Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project is a flagship programme of Government of India with the aim to significantly enhance India’s competitiveness in manufacturing through the creation of world class infrastructure and reduced logistics costs.
The project aims to create smart, sustainable industrial cities by leveraging the high speed, high capacity connectivity backbone provided by the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) to reduce logistic costs in an enabling policy framework. These new cities will come up in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. This is the first time that the geographical planning has been integrated with the digital planning and an Information & Communication Technology (ICT) backbone to create Smart cities of the future has been developed. In essence, technology is being used to enable India to leap frog in the process of urbanisation.
The Perspective Plan prepared for DMIC has identified 24 investment nodes (11 Investment Regions (IRs) and 13 Industrial Areas (IAs)) spanning across six states after wide consultations with stakeholders including the State Governments and the concerned Central Government Ministries. Out of 24 investment nodes, following 8 Industrial Cities have been taken up for development in the first phase of DMIC Project, on the recommendations of the respective State Government(s). This is the first time India has embarked on the process of planned urbanisation with manufacturing as the key economic driver:
|Name of the Node||State||Area |
(in Sq. km.)
|Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region||Uttar Pradesh||210|
|Manesar-Bawal Investment Region||Haryana||402|
|Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region||Rajasthan||160|
|Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region||Madhya Pradesh||372|
|Ahmedabad-Dholera Investment Region||Gujarat||920|
|Shendra Bidkin Investment Region||Maharashtra||84|
|Dighi Port Industrial Area||Maharashtra||253|
|Jodhpur Pali Marwar Industrial Area||Rajasthan||155|
Detailed Write-up :
Scheme Objectives: To enhance India’s competitiveness in manufacturing through the creation of world class infrastructure and reduced logistics costs.
Coverage & Eligibility: DMIC Project covers six different States i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
Budget Availability / Utilization since last 5 years* - Attached at “Annexure-I”
Physical Progress against milestones till the end of previous year (i.e. cumulative till 2015-16) and during the year 2016-17:
As most of the trunk infrastructure projects under DMIC were awarded in the later part of 2015-16, there is no cumulative data available. Regarding progress of works during FY 2016-17, the detailed status is placed at “Annexure-II”
Salient Features in Bullet Form:
In case of DMIC project, the construction related activities have been initiated at the following four locations:
- Activation area for Dholera Special Investment Region in Gujarat admeasuring 22.5 sq. kms;
- Phase-1 of Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area in Maharashtra admeasuring 8.39 sq. kms;
- Integrated Industrial Township Project at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh admeasuring 747.5 acres;
- Integrated Industrial Township Project at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh admeasuring approx. 1100 acres.
Land allotment policies have also been finalized at all the above highlighted locations and land is ready for allotment.
For Shendra Industrial Area in Maharashtra, 24 plots have also been allotted majorly to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
For Bidkin Industrial Area in Maharashtra, the Environment Clearance has been accorded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and accordingly tender documents have been issued for selection of EPC contractor for roads and underground utilities/services for phase-1 admeasuring approx. 10 sq kms.
Apart from the above highlighted projects, project developmental activities are also being taken forward for the following projects:
- Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Project from Gurgaon to Bawal in Haryana and Ahmedabad to Dholera in Gujarat;
- Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub (IMLH) Project, Nangal Chaudhary at Haryana;
- Global City Project at Haryana;
- Multi Modal Logistics Hub (MMLH) and Multi Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Dadri, Uttar Pradesh;
- Multi Modal Logistics Park at Sanand in Gujarat;
- Greenfield International Airport Project at Dholera in Gujarat;
- Aerotropolis Project at Rajasthan;
- Exhibition cum Convention Centre (ECC) Project at Dwarka, Delhi
Implementing Agency: Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC). DMICDC acts as a knowledge partner to NICDIT in respect of all the Industrial Corridor Projects for undertaking various project development activities.
Monitoring and Review Mechanism:
National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT)
- For coordinated and unified development of all the industrial corridors projects including DMIC, GoI on December7, 2016 approved the expansion of the scope of existing DMIC-Project Implementation Trust Fund (PITF) and re-designated it as National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT). Accordingly, NICDIT is under the administrative control of DIPP for coordinated and unified development of all the industrial corridors which are at various stages of development and implementation. All the corridors namely Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Amritsar – Kolkata Industrial Corridor, Bengaluru – Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor, Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor and other corridors in future will function under the administrative control of NICDIT.
- An Apex Monitoring Authority under the chairpersonship of the Finance Minister has been set up to periodically review the activities of NICDIT and progress of the projects. It consists of Minister-in-charge of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Minister of Railways, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Minister of Shipping, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and Chief Ministers of State concerned as Members.
- Each industrial city /node in the Industrial Corridors is envisaged to be implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in the form of a company set up under the Companies Act, as a joint venture between Govt. of India represented through NICDIT, and the respective State Government, in the manner approved for NICDIT (earlier DMIC Trust). The Board of the respective SPV’s is chaired by Principal Secretary (Industries)/Additional Chief Secretary (Industries Dept.) of the respective State Govt.(s).
- The progress of the DMIC Project is being monitored by DIPP on a regular basis and the project is also being reviewed as part of the Project Monitoring Group (PMG), PMO on a regular basis.