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Haryana to give priority to auto sector in alloting land

PTI  Chandigarh, January 10, 2011
First Published: 13:44 IST(10/1/2011) | Last Updated: 13:46 IST(10/1/2011)

Haryana government on Monday said it would continue to give priority to the auto sector in allotment of developed industrial land to allow automobile makers meet their expansion requirements.

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Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal region of the state has been identified as an auto hub by the Centre and the state government is taking initiatives to further boost this sector, said Haryana Industries Minister Mahender Partap Singh in a press release.

He said the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation had earlier allotted eight acres of land to Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in IMT Manesar for setting up an Automotive Testing Laboratory, run by National Automotive Testing, Research and Development Infrastructure Project (NATRIP).

Another site measuring 46 acres has been allotted at concessional rates in IMT Manesar, according to the press release, the foundation stone for which was laid on June 4 last year.

"The availability of Testing and Research and Development facility at this centre will facilitate further development of auto and auto components industry in the state," he said.

It is proposed to create a railway siding facility in IMT Manesar for smooth transportation of the manufactured goods from out of the IMT area for export and across various destinations in the country.

Automobile manufacturing sector constitutes Haryana’s primary strength and the presence of Maruti-Suzuki,Hero-Honda Honda Motors and Escorts have led to the development of a large number of ancillaries in this sector.

A number of auto and auto component units have set up base in this hub and Maruti-Suzuki has already rolled out its one-millionth car in a year, he added.

The Minister said that Maruti-Suzuki is developing its Testing Track and Research and Development facility at IMT Rohtak, which will further boost the development of this industry in the region.

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