Know The AURIC : Part 1

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We in Aurangabad , have been hearing that Aurangabad as was fastest developing city in Asia since last twenty years which is debatable but now hereafter, with Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor taking shape to accommodate ‘MAKE IN INDIA”, it looks eminent. We have tried to put in simple manner by way of FAQ’s which should generate further interest.

1.What is Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DMIC?
The Government of India (GoI) has announced development of a Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) between Delhi and Mumbai covering a total length of 1483 km and is passing through six states of India in which Maharashtra is one of them. The corridor is envisaged to influence the pattern of development and industrialization of the region. To tap the development potential of the proposed freight corridor, a band spanning 150 kilometers wide on both sides of the freight corridor has been identified as Influence Region and is proposed to be developed as Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).

2. How it is related with Make In India?
Government of India has recently come up with a national Programme, ―Make-In-India‖ to promote manufacturing sector in a comprehensive manner. The program aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property, and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure

3. How is it concerned with Aurangabad?
At the state level in Maharashtra, of the seven nodes to be developed as a part of the DMIC corridor, the Nasik Sinnar Igatpuri Investment Region (NSIIR) in Maharashtra comprises of the Shendra–Bidkin Industrial Area.

4. Who is implementation authority as far as the Aurangabad is concerned?
The development of this area is being carried out through Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (AITL) a special purpose vehicle (SPV) between the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and the DMIC Trust.

5. Why has Aurangabad been selected?
Aurangabad has significant potential for growth in various manufacturing sectors. The Aurangabad District is already an established location for automobile and automobile-related manufacturing. Aurangabad will be the showcase for Maharashtra‘s strengths in manufacturing and technology— automobiles, textiles, apparel, consumer durables, and green industry. It will be the next sought after trade city, venue for manufacturing-related research and design, and high-tech hub centrally located within the state. The strategic location of the Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Area places it at the convergence of Maharashtra‘s production, manufacturing, and tourism (historic sites). The industrial area also has the potential to become a niche for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions. It is expected to be well connected by roads, rail, and air and will have good connectivity to the ports. The Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Area will spur demand for a wide array of spin-off businesses and will offer the full array of services required for a mega-scale industrial park and the communities located within it.

6. How will it create employment opportunities for Aurangabad citizens?
As many as 5 lakh jobs will be created in Aurangabad by way of adding value and exports to the Aurangabad District and Maharashtra as a whole. The broad vision for the Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Area is to become a showcase of Maharashtra‘s leading manufacturing industries with the following principles:

• Integrate smart growth within a new sustainable township.
• Identify high-value manufactured products with high export potential.
• Maintain a unique cultural heritage.
• Provide a healthy quality of life

7. How far the spread of this industrial township will be?
The Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area (SBIA) is approximately 40 square kilometers (phase 1) is size. Envisaged as an integrated Industrial development, the BIA is expected to have over 2000 ha (part1) of land Selection of consultant for feasibility study, design and project/ construction management consultancy of 100 MLD water recycle plant at Nakshatrawadi and associated infrastructure to supply treated water to Shendra and Bidkin Industrial Area.

8. Who will come and buy the Industrial plots in DMIC?
As a Greenfield project, AURIC will tap into the huge potential for industrial advancement in Aurangabad. Being developed over an area of 10,000 acres the Greenfield City is located at Shendra and Bidkin near Aurangabad. Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd (AITL) will allot land to partners from industry, commercial, business, and residential sectors.

9. What is status of land acquisition and resistance from the land owners?
The administration has acquired in phase 1 land to the extent of 10,000 acres.

10. How is the financed so far procured?
In the first phase, Rs 1500 crores have been allotted for infrastructure development of Shendra node. The famous contractor Shapoorji Palanji has been selected for this work.

In July 2016, the central government has sanctioned further Rs 6880 for construction of roads, water, electricity, drainage network. Work will done in three phases for this work. Of the Rs 6,880 crore, Rs 3,000 crore will come from DMIC Trust and the balance will be raised by the Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd, by selling land parcels. some of the key trunk infrastructure includes roads (Rs 773 crore), electrical ducts and towers (Rs 933 crore), power (Rs 736 crore), water treatment plants (Rs 548 crore), area landscaping (Rs 538 crore) and storm water drainage (Rs 493 crore).

11.When will the development be complete?

The first phase of 2,700 acres of Shendra node is expected to be complete by September 2019. Bidkin node will be developed by 2021. For the second phase, the process will start in 2022, AURIC will have automobile, electronics and textile, Food, IT and defence industries.

12. Who are Master planners?
CH2M( now Jacobs) is serving as program manager for building phase 1 of Shendra-Bidkin. CH2M’s role includes managing development of physical infrastructure (including buildings, roads, water systems and energy) and an exhibition and convention center. Cisco is developing the master system integration plan of this new city as part of the program management team.

13. What about Water?
Water reservation and work of separate pipleine from Jayakwadi has been completed.
Aurangabad generates around 163 water and even 100 MLD is reused, the water will be adequate.

14. Right now what opportunities are available?
The students of architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical and mechanical engineering, solicitors, lawyers, should study what exactly is AURIC and Make In India. Foreign companies are being invited to set up their units in India and at Aurangabad. These companies can be approached through mails and can be told about the project. They might need some data which you can provide them by collecting same through government and private offices. They may have some answers as to how to set up company, subsidiary, project officer, or branch office, what is taxation, etc. They will need some local person to guide them.

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