Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has billed the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) as an important project for industrial development in the state. He said that the state government would extend all possible help to complete the project.
The Chief Minister was expressing his views on the project after seeing a presentation on the DMIC at his Shastri Bhawan office today. He said that for the 1483 km. long project that would begin from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port in Mumbai and touch Dadri at Greater Noida, seven investment centres and 13 industrial areas have been identified in which one investment centre and one industrial area falls within Uttar Pradesh.
The first investment centre is at Greater Noida while the second is on Meerut-Muzaffarnagar. On both sides of these centres, 150-200 km. area has been identified as a dedicated freight corridor. The CM further said that since the proposed eastern dedicated freight corridor meets in Khurja, this project becomes more important. With this, he added, the development in the area would be fast tracked and the agriculture produce and other products would easily reach the Jawahar Lal Nehru port in Mumbai.
Mr. Yadav also said that under the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad investment centre falling under the DMIC project, the Greater Noida Authority had identified, in the first phase, development of the Bokadi railway station, development of the metro rail in Noida and greater Noida, development of
the Dadri-Tughlakhabad-Ballabgarh railway station, Noida-Greater Noida-2 Faridabad expressway, development of auto mart, establishing of a power plant and development of a logistic park/township.
The Chief Minister added that all steps would be initiated to ensure that DMIC project benefit the entire state. He said that initially the development of the proposed hi-tech integrated industrial township on the land available with the UPSIDC and the greater Noida Authority would be taken up and after this based on the needs, after due approval by the farmers, they would be made stake holders and land would be acquired.
He underlined that the benefits coming out of the land should not come to the industry and the government but shall go to the farmers. The Chief Minister directed the Infrastructure and Industrial development Commissioner (IIDC) Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta to take this up further and keep him abreast of the developments.
During the presentation, Union Secretary Industrial Policy and Promotion department Mr. Saurabh Chandra said that owing to this project, approx Rs. 75,000 crore were likely to be invested in the Dadri-NoidaGreater Noida area. As a result, some 12 lakh jobs would be created. He further said that in this area food, electronics, auto industries, IT and sunrise industries would come up.
The central government would be spending Rs. 3,000 crore to take up the project in this area. Also present at the meeting were MoS (protocol) Mr.
Abhishek Mishra, Deputy-Chairman State Planning Commission Mr. Naveen Chandra Bajpayi, Principal Secretary to CM Mr. Rakesh Garg, CEO and MD DMICDC Mr. Amitabh Kant, Principal Secretary (Housing) Mr. SN Shukla, Principal Secretary (Finance) Mr. Anand Mishra, CEo Greater Noida Mr. Ram Raman, Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Alok Kumar and Advisor to CM Mr. Amod Kumar.