The concept of National Capital Region (NCR) aims to bring better regional parities in the process of economic development and social change in a vast area around Delhi.
It has been formulated in order to meet the growth and expansion needs of the capital. The plan covers integrated development of about 30,000 sq. km in the Union Territory of Delhi and parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. A statutory body has been constituted through an enactment of Parliament in 1985 and a draft regional plan has since been prepared for the development of NCR (Government of India 1987: 597). The resource base of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has facilitated the development of infrastructure facilities in different cities of the region including roads, bridges, water supply, sewerage disposal facilities etc.