Maharashtra to set up cell for Mumbai-Delhi Industrial Corridor
Maharashtra Government would soon set up a separate cell to expedite works under Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).india Updated: May 30, 2010 10:59 IST
Maharashtra Government would soon set up a separate cell to expedite works under Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
"A separate cell would be set up for DMIC as directed by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan so that works under the plan can be speeded up and completed within the stipulated period," an official from the Industry Department said.
The cell would function under the guidance of the Secretary of the Industry Department and CEO of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, the official said.
The Government also wants to link the largest container port JNPT to the ambitious Corridor project, he said, adding it would suggest the DMIC Development Corporation to align JNPT with the Corridor route.
"We want JNPT, a major port, to be connected to the Corridor instead of routing from within the busy financial capital where several infrastructure projects are already underway," the official said.
The government is also considering a plan to develop Dhule, Aurangabad, Nashik and Dighi, which come within 150 km radius from the Corridor alignment, as integrated mega towns under DMIC.