Haryana seeks one-third reduction of area under National Capital Region

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “More than benefits, the state is facing losses due to an excessive area under NCR.”

NCR currently covers 14 out of a total of 22 districts of Haryana, spread over an area of 25,327 square kilometre. The National Capital Territory of Delhi accounts for 2.69 per cent in the NCR, while Haryana has the largest share of 45.98 per cent in the NCR, while Uttar Pradesh has 26.92 per cent (eight districts) and Rajasthan has 24.41 per cent (two districts).

Explaining the rationale why Haryana is seeking a reduction of its share in the NCR, Khattar said, “The area under NCR was expanded to reduce the urbanisation burden on the national capital of Delhi. Thus, it was decided to develop the adjoining areas also with parallel facilities, infrastructure and other amenities. The area kept on exceeding. However, with that expansion, certain ill-effects were also being noticed.”

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