- Enterprising plan to bridge demand and supply gap of power. Different projects to generate 5,665 MW of power launched and MoU signed.
- 17 new sub-stations and 6,500 new transformers installed to improve the distribution system.
- Work initiated for 1065 MW gas-based plant and 1000 MW coal-based plant at Faridabad. Construction in progress at 600 MW coal-based plant at Yamunanagar.
- Proposal sent to Government of India to build a 4x700 Nuclear Power Plant at Fatehabad.
- Plan to generate additional 1,400 MW electricity through non-conventional sources.
- Ambitious scheme for developing the infrastructure of Faridabad launched under 'Jawahalal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission'. Rs. 2,064 crore to be spent.
- Drinking water supply augmented in 634 villages, colonies of Scheduled Castes in 421 villages and 22 towns.
- Works in progress to augment drinking water supply in 503 villages of Mewat area at a cost of Rs. 206 crore. 207 tube wells and five boosting stations installed.
- Construction work started for 135 kms. long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway to connect National Highway No.1, 2, 8 and 10. Rs. 147 crore paid for land acquisition.
- Construction of 407 kms. long new roads and improvement of 3,540 kms. roads completed at a cost of Rs. 449.14 crore.
- Work started for four-laning of Delhi-Rohtak Highway (NH-10), Zirakpur-Ambala National Highway, Zirakpur-Kalka Highway and Gurgaon-Faridabad Road.
- Work in progress for 6/8 laning of Gurgaon-Delhi Highway (NH-8) at a cost of about Rs.775 crore.
- Work started for elevated Highway at Badarpur and Panipat for decongesting traffic.
- Consent of State Government given for participation in extension of Delhi Metro to Gurgaon.
- Rewari-Jhajjar-Rohtak railway line sanctioned in the railway budget 2006-07. Survey for Loharu-Bhiwani railway line also ordered.
- New fleet of luxury 'Volvo' buses introduced.
- 450 buses of Haryana Roadways replaced.
- 'Rain Basera' (Night shelters) constructed at bus stands of Ambala Cantonment and Kalka. More such night shelters to be constructed.
- Plan to construct 63 new rail over bridges.
Major infrastructure development initiatives
SEZ Garhi Harsaru
As a sequel to the new Industrial Policy announced by the Govt. of Haryana. Govt. of India has approved in principle the setting up of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Garhi Harsaru in District Gurgaon.
The SEZ is being set up in two phases over an area of 3000 acre at an estimated cost of Rs.2060 crore. The SEZ, which is being set up by HSIIDC would help in accelerating growth-led development besides promoting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and resultant exports. The scheme was introduced in the Exim Policy 2000 with a view to provide hassle free environment for export production. The focus of SEZ is to remove restrictive export-import regulations, ensure trade liberalization, simplify procedures relating to administration of foreign trade and provide incentives to certain export categories to generate exports from the country.
The proposed SEZ will be a duty free enclave and a deemed foreign territory where no license would be required for imports. The import of capital goods, raw materials, consumables etc. and their procurement from the domestic market will be exempted from customs duty and central excise. The supplies from Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to SEZ units will be treated as deemed exports. 100% FDI in manufacturing sector will be allowed through automatic route for the projects being set up in SEZ and the profits earned by these units will be allowed to be repatriated freely without any dividend balancing requirement. In addition to above the goods imported or procured locally without the payment of duty shall be utilized over the approval period of 5 years. The SEZ units will be provided in-house custom clearance and no separate documentation would be required for custom and Exim Policy.
The proposed site is on the State Highway leading from Gurgaon to Pataudi abutting the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. The SEZ has been planned to cater to a wide spectrum of target segment such as; automobiles and auto components, high precision industries, textiles and readymade garments, pharmaceuticals, IT industry, white goods and light engineering goods. The project has been conceived to be developed as an integrated self-contained industrial township with a flyover on NH 8 to provide free flow of traffic. Industry related infrastructure of truly international standard shall be provided in the form of wide roads, dedicated electrification, water supply, storm water drainage, common effluent treatment plant etc.
1715 acres of land for the first phase of this project is in an advanced stage of acquisition and the process to acquire the land for the second phase is being initiated shortly. About 2400 units would be set up in this township providing direct employment to more 60,000 workers. When implemented, these units are expected to generate export earnings to the tune of Rs.42,000 crore
Reliance Haryana SEZ - Country's the largest SEZ
Reliance has incorporated a company by the name of Reliance Haryana SEZ to set up this multi-product zone. The 25,000-acre SEZ is tipped to be India's largest.
Apart from basic industries, the project will attract next-generation businesses like bio-technology. Of the total area of the SEZ, 6,500 acres have been earmarked for low-polluting industries, 5,000 acres each for basic infrastructure and commercial establishments, 3,750 acres for residential purposes and 1,250 acres each for institutional area, leisure and entertainment.
The idea is to develop the critical mass. Development of infrastructure is a continuous process but considering that the project would be developed over an area of 25,000 acres, the investment could anywhere be between Rs 25,000-40,000 crore. The competition of this SEZ will not be with the SEZs of other states. We would be competing with the most favoured investment destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and China.”
The SEZ by Reliance would be in addition to nine SEZs already approved in principle by the Central Government in Haryana. The areas that could be successfully developed in this SEZ are automobiles, auto components, agro based industry, biotech, IT and garments, strive to get the best of the Fortune 500 companies to invest.
Development of the Global Corridor: Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Western Expressway
For the development of world-class infrastructure in the state, Government of Haryana has plan to develop the Global Corridor along Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Western Expressway. In this corridor, top class infrastructure facilities that will be at par with international standards are being created. These are meant to meet not only the needs and dreams of the investors but also those who will be living there. Further, there will be a number of specialized economic activities in this corridor, making it growth centric. Each lead economic activity is envisaged to be the focus of a self sustaining specialized and independent cluster city. A number of such cluster cities integrated under one umbrella will provide the overall spatial form of the global urban corridor. In between these nodes, recreational, forest and green area will be developed.
The Expressway will enable strong linkages between the industrial units in the SEZ and the industrial concentrations, within the Haryana Sub-Region of National Capital Region. The Express highway linking the National Highway NO.1, 10, and 8 by passing the National Capital Territory Delhi has been proposed for spatial integration. The project has been envisaged for better coordination and administrative convenience. These industrial concentrations are given as under:
· Panipat-Sonipat_kundli Industrial Corridor on National Highway No.1.
· Bhadurgarh-Rohatak Industrial Corridor on National Highway No.10.
· Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal Industrial Corridor on National Highway No.8.
· Faridabad-Palwal Industrial Corridor on National Highway No.1-A.
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