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Centre planning two industrial corridors linking Nagpur | Nagpur News

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Nagpur: The union ministry of commerce and industry has accorded approval for development of eleven industrial corridors in four phases as part of national master plan for providing multimodal connectivity to economic zones.
Two of these corridors link the city — Hyderabad-Nagpur and Delhi-Nagpur. While the central government has decided to develop an industrial township in Zaheerabad, Telangana under Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridor project, detailed proposal is awaited from state governments for Delhi-Nagpur Industrial Corridor. It is clear that the city will not benefit from this ambitious scheme in near future.
According to a written reply by Som Prakash, minister of state for commerce, in Lok Sabha, the Government of India is developing various industrial corridor projects as part of National Industrial Corridor Programme which is aimed at development of greenfield industrial cities in India in order to compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world.
National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) has been constituted for unified development of industrial corridors in the country. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is the first industrial corridor, which is being implemented in the country wherein substantial progress has been made.
Prakash further stated that the industrial corridors program was aimed at providing multi-modal connectivity with complete ‘plug and play’ infrastructure till the plot level along with building resilient and sustainable future ready cities.
Shiv Kumar Rao, president of Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED), said that the Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridor had been proposed by Telangana government four to five years ago. “The central government had suggested some changes, which have been made. VED is trying to coordinate with Telangana government and centre for linking the corridor with Samruddhi Mahamarg so that Vidarbha benefits,” he told TOI.
Rao further said that the detailed project report (DPR) of Delhi-Nagpur Industrial Corridor was yet to be prepared. “We will give inputs to central government so that Vidarbha gets the maximum benefit from this project,” he added.

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