Earlier, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that the IITGNL and MMTLH model of Greater Noida will give a new dimension to development in the region as they are expected to generate employment opportunities for about one lakh people. The CM was at Gorakhpur during the virtual presentation made by Narendra Bhooshan, CEO of Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) on both projects in the presence of industry minister Satish Mahana in Lucknow today.
“During the prime minister’s speech on Gati Shakti Yojna launch today, the only specific thing he praised was the Integrated Industrial township of Greater Noida (IITGNL) for its ‘plug and play’ infrastructure. The Prime Minister said that the plug and play infrastructure in Greater Noida IITGNL reflects the working approach of the Government and is a classic example of Gati Shakti Yojana which is an effort to provide such facilities to the industries of the country which are equipped with plug and play infrastructure. We are overjoyed at this acknowledgment and laud all those who were involved in making this a reality,” said Narendra Bhooshan CEO GNIDA.
‘Plug and play’ concept normally refers to ready facilities in terms of building, power, water, sewage connectivity, road connectivity, besides other basic things including clearances in hand which are all required to start an industry set up. In a plug and play concept, ready to use sheds of single or multi-storey roof covered structures in the form of buildings, are provided for the industry to start operations.
Such a concept facilitates global as well as domestic investors who can just set up their operations and start production/working. “In his speech, the PM said that a township with plug and play infrastructure is being prepared in Greater Noida whereas ports of Eastern and Western India are being linked to the township through a dedicated freight corridor. This is the upcoming multimodal logistics hub (MMTLH) which will have a state-of-the-art railway terminal, state and inter-state bus stand, metro connectivity and can be the Mass Rapid Transit System of near future,” said Bhooshan.
While IITGNL is a joint venture between the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and GNIDA, it is set up in an area of 750 acres. “It is one of the smartest townships in the country. An automated waste plant has been installed in it. The waste from each plot will reach the plant through pipes and will be processed into compost. Points are given for each plant. Except for drinking water, the remaining requirement will be met from treated water from 137 MLD STP located at Kasna. Facilities like cycle to work, 24 hours electricity, LED lights are available in this township which will also be equipped with CCTV and an integrated control room for security,” said Bhooshan who adds that already five big companies are setting up their plants in this township. These include Haier Electronics, Formi Mobiles, Satkriti Infotainment, Chenfeng (LED company) and J World Electronics. “These companies are investing more than Rs 3,700 crore and will give employment to about 10 thousand youth,” said Bhooshan.
Meanwhile, MMTLH in collaboration with the Government of India is coming up on 478 hectares of land around Bodaki in Greater Noida. Under this project, a railway terminal, inter-state and local bus stand and metro connectivity will be developed near Bodaki. After the construction of the rail terminal, most of the trains going to the east will run from here. “Efforts are being made to make these three facilities of transport (railway station, bus stand and metro station) more accessible for the passengers. In view of this, it has been decided to make Sky Walk (traveller) so that railway station, bus stand and metro station can be connected with each other,” said Bhooshan.
Once ready, MMTLH will facilitate the movement of industrial goods from Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway region in one and half days to places like Mumbai, Gujarat etc. instead of the current five days. “The logistics hub will also be connected to the Dedicated Freight Corridor passing through Dadri which will also have facilities for warehouses close by. The project will be ready in five years,” said Bhooshan.