Haryana submits plan under DMIC

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Chandigarh, Apr 1 (UNI) Haryana has submitted the complete transportation plan for increasing connectivity both rail and road and recommendations for augmentation of power and upgrading technical training institutes to the Central Government to keep pace with the accelerated development of the area under the ambitious Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor(DMIC).

Haryana Chief Secretary Dharam Vir today said this while presiding over the meeting to discuss the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project with the Advisor to Union Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy, Mr Ajay Dua.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor was the first integrated project of the country for comprehensive national industrialization which would immensely benefit the State of Haryana in accelerating economic development of the State.

Mr. Ajay Dua deliberated upon the highlights of this Corridor. The Central Government plans to develop Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) linking Delhi to Mumbai. The first phase of this planned development constitutes construction of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor. To improve connectivity of this place for DFC, the Union Government had planned to establish Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor in association with Japanese Government.

Simultaneously, the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) has been incorporated to implement the project which would be having equity participation from the Union Government, State Government and Government Agencies.

The Chief Secretary said that in addition to freight traffic, passenger traffic would have to be planned for DMIC influence regions.

It was also recommended that representation of all the states on the Board of DMICDC needs to be ensured for smooth functioning of DMIC as well as equal opportunity for all the states for development of DMIC. Haryana which would be benefited with the corridor had drawn detailed plans of connectivity both within the selected regions and hubs and from these regions to proposed dedicated rail freight corridor as well as the existing and planned passenger rail routes.

The Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Mr. Rajeev Arora said that Haryana had constituted two committees for the monitoring of the progress of DMIC project. A steering Committee had been formed under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce to look into the aspects of special planning of the proposed area of Haryana under DMIC. It would identify and suggest the suitable amendments in the existing development plans of the towns falling under project. A sub committee had also been formed to finalize the preparation of transportation plan for their inter connectivity and linkage to DMIC under the chairmanship of Director Town and Country Planning.

He said that more than 60 per cent of Haryana's National Capital Region comes under the project area which would be extended upto 150 KM on both sides of the alignment of DMIC. This would open a floodgate of opportunities all along the NH-8, NH2, NH1 and NH10 for developing industrial, urban and supporting infrastructure through Public Private Initiatives. Seven Investment Regions covering an area of minimum 200 sq. kms each and thirteen industrial areas over an area of minimum 100 sq. kms each had been planned along this corridor. These proposed Investments Regions of the first and second phase of DMIC included Manesar-Bawal and the expected date of its completion was December 2012 and Kundali,Sonipat with completion date of December 2016. The locations of proposed Industrial area were Faridabad-Palwal and Rewari-Hisar.

Elaborating on the project of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Mr Ajay Dua said that as the northern region of the country was away from the major ports, this corridor would serve the purpose of providing connectivity and linking this area with ports of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Huge Industrial Townships and Special Economic Zones would come up in the corridor and the massive infrastructure development in this area would boost up the economy of Haryana which was right next to this planned corridor.

Locations of Multi-Model Logistic Parks to cater for this corridor were also discussed in the meeting. Mr. Dua suggested to the State Government for starting technical education courses in the field such as Aero-Space Component Manufacturing and Defence Components to prepare workforce for meeting the demand of new industries in wake of this proposed corridor.

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