The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Trust has given its approval to start the phased procurement of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts worth Rs.6,414 crore for the Bidkin Industrial Area in Maharashtra.
At a meeting chaired by Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, approval was granted for the implementation of trunk infrastructure for roads and utility services, water pipeline from source and a water treatment plant, sewerage treatment plant, common effluent treatment plant, solid waste management, ICT works and landscaping.
The Bidkin project is spread over 31.79 sq km and is Phase II of the Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area (SBIA) of DMICDC´s Maharashtra Node.
The development is proposed in further three phases and is scheduled to be completed by 2020-21.
The industrial activities in SBIA are expected to generate nearly 1,50,000 direct and indirect jobs once the project is complete and fully functional in the next 15-18 years. It is estimated that SBIA will attract a residential population of about 300,000.