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The Madhya Pradesh State Government will soon establish an Authority
for development and implementation of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial
Corridor project in the state.
The above decision was taken at a
meeting chaired by the state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at
Mantralaya, the state secretariat, during a presentation related to
the corridor before the state government.
This corridor will be a Dedicated Rail
Freight Corridor between New Delhi and Mumbai. Under it, a high
impact development area will be developed on 150 kilometre stretch
on both sides of the corridor in six states including Madhya
Pradesh. The corridor covers about 14 percent population of the
country. In these states, 24 integrated areas have been identified
in which there will be 11 investment areas and 13 industrial areas.
The corridor being development as an international manufacturing and
trade centre, is being constructed with the assistance of Japan. It
will cost about Rs. 150 million US dollars. Half of the expenditure
will be borne by the Government of India and the rest of half by
The meeting was informed that an
empowered committee has already been constituted under the
chairmanship of Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni for
implementing the projects under the corridor in Madhya Pradesh.
Besides, a steering committee has been constituted and project
consultant has been appointed.
Chief Minister Chouhan instructed to
present a blueprint about acquisition of private lands for the
corridors under Madhya Pradesh-related projects at the earliest. He
said that situations prevailing in Madhya Pradesh as well related
policies of other states should be kept in view while chalking out
the project draft. He said that it is also necessary to keep in mind
the interests of private land owners as well as the state. At the
meeting, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation's
managing director and chief executive officer Amitabh Kant gave a
presentation focusing on proposed schemes of the project in Madhya
The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
covers 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh, which is 24 percent of the
state's total population and 20 percent of total area of the state.
Indore, Dhar, Shajapur, Ujjain, Dewas, Ratlam, Neemuch, Jhabua,
Mandsaur and Rajgarh districts have been included in this project.
Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow investment area and Ratlam-Nagda investment
area, Shajapur-Dewas and Neemuch-Nayagaon industrial areas have been
identified in integrated form. Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow investment area
will be developed in 370 square kilometre area in ultra modern
style. For this purpose, the area has been designed as an
international manufacturing hub, where industries will be set up and
economic development will be accelerated.
Under Early Bird Schemes under the
project in the area, a 20.3 kilometre long and 13.85 square
kilometre radius economic corridor will be built from Indore airport
to Pithampur industrial area and a Knowledge City in Ujjain in 4.19
square kilometre area. This Knowledge City will have educational and
medical facilities besides availability of global standard housing
and business infrastructures.
A 1.75 square kilometre Multi-model
Logistic Hub will be developed near Pithampur industrial area.
Besides, a project will be launched to improve water supply to the
area. Balanced development of general and housing-related facilities
in all the industrial zones.
Under the Economic Corridor, apart
from link between Pithampur and Indore, industrial development is
proposed up to 300 metres on both sides of the present road. This
corridor will focus on BRT Terminal, IT industries, commerce,
tourism, public amenities, institutions, housing, research &
development, industry, expo & convention, present development and