This article is about the National Capital Region of India which includes Delhi, New Delhi master plan 1962 pdf, and adjoining urban areas. For other uses, see Capital region. National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. It encompasses the entire NCT of Delhi and several districts surrounding it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The NCR and the associated National Capital Region Planning Board were created in 1985 to plan the development of the region and to evolve harmonized policies for the control of land-uses and development of infrastructure in the region. Prominent cities of NCR include Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Muzaffarnagar. The NCR is a rural-urban region, with a population of over 46,069,000 and an urbanization level of 62.
As well as the cities and towns the NCR contains ecologically sensitive areas like the Aravalli ridge, forests, wildlife and bird sanctuaries. National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985. The 1985 boundary of the NCR covered an area of 34,144 km2.
In July 2013, NCR was expanded to include three more districts, Bhiwani, and Mahendragarh in the state of Haryana, as well as Bharatpur in the state of Rajasthan. Subsequently Charkhi Dadri district was separated from Bhiwani district in 2016. On 9 June 2015 the Government of India approved the inclusion of three more districts in NCR – Jind and Karnal in the state of Haryana and Muzaffarnagar in U.
NCR, covering a total area of 50,566 km2. Uttar Pradesh is pushing to have the districts of Agra, Aligarh and Mathura included in the NCR. Punjab is also forcing to have Patiala, Dera Bassi and Mohali included in the NCR. Outskirts of Rajasthan like Bhadra are also included in the Future Extension plans.