Greater Noida authority plans industrial plot scheme to cash in on airport
Senior IAS officer Alkesh Kumar Sharma, the CEO and managing director of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Development Corporation and Panda discussed issues pertaining to the dedicated industrial township, multimodal transport and logistics hubs at the board meeting held in Greater Noida on Thursday.noida Updated: Jun 30, 2017 20:49 IST
Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida (IITG) Limited is planning to float an industrial plot scheme soon, following the recent approvals for an international airport in Jewar.
IITG Limited is a special body that was formed to develop a dedicated township under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, along the rail route from Maicha in Greater Noida to Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai.
The township is spread over 335 hectares and is being developed by Mumbai-based developer Shapoorji Pallonji. The township is located around 40km from the site identified for the airport.
“We are planning to organise an investor’s summit to interact with interested investors, corporate houses and developers. Now, we have an additional advantage after the Centre gave the green signal for Jewar airport, as air connectivity is a major factor for corporates. We are in the process of floating an industrial plot scheme in this township soon,” said Debasish Panda, chief executive officer of the Greater Noida authority. Panda is also the managing director of IITG Limited.
Senior IAS officer Alkesh Kumar Sharma, the CEO and managing director of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Development Corporation and Panda discussed issues pertaining to the dedicated industrial township, multimodal transport and logistics hubs at the board meeting held in Greater Noida on Thursday.
“We have reviewed the progress of multimodal logistic hub, transport hub and the township. We also discussed ways to effectively sell industrial plots and get investors for it. The airport in Jewar will lead to an increase in demand. So, we are trying to get investors to boost economic activity in this region. We will also be able to provide air cargo facility, so we also expect international investors to be interested,” said Panda.
On September 12, 2016, officials had discussed land rates but they are yet to be finalised.
For industrial plots, the board proposed to charge Rs7,000-Rs10,790 per square metre. For commercial plot, meant for shopping malls and hotels, a rate of Rs65,000 per sq m was proposed. IT plots were proposed to be sold at Rs20,000 per sqm.
For group housing plots, a rate of Rs28,230 per sq m was proposed and for economic weaker section (EWS) plot, a rate of Rs26,400 per sq m was proposed.
“Along with industrial plots, we have got land under commercial, residential and group housing use so that professionals and top executives who work in industries can stay inside the dedicated township,” an official said.
“We have also reviewed the progress on utilities and discussed how we will provide adequate power, water and other required facilities,” said Panda.
40.78 hectares of the township’s total area of 335 hectares is to be reserved for a green belt. The industrial township being developed along the Howrah railway line is to have six dedicated ambient air quality monitoring stations to provide instant updates on air pollution.
The DMIC, which comprises large industrial townships, is being developed along a 1,483km rail route from Maicha in Greater Noida to Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai.
Officials expect the project to attract Rs33,000 crore in investment and create jobs for thousands.