In a boost to the Haryana government’s plan to set up a Cargo Airport in the NCR sub-region, the Airports Authority of India has conveyed its in-principle consent to the project site.
The approval was given after carrying out preliminary site visit and pre-feasibility study, Haryana chief secretary PK Chaudhery said here on Saturday.
The application was filed with the Union ministry of civil aviation for site clearance and the Defence Ministry has issued the requisite NOC to the ministry and the case is now being processed by it, he said.
The chief secretary said that the ministry of railways was developing a dedicated freight corridor between Delhi and Mumbai covering a length of 1,483km.
In order to tap the opportunities likely to be generatedby the freight corridor, a band of 150 km on both sides is being developed as Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) covering the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The DMIC sub-region in Haryana covers about 29,362 sq km area, which accounts for about 66.4% of the total area of the state.
Apart from four nodes that is Investment Regions at Manesar-Bawal and Kundli-Sonipat and Industrial Regions at Faridabad-Palwal and Rewari-Hissar, early bird projects havealso been identified.
These included Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre in Gurgaon district, Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), between Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal, and Integrated Multimodal
Logistics Hub at Bawal in Rewari district.
DMIC Consultants have submitted pre-feasibility reports for the early bird projects and these would be implemented through joint-venture between HSIIDC and DMIC Trust/ DMICDC.
The Mass Rapid Transit System from Gurgaon to Bawal would be implemented through a SPV, to be floated jointly by Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation, an agency of the state government and DMIC Trust/DMICDC. Concept Master Plan of Manesar Bawal Investment Region has been finalised, he said.