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DM Velrasu's vision for 'District Malegaon'

Tuesday October 18, 2011 03:47:46 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon: Malegaon and other adjoining areas in the Nashik district have been neglected for long by the state and district machineries. However, if District Magistrate P Velrasu is to be believed, these areas, which incidentally are part of the fastest growing district in Maharashtra, are up for a dramatic changeover in the next couple of years. This, of course, if his vision, which is backed by the centre and state governments, also receives the much needed local support.

In an exclusive interview to, District Magistrate P Velrasu while unveiling the impressive mega-plan for the development of the district said, “The beauty of this region in the Nashik district is that it has enough landscape for any officer to envision a model township. In fact it is this advantage that helped me to devise a plan for the development of the areas, which people think are neglected.”

Disclosing that he has simultaneously started working on the various projects which together form his dream plan, Velrasu said, “We have already spoken to people in and around Chandwad for acquiring around 10,000 acres of land for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and the construction work will begin very soon.”


Roadmap to Empowerment: District Magistrate P Velrasu's visionary plan for the overall development of the district.

(Google Map)

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is a mega infra-structure project worth US$ 90 billion having nine mega industrial zones of about 200-250 sq. km, high speed freight line, three ports, six airports, a six-lane intersection-free expressway and a 4000 MW power plant. Covering an overall length of 1483 kms between Delhi and Mumbai, the corridor would be built with the financial & technical aids from Japan. The district officials have selected areas in and around Chandwad for the part of the project which will pass through Maharashtra.

“Some 50 kms away from the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), we have identified 12 acres of land near Manmad for building a state of the art District Sports Complex with all modern facilities and infrastructure”, Velrasu said.

“The above two projects combined with establishment of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) off campus centre on 250-300 acres of land near Malegaon will fill the gap the region has in the education sector”, Velrasu said.

The district officials have identified two pieces of contiguous lands measuring around 500 acres – one in Rampura and the other on Malegaon-Manmad highway for the purpose. Establishment of the AMU sub centre near Malegaon is in crucial stage and will take final shape once the AMU expert team visits the site for final approval. The AMU intends to convert this sub centre into a full fledged university by 2020 when the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) completes 100 years of its establishment.

“Drinking water to all these projects will be provided through River Diversion Scheme, Detailed Project Report (DPR) for which has already been finalised”, the District Magistrate added.

Highlighting the huge turnover and government funding involved in these projects, the collector said, “People can surely expect from these projects returns not only in the form of employment generation but also in the form of overall socio-economic empowerment of the entire region.”
With these projects the District Magistrate intends to lay the grounds for the ultimate declaration of Malegaon – the Muslim populated town in North Maharashtra, as a district by the state government.

“These projects will not only help the state government to decide on the declaration of Malegaon as a district but will also pave the way for the much needed scope for future development”, District Magistrate P Velrasu said.

Interestingly, the decision on converting Malegaon into a district is pending since 1983 when then Maharashtra Chief Minister Abdurrehman Antulay during his visit to this Muslim dominated town promised to the Malegaonians in this regard. Insiders recall, Abdurehman Antulay as the Chief Minister of the state had actually taken a decision in favour of Malegaon. But because of the political game of which Malegaon has always been a victim, his decision never saw light of the day.

With the District Magistrate’s ambitious projects and his personal efforts for the devolvement of this region, people now feel that if he succeeds in converting his dream projects into a reality, it surely will compensate the sixty years of negligence meted out to them by the state and central governments.








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