A single tax system for taxis, auto-rickshaws and state-run buses will be established in Delhi-NCR, with Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh signing an agreement for seamless movement of passenger vehicles in the region, a statement said.
However, the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), which met on Tuesday, postponed the approval of the draft Regional Plan-2041 and asked the states of the National Capital Region (NCR) to comment on it at the next board meeting. .
During the meeting, the NCRPB also launched an online geoportal for NCR, with information on various sectors such as land use, transportation, industries, water, energy, health, shelter, heritage and tourism, disaster management, etc. presented as Line, Point and Polygon features.
The board meeting also approved the sub-regional plans for Delhi and UP with reservations and discussed the progress of work on the demarcation of NCR.
“We will all work closely together in envisioning and building a future-proof National Capital Region of the new vibrant India with a citizen-centric infrastructure that is harmonious, eco-friendly and smart-digital technology-driven, to create an economically prosperous region.” in line with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),’ said the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, in a statement.
At the meeting, Mr Puri launched the Combined Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement (CRCTA) for state and contract transport between governments of Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
This agreement will ensure seamless movement of passenger cars in the NCR.
“There will be a single point tax for all motor cabs/taxis/auto rickshaws, all stage car buses, all NCR State Transport Enterprises (STUs), including city bus services. This will encourage the shift of traffic from private vehicles to mass transit vehicles and will help reduce traffic congestion and reduce air pollution,” the NCRPB said in a statement.
A web geoportal for NCR developed by NIC for NCRPB was also launched during the 40th board meeting.
“The geo-portal for NCR, as a robust central database repository, has been developed with up-to-the-mark user interface, access control and dynamic functionalities, etc. It is expected to greatly enhance the sun-regional and local planning in NCR. good luck,” the statement said.
The meeting was chaired by Hardeep Singh Puri and attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Minister of Khadi and Gram Udyog, Kapda, MSME and NRI Department Uttar Pradesh, Sidharth Nath Singh, Minister of Urban Development, Rajasthan, Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, Minister of Urban Development, Delhi Government Satyendar Jain along with other officials.
The Draft Regional Plan-2041 (DRP-2041) was also discussed in the meeting where the NCRPB chairman was of the opinion that the DRP-2041 should be brought into the public domain for feedback and commentary as soon as possible so that the plan is final soon, it said.
“The Chair asked states to submit their comments which will be considered at the next meeting of the NCRPB. The Chair also directed that the board meeting be convened to discuss the draft Regional Plan-2041 exclusive shortly,” the statement said.
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