The Combined Reciprocal Common Transport Agreement (CRCTA) (Contract Carriage and Stage Carriage) signed amongst the governments of Haryana, NCT-Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh aims at inter-state road connectivity amongst the National Capital Region (NCR) states, road safety and also explores the possibility of having CNG/electric buses plying in the region.
The meeting of the Commissioner of Transport Secretaries was held under the Chairpersonship of Archana Agrawal, Member Secretary, National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), on September 19.
It emerged that the “NCR states have taken action regarding issuing the necessary notification enabling all motor cabs, auto-rickshaws, educational institution vehicles and stage carriage buses of NCR participating states to ply within NCR without any such fee or tax once the taxes are paid in the one NCR state by such vehicles when registered in NCR”.
In addition, the discussion stressed on ensuring operational vehicle location tracking devices and speed governors in all such vehicles and working expeditiously towards formulating and harmonising the rules for motor vehicle aggregators for NCR in the spirit of Motor Vehicle Aggregators Guidelines-2020 of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India (MoRTH).
Chairperson appreciated the excellent efforts of participating States and thanked all State Govts for cooperation and especially Secretaries/Transport Commissioners of NCR States for proactive approach in finalizing the CRCTA agreement.
The proposal of GNCT Delhi to allow only buses running on CNG or environment-friendly fuel in Delhi was also deliberated in detail and the NCR states were requested to explore possibilities of getting their diesel buses converted to CNG/replace their diesel buses with EVs.
The meeting also focused on road safety issues and NCR states were requested to compile data on the black spots in the region along with locations of PTZ cameras, and emergency trauma care centres along the National Highways, State Highways and Expressways in NCR.
Following Inter-State Connectivity Roads/Linkages issues which continuously pursuing with NCR participating State Governments and concerned Agencies/Departments of the Central Governments were discussed and reviewed during the meeting:
- Kalindi By-pass road from Ashram Chowk, Delhi to Faridabad By-pass.
- The elevated road along Shahdara drain-alignment form Chilla Regulator (near Mayur Vihar), Sector-14A to MP-3 road (Mahamaya Flyover) in Noida.
- 80 m Dwarka Link in Zonal Plan K-II connecting Gurgaon (through NPR having a width of 150m with 30 m wide green belt).
- 75 m wide road link connecting Gurgaon area with Najafgarh road.
- Bridge connecting Sector 168 & 167-A, Noida with Lalpur Village, Faridabad.
- The bridge connecting Sector 149-A & 150, Noida with Tilori Village, Faridabad.
- Bridge Over the Yamuna between Chhaprauli and Hathwala (Vill. Panipat, Haryana).
- UER-I, Delhi to Khekra City till NH-57 and UER-II, Delhi to Tronica City till NH-57 in Uttar Pradesh.
- Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road to be developed as NH-236.
- The road from Ring Rd (Inder Lok Metro Stn) & existing Yamuna Canal Link Rd up to HR Border.
- Existing Ggn-Mehrauli road linking Nelson Mandela T-point (Near Vasant Kunj Flyover) through Delhi ridge.
- Upgrading Gwal Pahari Mandi Gadaipur- Jaunpur road up to Andheria Mor in Delhi.