Delhi's metropolitan area, known as the National capital region
(NCR) encompasses the entire NCR as well as the neighboring
satellite towns of Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana, and NOIDA and
Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
The genesis of the National Capital Region lies in the
recommendations of the first Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) notified in
1962 wherein, a broad area consisting of the Union Territory of
Delhi and a few ring towns around it was conceived for being
developed as a metropolitan region to reduce the population pressure
The territory is not classified as a true Union territory, though
the Central Government does have limited control over the
functioning of the territory much like other Union territories.
Delhi is to eventually become a full fledged state.
NCT (National Capital Territory) was also established with a dream
to making areas surrounding Delhi, developed. Most of these areas
were earlier small under developed villages and towns which have now
turned into world class shopping malls and residential areas. These
areas were developed with a view to relocate people coming to Delhi
from different parts of the country.
NCT Delhi 1,483 sq km
Haryana 13,413 sq km
Rajasthan 4,493 sq km
Uttar Pradesh 10,853 sq km.
Total 30,242 sq km