i.e. 2018-19 to 2021-22 is approximately ₹9,090.72 Cr. on 84 Nos. of projects as per details below:

StateNo. of ProjectsLoan Sanctioned by NCRPB(₹. in Crore)Reported Expenditure by Implementing Agency including loan & Stateshare(₹. in Crore)
Uttar Pradesh32,217.165,562.26
Punjab(Counter Magnet Area, Patiala)1152.529.32

As per the mandate of NCRPB Act, 1985, the NCR Planning Board has prepared the Regional Plan-2021 for the NCR for evolving harmonized policies for the control of land uses and for economic growth and development of infrastructure in NCR to avoid any haphazard development in the region. Further, the NCR Planning Board has also prepared Functional Plans for various sectors for the guidance of NCR participating States, as per NCRPB Act, 1985. The implementation of policies and proposals of the Regional Plan and Functional Plans for NCR is  done by the NCR participating States and the concerned Central agencies. In order to achieve the objectives of the Regional Plan, NCR Planning Board provide financial assistance in term of soft loans, to the participating States and their agencies, as per their request.

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