Maharashtra’s Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, recently laid the foundation stone of the city’s administrative building. AURIC, which is part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) located at Shendra and Bidkin near Aurangabad — an existing urban and industrial hub in the state — will be equipped with wi-fi facility.
“It would be the first city in the country to be completely covered with wi-fi and also have first underground cabling system for industrial use, 24X7 cost-effective energy supply, cent percent underground drainage system, smart traffic management, smart grid and sustainable water management practices,” Fadnavis said.
He further added that the technology used in the city would be highly advanced with energy and water saving efficiency. Half of the water that would be supplied to the industries would be sourced from recycling and treating sewage water and the remaining 50 percent would be lifted from water bodies.
The entire city will have a walk-to-work concept, which would be the first of its kind in the country. The project would comprise 50 percent residential and 50 percent industrial area.
“Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (AITL) will manage AURIC as an independent industrial township by leveraging smart technology and e-governance,” said AITL Managing Director Vikram Kumar.
The smart city being developed in the state will be completed in 2022, and will attract investment of nearly Rs 70,000 crore.