Jaipur, The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has held a meeting in New Delhi June 9, 2015 to discuss various issues relating to development of the National Capital Region. The 35th Meeting of the NCRPB has been chaired by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu.
NCRPB has constituted a committee to review of status of regional rapid transit system (RRTS), approved the delineation of Natural Conservation Zone according to ground realities, and given the approval of Rajasthan Sub-Regional Plan.
Rajasthan Urban Development Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat attended the meeting. He said that the government of Rajasthan had requested NCR Planning Board to modify the alignment of regional rapid transit system (RRTS) in the Shahajhanpur, Neemrana and Behror (SNB) Urban Complex, now the board has made a committee to review of status of Regional Rapid transit System.
He Said that Government of Rajasthan has taken a decision that instead of proposing the RRTS from SNB to Alwar the alignment should be proposed from SNB to Sotanala RIICO industrial area as this would serve the industrial hub of Shahajhanpur, Neemrana and Behror, in future this RRTS could be extended up to Jaipur City, Jaipur is a counter magnet City of NCR.
''It is to bring to the notice of the NCRPB that at present Alwar is connected to Delhi by approximately 22 trains and hence, there is a very good rail link between Delhi & Alwar. The areas of the Rajasthan sub region that today are not connected by rail are Bhiwadi and SNB Urban Complex. The major and upcoming industrial hubs of the Rajasthan Sub Region of NCR are Bhiwadi and SNB Urban Complex, so this modified RRTS is needs of the time''. He Said.
Shri Shekhawat said that the need of the day is to connect these two areas directly to Delhi. So,as to give an economic boost to these areas and help in decongestion of NCR. The development of the RRTS would be parallel to NH-8 so it will help to reduce the pressure on current highway traffic and reduce the travel time form Jaipur-Delhi from 6 hrs to 2 hrs. Now SNB Urban Complex is also developing as a major industrial hub in the Rajasthan Sub Region so it should be encouraged.
Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Ashok Jain and Chief Town Planar J.B. Jakhar was also present in the meeting