Government of India has announced the establishing the Dedicated Freight Corridor between Delhi and Mumbai, covering an overall length of 1483km and passing thru the States of U.P, NCR of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, with end terminals at Dadri in the National Capital Region of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai. This Dedicated Freight Corridor offers high-speed connectivity for High Axle Load Wagons (25 Tonne) of Double Stacked Container Trains supported by high power locomotives. The Delhi Mumbai leg of the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway also runs almost parallel to the Freight Corridor.
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor is conceived to be developed as a Model Industrial Corridor of international standards with emphasis on expanding the manufacturing and services base and develop DMIC as the ‘Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub’
DMICDC undertakes project development services for investment regions / industrial areas/ economic regions/ industrial nodes and townships, for various central government agencies and also help in assisting state governments.
DMICDC acts as an intermediary for the purpose of development and establishment of infrastructure projects and facilities in India through developing and disseminating appropriate financial instruments, negotiating loans and advances of all nature, and formulating schemes for mobilization of resources and extension of credit for infrastructure.
In addition study, research and survey issues relating to financing infrastructure and to advise the Government, State Governments, Municipal Authorities, other Development Authorities, Companies, and Project Developers.
DMICDC acts as a pass through entity for specific projects and raise various financing instruments such as ‘Project Development Fund (PDF)’ that could be used as a Revolving Fund and would specifically be used for undertaking project development activities on Public Private Partnership basis.
A band of 150 km to 200km has been chosen on both the sides of the Freight corridor to be developed as the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. Accordingly, the project influence region of DMIC includes parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
In addition to the influence region, DMIC would also include development of requisite feeder rail/road connectivity to hinterland/markets and select ports along western coast
Integrated Corridor Development Approach for DMIC:
High impact/ market driven nodes- integrated Investment Region (IRs) and Industrial Areas (IAs) identified at strategic locations within the influencing region to provide transparent and investment friendly facility regimes.
These regions are proposed to be self-sustained industrial townships with world-class infrastructure, road and rail connectivity for freight movement to and from ports and logistics hubs, served by domestic/ international air connectivity, reliable power and other quality social infrastructure, and provide a globally competitive environment conducive for setting up businesses.
An 'Investment Region (IR) would be a specifically delineated industrial region with a minimum area of over 200 square kilometers (20,000 hectares), while an Industrial Area (IA) would be developed with a minimum area of over 100 square kilometers (10,000 hectares).
24 such special investment nodes – 11 IRs and 13 IAs spanning across six states have been identified after wide consultations with the stakeholders’ i.e the State Governments and the concerned Central Ministries. It is proposed that 6 IR and 6 IAs would be taken up for implementation in the 1st Phase during 2008-2012 and rest of the development would be phased out in the next 4 years. The nodes identified for Phase-1 are:
Short listed Investment Regions:
Short listed Industrial Areas: