To ensure steady growth, the state government has planned an integrated industrial corridor along with the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has given a nod to the master plan for the development of Dighi in Raigad, Sendra in Aurangabad, Nashik-Sinnar and Dhule for the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
The state government has started the acquisition of 20,000 hectares of land for the first phase. The Industries Department has invited tenders for the exhibition and convention centre at Sendre in Aurangabad.
The department made a presentation about the development planned in DMIR on Friday at the Mantralaya. The CM was told that once developed, the four zones will help the state multiply the rate of export thrice over and industrial development twice the current rate.
“We identified the industries for each of the four zones that are being developed in the area of 150km on both the sides of the DFC,” said Kshatrapati Shivaji, principal secretary, Industries.
Aecon, the global planning expert for the development of zones as
smart cities has also been roped in.