Haryana's Jind, Karnal & UP's Muzaffarnagar included in NCR
Jind and Karnal districts of Haryana and Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh have been included in National Capital Region. This was announced by Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu after a meeting of National Capital Region Planning Board meeting in New Delhi this afternoon. Earlier in his opening remarks at the meeting, Mr Naidu said there has been an unprecedented scale of urbanisation in Delhi. He saidDelhi witnessed high population growth in the 80s and 90s. He, however, said the growth has come down during the last decade. Mr Naidu attributed this to proper regional planning as people now reside in neighbouring NCR.
He said NCRPB is an important mechanism for development of the region. Mr Naidu said all member states of NCRPB, Delhi, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan should be pro active in ensuring development of the region. The minister said the centre is willing to go an extra mile to meet the needs of the states. The meeting was attended by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Representatives and government officials of other member states were present in the meeting. Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain was representing Delhi government.