3 industrial cities to be developed on PPP model
NEW DELHI/GURGAON: After developing residential areas on public private partnership (PPP) mode as it is in the case of Gurgaon, the Haryana government will develop three industrial cities on similar lines. These cities will have residential and commercial areas unlike the industrial townships traditionally developed by the government.
These cities are likely to come up in the NCR— one at Nangal Choudhry in Mahendragarh, two others at Bidhal Laat in Sonipat and Madina in Rohtak respectively. Sources said that considering the increasing contribution of industry and service sector in the state’s GDP more industrial areas are being planned. “All these three locations have excellent connectivity and fall close to the national capital,” said an official.
He added that the investment flow to the state doesn’t signal any worry so far as the state is attracting industrialists to start their units here or to expand their facilities.
The state in its recent industrial policy had introduced such provisions of developing industrial areas with cooperation from private players. The policy was also revised to take the investment to hinterland to promote industrialization.
As per the norms, the government would acquire the entire project land outside the controlled areas, especially in the hinterlands of less developed areas and offer the same to the private sector for development of industrial infrastructure, marketing and attracting investment following a joint venture model with the HSIIDC.
Dipak Kumar Dash, May 29, 2011, 05.48am IST