Road show of Aurangabad Industrial city in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited conducted a roadshow here today to apprise the business gathering comprising of Industries, MNCs, entrepreneurs, corporates and domestic enterprises based in Gujarat, on the opportunities, benefits, and advantages offered by the India’s first Greenfield Industrial Smart City – AURIC (Aurangabad Industrial City).

Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), a well-planned and one of its kind Greenfield smart industrial city is being developed across an area of 10,000 acres in Maharashtra as a part of Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and promoted by Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (AITL), a special purpose vehicle and partnership between DMICDC (an agency of Government of India) and MIDC (industrial development body of the state of Maharashtra).

The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is India`s most ambitious and one of the world’s largest- infrastructure programme. Its goal is to develop new industrial cities as Smart Cities and converge next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors. In the first phase, eight new cities are being created. With an estimated investment of US$100 billion, a high-tech industrial zone is planned, spread across six states.

Later talking to newsmen Kailash Jadhav, Managing Director- Aurangabad Industrial City and its Joint MD Gajanan Patil said that around 110 representatives of Gujarat business and industrites attended the road show.

“AURIC is expected to attract investment of Rs. 60,000-70,000 crore (Rs. 600-700 bn) from global players, which will generate employment for lakhs of people in next 7 to 15years. The value of the output is expected to be exports of USD 11.6 billion and Industrial output of USD 46.2 bn. AURIC has attracted a record investment of Rs. 3,600 crore (Rs. 36 billion) in CY 2018 from investors. AURIC has allotted 52 plots comprising 507,164 sq. mt. Infrastructure packages of Rs. 7,947 crore (Rs. 79.47 bn) has been approved by the Government of India to help AURIC offer high-value, sustainable infrastructure that will support long-term economic vitality, a high quality of life, and a knowledge-based ecosystem with breakthrough innovation and efficiency,’ they said.
Patil said that the infrastructure facility including roads, CETP/STP, fire, water lines etc. are completed. The project along with AURIC hall (which will act as command and control center) are going to be formally dedicated to the nation in the month of September. Six companies have already gone into production. Almost 90% of the work has been completed. The SPV for this center-state joint venture was made in December 2014. The companies setting up facilities in it would get various incentives as per the government policies. Prominent AURIC investors include South Korean conglomerate, Hyosung Corporation, the largest global spandex producer and Perkins, a Caterpillar group company to name a few. Several global companies from the US, Europe, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have also been considering investments in AURIC.

AURIC aims at offering high-value, sustainable infrastructure to support long-term economic vitality, a high quality of life, and a knowledge-based ecosystem with breakthrough innovation and efficiency. It is positioned to create over 150,000 jobs as employment along with housing for over 300,000 people including industrial workforce and their families while truly embracing the concept of live, work and play. Besides a rail and highway network that connects the new city to major cities in India, AURIC is only 15
minutes away from the Aurangabad International Airport and provides direct flight connections to key hubs at Mumbai, Delhi and other Metro cities of India. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s dry port and container terminal at Jalna is only 40 kilometres away. This will give industries at AURIC an easy access to India’s largest sea port of the country – the JNPT, Patil added.

AURIC is India’s 1st ‘Walk-to-Work’ Smart Industrial City. The concept of ‘Walk to work’ which encourages housing options, workplaces, and shopping centres, to be developed in the vicinity of each other, will be implemented. This concept also includes walkable streets and blocks and reachable public spaces. This new integrated industrial township will be a congregation of office spaces, residences, hotels, large and small format retail, hospitals, schools, parks, entertainment hubs and lots more. 60% of the total land has been utilized for industrial purposes, while 40% is for residential, commercial, institutions, open spaces and social-cultural amenities. The Future-ready Smart Industrial City will showcase Smart Governance features such as e-LMS (Land Management System) which is specially developed for AURIC. This is the first-of-its-kind system in the country in which land allotment has been made simpler and efficient with a vision of ensuring 100% digital and paperless transactions. AURIC will provide a high grade and cost-efficient power source, with a reduced carbon footprint and compact design. Operated out of a GIS substation with a SCADA system, residents are assured 24×7 reliable power with an underground cable for every plot and ICT enabled “Smart + Connected” City components including Fiber optic infrastructure, Public Wi-Fi, AURIC e- Governance and ERP (AEE), Surveillance system, Internet of Things (IoT) for utilities, Multi-Services digital kiosks, Environmental sensors, e-Education and e-Healthcare, Smart poles, Cloud hosting, he said.

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