Rajasthan nods Bill on raising townships along DMIC

DMICThe Rajasthan Government has passed Special Investment Region Bill, 2016, to allow the State Government to set up integrated industrial townships along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), which runs 150 km on either sides of the 1,500-km dedicated freight corridor.

The State Government is planning to start by setting up townships in two nods in Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana and Jodhpur- Pali-Marwar regions of Rajasthan. The bill has allowed the state government to declare any area of land, including an industrial area, to be a special investigation region, by notifying the official gazette.

A board and a regional development authority of 15 members, including the minister in-charge of the DMIC project in the state and parliamentarians and legislators representing the areas has to be set up in the special investment region, as per the bill. These areas are to be governed and developed by  the regional development authority only.

“The regional development authority has been provided the power to acquire the land according to the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013,” Maneesh Chauhan, Commissioner, Rajasthan DMIC, said. “Those who don’t wish to give up their land will be given the option to develop it according to the master plan of the special investment region,” he added.

165 km for the Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana node has been identified by the state government and it will develop a nucleus of 14 km, the first phase of which is expected to be completed by 2021, followed by the second phase in 2031 and the third in 2041.

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