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Govt to start revamp work from July 4

HT correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 30, 2013
First Published: 22:37 IST(30/6/2013) | Last Updated: 00:10 IST(1/7/2013)
Delhi government's infrastructure development agency Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC), after a long wait, will begin upgradation work on roads, footpaths and other infrastructures in Patparganj and Okhla Industrial Area Phase III from July 4.

"The work will commence in the presence of Delhi industry minister Haroon Yusuf and representatives of industrial associations from the areas," said a senior DSIIDC official.

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The two industrial areas had been transferred to DSIIDC following the industrial policy of 2010-12.

According to a statement, DSIIDC intends to upgrade the infrastructure of the industrial areas by improving roads, drains and footpaths.

"DSIIDC will complete the entire construction work in six months. The agency assigned with the job will also maintain these industrial areas for five years," added the official.

The cost of the construction and maintenance in Patparganj industrial area will be approximately R9.40 crore and R6.55 crore in Okhla Industrial area Phase III.

The Patparganj industrial area, which was planned and commissioned in 1992, has 609 industrial units engaged in manufacturing surgical goods, metal processing, dyeing, electro plating, rolling and other high manufacturing sector.

On the other hand, Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, which is one of the oldest industrial areas in the city, has about 260 industrial units.

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