Article highlights that the number of districts in the National Capital Region has grown from 10 in 1985 to 23 today. The latest addition was Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district in December. In January, the UP government said it’s considering adding Aligarh, Bijnor, Hathras and Mathura too. So what happens next? Once a district is included in a metropolitan region, it is entitled to fund for development from the metropolitan planning and development authorities.