To Implement Greenfield Smart City in Dholera.
Impact Land being acquired for logistics hub under DMIC
Port-city of Dholera in Gujarat, touted as India’s largest Greenfield smart city under the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), is all set to roll out with a Special Purpose Vehicle created to manage the new township on a sustainable basis.
The ambitious project is jointly promoted by the DMIC and Dholera Special Investment Regional Development Authority. The first Board Meeting of the Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd. held on January 30, approved the Engineering Procurement Construction contract for Rs 1,734.04 crore for construction of roads and services by Larsen & Toubro.
A second contract for Rs 72.31 crore for construction of the Administration and Business Centre of Dholera (ABCD) was approved for Cube Construction Engineering Ltd. Alkesh Sharma, CEO, DMIC Trust, said the SPV has finalised the award of the two contracts and completed all other formalities. “Over the next few months, the selected contractors will furnish the detailed design and construction should start around May 2016,” he hoped.
The roads and services contract comprises constructing over 72 km of major and minor roads and an array of underground utilities, including stormwater drainage, water, wastewater, recycled water, power, gas and Information and Communications Technology.
Sharma said the ABCD would be an iconic complex with over 17,000 square metres built up area and state-of-the-art features to comply with LEED Gold requirement. The facilities will include industrial zone, knowledge and IT zone, solar park, residential zone, high access corridor, city centre, agriculture zone, village buffer and tourism-resorts.
AECOM, a US-based internationally renowned consulting firm, is the Programme Manager to implement the project. “The Dholera project marks the start of building India’s largest Greenfield, smart city as envisaged by Honb’le Prime Minister. By 2019, it is expected the city will be functional with several manufacturing units and with a population of around 1 lakh people,” he added.
Dholera, 30 km from Dhandhuka village in Ahmedabad district, was notified under the National Manufacturing policy and it obtained environmental clearance in August 2014. It was unveiled as India’s first smart city ahead of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January last year.
And for this Impact Land being acquired for logistics hub under DMIC
Haryana has started the process for acquiring land to set up an integrated multi-modal logistics hub under the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.
“The process of acquiring land for an integrated multi-modal logistics hub has begun,” Khattar said at a conference here.The integrated logistics hub will be developed over 1,200 acres adjoining the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor near Industrial Model Township (IMT) Bawal.
The chief minister said that an exhibition-cum-convention centre will be set up in Gurgaon. Haryana Industries Minister Captain Abhimanyu promised a stable, predictable and congenial regulatory framework to investors.
“Leaving some bad experiences that Japanese investors had to face in the past few years with respect to industrial relations, of which collectively we will all have to take responsibility… We take responsibility of providing a stable, predictable and congenial regulatory framework,” Captain Abhimanyu said at the conference.
In the past, companies have faced labour unrest in the state, including Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), which saw similar issues at its Manesar plant.
The minister appealed to Japanese companies to invest aggressively in the state.
“We look forward to more and more investments in Haryana and we need to scale it up to the next level, particularly in the MSME sector.