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07 February 2015

The Financial Express

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation takes off with Ujjain, Dholera next

The entire DMICDC project, over two phases, is to be spread over 24 cities and cover 5,500 sq km. The Japanese government has promised an initial .5 billion for the first phase of the project

India’s most ambitious infrastructure project since Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 5,846-km Golden Quadrilateral project, the Rs 325,000-crore Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) took off last Wednesday with the corporation putting out bids for building trunk infrastructure in Vikram Udyogpuri near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. The project, over 1,100 acres, is part of the larger 372 sq km Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region in the state (see graphic).

The entire DMICDC project, over two phases, is to be spread over 24 cities and cover 5,500 sq km. The Japanese government has promised an initial $4.5 billion for the first phase of the project.

By March, bids will be awarded for building trunk infrastructure in three other areas which include the 920 sq km, R70,000-crore Dholera project in Gujarat — the initial bidding in Dholera will be for building the trunk infrastructure over 22 sq km; a total of 154 sq km has already been acquired by the state government.