As India moves towards building and sprucing up its infrastructure like never before. The Government is identifying critical gaps in our infrastructure and trying to fill those gaps at the earliest so as to ensure faster connectivity between various geographies. The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC) is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects till date. It’s likely to boost industrial development all along the alignment. The corridor covers distance of 1500-km and envisage a high-tech industrial zone spread across six states between Delhi and Mumbai. The Shendra - Bidkin belt in Aurangabad region is one of the DMIC nodes. Sandeep Sharma takes a look at AURIC — the upcoming smart industrial township in Shendra - Bidkin region.
Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) is planned as an independent industrial township project across an area of 10,000 acre on the outskirts of Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. AURIC will be developed as an integrated smart city jointly by DMICDC and Maharashtra Industrial Development Council (MIDC). The latter has provided land equity worth Rs.3,000 crore for buying land and transfer it to the SPV - Aurangabad Industrial Township Ltd (AITL). AITL is formed to develop and manage the township by leveraging smart technology and e-governance. AITL will have its own set of DCR rules, with single point contact for building permission, water supply and all related infrastructure. AITL will also manage day to day activities of the industrial city.
AURIC Township would boast of office spaces, residences, hotels, large & small format retail outlets, hospitals, schools, parks, entertainment hubs and lots more. As per the plan around 40 per cent of the land will be used for building residential and commercial spaces, institutions, open spaces as well as social infrastructure. Sixty per cent of the overall land is dedicated for industrial purpose.
AURIC Industrial Township aims to attract diverse range of industries comprising Auto, Defence, Electronics, Engineering, Textile, Food and Beverages. The city offers ample choice of investment in industrial properties of various sizes. It will be the first city in India to provide an underground electrical cable network for industrial use. This would ensure cost effective, high quality and reliable power supply for precision manufacturing.
Bidkin Master Plan
Gone are those days when industrial estates were developed leading to unplanned urbanisation in the neighbourhood, adding further pressure on the existing resources and infrastructure. Smart age demands building complete ecosystem for businesses to operate and people to live side-by-side. The walk-to-work concept is gaining ground, need for smart transport, water management and optimisation of energy usage are slowly becoming the norms. Self-sustained industrial township projects are being proposed and fast tracked. AURIC promises sustainable development with Smart features to all its inhabitants. The range of mobility solutions comprises intelligent transportation system, integrated and seamless rail and road network for movement of people and goods, bicycle facilities, demarcated space for pedestrians.