The plan for Greater Bhiwadi has finally started rolling with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announcing an allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for the mega industrial complex in his budget speech. The project near the Haryana border could be as important as Greater Noida because of its proximity to Delhi.
It will give a push to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and plans to construction activity in the Khushkhera- Bhiwadi-Neemrana Industrial Region (KBNIR). Under this plan land of 21,483 hectares of 99 revenue villages would be used to build the complex. The Greater Bhiwadi will remain a part of the Alwar district and under the Tapukara tehsil.
The Rs 1,000 crore budget provision will be largely used for paying land compensation and development of roads and creating water and power infrastructure.
RIICO will be nodal agency
The Rajasthan government’s investment wing Rajasthan Industrial Investment Corporation (RIICO) has been made the nodal agency for the KBNIR. RIICO will work as the Regional Development Authority (RDA) for the KBNIR and the funding for the development of the Greater Bhiwadi will be done through RIICO.
Bhiwadi has been planned on a gridiron pattern. Major roads have been planned vertically in the north‐south direction. While few major roads are running in the east‐west direction perpendicular to north‐south roads forming a grid and dividing the area into sectors. The town is planned on the concept of a self‐contained integrated township.
The city centre and major public and semi-public uses are located so as to run linearly in a north‐south direction more or less centrally. The south and south‐eastern parts of the Greater Bhiwadi Complex are relatively environmentally sensitive. Therefore, these areas have been put to soft usage like institutional, regional park and sport complex to keep it green to enhance the environmental capacity for conservation.
The expansion of industries is expected in a big way for which adequate land has been kept reserved contiguous to the existing industrial areas to get the benefit of the economy of scale and optimization of industrial infrastructure.
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