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11 August 2016

The Times of India

MIDC to announce rates of Shendra plots on 24 Aug

Bidding gates of the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project in Shendra-Bidkin sites will soon open up a chink in two weeks' time.

DMIC officials said that they will be announcing the rates of the industrial plots in the plum 8,340-hectare area on 24 August, while the actual bidding process will begin in September.

The move will pave the way for industries to invest in DMIC project, a global manufacturing and investment destination. DMIC in Maharashtra covers Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune, Dhule and Nandurbar districts and influences 18% of the total area of the state. Out of all these cities covered, Aurangabad is part of the DMIC Early Bird project which includes Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Park and International Convention Centre (ICC).

The site has been named as Auric, an acronym for Aurangabad Industrial City.

A team of DMIC officials, including the managing director & CEO of DMICDC Alkesh Sharma, state principal secretary (industries) Apurva Chandra, Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (AITL) managing director Vikram Kumar and DMIC general manager Gajanan Patil, arrived in Aurangabad on Wednesday to take stock of the work in progress in Shendra-Bidkin industrial park on Thursday.

DMIC is a large-scale infrastructure programme aiming to develop new industrial cities as 'Smart Cities'. Eight manufacturing cities will be developed in Phase-I, which include Dadri-Noida- Gaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Manesar-Bawal (Haryana), Jodhpur-Pali Marwar Khushkhera - Bhiwadi Neemrana (Rajasthan), Ahmedabad - Dholera (Gujarat), Pithampur - Dhar Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) and Shendra-Bidkin-Dighi Port (Maharashtra).

"With infrastructure work kicking off in four nodal cities planned in DMIC project, marketing of the project is set to begin in September," said AITL managing director Vikram Kumar.

"In phase-I at Shendra, which will be ready for occupancy in September, the rates of the industrial plots would be announced probably next week and would be open for sale in September 2016. At Shendra-Bidkin, acquisition of the entire land parcel of 40 sq km for the recently christened Auric City has been completed. The construction, however, will progress in phases and the work on the first phase of 8.4 sq km has commenced with an investment of Rs 1533 crore. The Central government has already sanctioned Rs 700 crore to kick-start the work," he said.

"In Phase-I, as the Shendra region will be developed first, 571 hectares will be available for occupancy next month. This phase would provide about 45 kms of internal road networks with segregated foot paths and bike paths on main thoroughfares. World-class services of high quality potable water, recycled water and fire fighting services will be provided at the doorstep," said the official.

"The infrastructure work components include road and utility services, rail over bridges (RoBs), information communication technology (ICT), sewage treatment plant (STP), common effluent treatment plant (CETP) and solid waste management (SWM), district administrative building (DAB) and landscaping," he said.

The MIDC has notified altogether 10,000 hectares of land for the DMIC project, of which around 4000 hectares would be developed in Phase-I.

Till date 3,200 hectares of land in Shendra-Bidkin has been acquired, while the acquisition process of remaining 897 hectares is in progress. Meanwhile, the infrastructure development work initially kicks off in 845 hectares of land in Shendra, while the work in Bidkin in around 2000 acres of land will progress by this year end.

The officials added that interested parties will be able to apply online for the plots when the process is thrown open in September.

THE DMIC VISION STATEMENT:

DMIC is envisioned as A Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub served by world class infrastructure and supported by a strong enabling policy framework to:

- Create a strong economic base with a globally competitive business environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

- Catalyze local commerce and foreign investment,

- Provide for economic and social sustainability.

- Double employment, triple industrial output and quadruple exports from the region in five years.

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Planned smart cities:

Funds sanctioned for infrastructure development in:

- Shendra - 1,533 crore

- Bidkin - Rs 6,880 crore

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Shendra-Bidkin Smart City Project:

Landuse Area (Ha.) Percentage

Industrial 5300 63.20%

residential 786 9.37%

civic 40 0.48%

commercial 90 1.07%