Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC)
The Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC) is a well planned industrial development project between India’s capital city, Delhi and Mumbai. For launching the project in 2006 the government of India has signed MoU with the government of Japan.
The project has received a major boost from India and Japan, due to an agreement to set up a project development fund with an initial size of ₹1,000 crore. It is one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects with an estimated value of US$90 billion.
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC)
Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) has been created between the Central Government (DMICDC Trust) and the State Government (DSIRDA) of Gujarat to implement the project Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC).
The States and Investment Regions
Spanning a commendable distance of 1483 kilomteres from the national capital Delhi to the financial capital Mumbai, the DMIC crosses six states namely Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Of these, most of the corridor length shall pass through the states of Rajasthan (39%) and Gujarat (38%).
The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) which spans about 1504 kilometers shall serve as DMIC’s backbone and be instrumental in enabling its logistics and transportation viability- elements that a manufacturing hub cannot survive without.
The corridors’ development shall be promoted and facilitated by Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC), a special purpose body.
The corridor includes 24 industrial regions and stretches over 8 key investment regions or smart cities (phase 1). Of these smart cities, Ahmadabad- Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region) is the first and largest one to be developed as a green ecosystem along with spectacular facilities. The other seven investment hubs constitute of:-
• Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh
• Manesar-Bawal IR in Haryana
• Jodhpur-Pali Marwara IA in Rajasthan
• Khushkhera- Bhiwadi- Neemrana IR in Rajasthan
• Pithampur- Dhar- Mhow IR in Madhya Pradesh
• Shendra- Bidkin IA in Maharashtra, and
• Dighi Port IA in Maharashtra
Other important projects on DMIC constitute of development of Dholera International Airport and the mega 5,000 MW solar plant in DSIR which shall serve as a great source for renewable energy in the region.