New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) A traders’ body today wrote to the Union Urban Affairs Ministry suggesting that Delhi and some of its neighbouring cities should be amalgamated to form ‘Greater Delhi’, officials said.Also Read - Farah Khan Tests Positive For Coronavirus Despite Being Double Vaccinated, Says 'I Didn't Put My Kaala Teeka'

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a statement said it has sent a communication to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, and also suggested that the “building department of corporations be transferred to the DDA”. Also Read - Highlights India vs England 1st Test, Day 1: Bumrah, Shami Dominate as India Take Opening Day's Honours

CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said Delhi has become a overpopulated city and cannot bear more infrastructure load, and alleged that “the concept of Delhi-NCR has completely failed”. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

“Nearby towns of Delhi, including Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh should be made a part of Delhi and should be renamed as ‘Greater Delhi’ just like Greater Mumbai,” the CAIT said.

The suggestion was sent in the backdrop of various orders and observations of the Supreme Court to decongest Delhi and make it a better city, it said.

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