More than four decades after Noida was set up as a satellite city of Delhi, a logistics and industrial hub, to be called New Noida, is being planned close to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). The Noida authority recently signed an agreement with the Delhi-based School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) to design the master plan, which is expected to be ready within a year.
“We are at a very initial phase. We have just nominated the School of Planning and Architecture for preparing the master plan and it will take at least a year to prepare and approve it,” Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, told Moneycontrol.
New Noida township will be a logistics and an industrial hub due to its proximity to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. DMIC, which will connect the national capital with the country’s financial hub, is an ambitious infrastructure project of the government. The corridor traverses eight states and two union territories, stretching about 436,485 square km.
The New Noida township is expected to be spread across 20,900 hectares and encompass 80 villages of which 20 are in Gautam Budh Nagar and 60 in Bulandshahr districts of Uttar Pradesh. It is likely to include areas close to the freight corridor such as Dadri, Sikandrabad, and parts of Khurja.
A dedicated freight corridor (DFC) being developed by the Indian Railways for transporting goods is a vital part of the industrial corridor. DFC is being constructed along two corridors spanning 3,300 km.
The Eastern DFC that connects Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni in West Bengal will pass through Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. The Western DFC will run from Haryana’s Dadri in the National Capital Region and pass through Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat to Mumbai in Maharashtra. The Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region is part of the western freight corridor.
The entire region is being developed as a global manufacturing and investment destination, making use of the 1,483-kilometre high-capacity Western DFC. The plan is to develop new logistics hubs, manufacturing cities, and residential townships along the DFC.
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