In Maharashtra, the alignment of DFC passes through Dahanu Road, Virar, Vasai Road, Diva and terminates at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai, with about 18% of area of the state within the influence area of DMIC.

Based on the strengths of specific regions in the influence area, four development nodes have been identified in the influence area of DMIC. These include two investment regions and two industrial areas. Preliminary discussions with the State Government agencies also indicate that adequate land is available for the envisaged developments. Proposed project components in each of the nodes are discussed briefly hereafter:

. Node No.17: Dhule-Nardhana Investment Region
. Node No.18: Igatpuri-Nashik-Sinnar Investment Region
. Node No.19: Pune-Khed Industrial Area
. Node No.20: Industrial Area with Greenfield Port at Dighi
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  • Node-19: Pune-Khed Industrial Area
    Pune-Khed (along Pune-Nashik Road) Region located at a distance of 100-150km from the Dedicated Freight Corridor at Vasai Road. It also has direct access to JN Port and Mumbai Port via Karjat-Panvel and Karjat-Kalyan. Prominent industrial sectors in Pune include automobile, engineering goods, chemicals, consumer durables and IT/ITES. It also has high concentration of wine and grape processing industries.

    Advantages:

    . Proximity to the major urban centre as Pune.
    . Pune is one the fast growing metropolitan centre with the thrust in Information Technology, Automobile/ Service Industries
    . Served by NH-4 and NH-50. Widening and Strengthening of NH-4 to four lane dual carriageway is completed with an Expressway between Mumbai and Pune (93km) whereas NH-50 has two-lane carriageway configuration.
    . Pune district has significant agricultural base that produces Grapes. These grapes are being exported to Middle East, UK, Holland, Germany and SAARC Countries.
    . Pune City, with population above 3.7 Mn as per 2001 Census, will receive INR 6072 Crore for urban infrastructure improvement under JNNURM Scheme. These funds would be disbursed over a period of five years.

    Proposed Components:

    . Export-oriented Industrial Units/ SEZ: This region has the potential for Engineering, Automobile, Electronics & Information Technology.
    . Augmentation of Existing Industrial Estates: As part of development of the existing industrial areas, augmentations of two industrial areas near Pune (Chakan and Khed) are considered for implementation under DMIC.
    . Integrated Agro/Food Processing Zone: To take advantage of inherent strengths of the region for Grapes and Wine Production in Pune district, it is envisaged that an Integrated Agro/Food Processing Zone with horticulture market will be developed as part of the Pune-Khed Industrial Area.
    . Knowledge Hub/Skill Development Centre: To support the engineering, automobile, wine production/ agro-processing sectors, a Knowledge Hub/skill up gradation center is proposed to be developed with integrated infrastructure facilities.
    . Integrated Logistics Hub: Pune-Khed Region will also include development of Integrated Logistics Hub with multi-modal logistics infrastructure and value added services.
    . Integrated Township: This region would be provided with integrated township with residential, institutional, commercial and leisure/recreation infrastructure which could be dovetailed to requirements of specific investor groups/ countries.
    . Development of Pune International Airport: it is envisaged that DMIC will take in to consideration the development plan being prepared for Pune International Airport and facilitate provision of requisite funding for viable implementation.
    . Feeder Road Links: Development of feeder road linkages connecting the identified industrial area with NHDP,

    Hinterlands, inter alia, includes following development proposals :

    - Provision of connectivity to NH-50 (Pune- Nashik/Sinnar), NH-4 (Chennai) and NH-9 (Hyderabad/Vijayawada).
    - Widening and Strengthening of NH-50 to four-lane dual carriageway.
    - Augmentation of Pune-Ahmed Nagar Link.
    - Development of requisite grade separators/flyovers/interchanges and underpasses along the National Highways/ State Highways and access roads for uninterrupted freight and passenger movement to the region would also be included in the development of feeder links.
    . Feeder Rail Links:
    - A high speed rail link is already available between Mumbai and Pune
    - It is further recommended that Vasai Road-Karjat-Pune BG Link be upgraded to the standards of Dedicated Freight Corridor (high speed and high axle load double/triple stacked container trains) so as to enable movement of double stacked high speed container trains between JN Port, Pune and to cater to other traffic to/from Ahmedabad and Delhi side. These developments are expected to contribute enormous benefits to the Port / Hinterland Traffic from Pune Region.
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  • Thanks for this Baruch.
    But can we first complete DP road in Pune.
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  • DMIC will come in full execution mode once Modi comes...even current government wanted to push this project big time in last 5-6 months

    but all this too long term gyan and can easily take another 5-6 years to even have first real result coming out
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch


    Proposed Components:

    . Export-oriented Industrial Units/ SEZ: This region has the potential for Engineering, Automobile, Electronics & Information Technology.
    . Augmentation of Existing Industrial Estates: As part of development of the existing industrial areas, augmentations of two industrial areas near Pune (Chakan and Khed) are considered for implementation under DMIC.
    . Integrated Agro/Food Processing Zone: To take advantage of inherent strengths of the region for Grapes and Wine Production in Pune district, it is envisaged that an Integrated Agro/Food Processing Zone with horticulture market will be developed as part of the Pune-Khed Industrial Area.
    . Knowledge Hub/Skill Development Centre: To support the engineering, automobile, wine production/ agro-processing sectors, a Knowledge Hub/skill up gradation center is proposed to be developed with integrated infrastructure facilities.
    . Integrated Logistics Hub: Pune-Khed Region will also include development of Integrated Logistics Hub with multi-modal logistics infrastructure and value added services.
    . Integrated Township: This region would be provided with integrated township with residential, institutional, commercial and leisure/recreation infrastructure which could be dovetailed to requirements of specific investor groups/ countries.
    . Development of Pune International Airport: it is envisaged that DMIC will take in to consideration the development plan being prepared for Pune International Airport and facilitate provision of requisite funding for viable implementation.
    . Feeder Road Links: Development of feeder road linkages connecting the identified industrial area with NHDP,



    what are the tentative completion dates for these?

    Not to burst the development bubble but some of these look way too optimistic. Like the Pune international Airport! The New Bombay international airport has been in the works when I was reading Champak and Chandamama. Sadly, Pune international airport is not something which I think most of us will see in our lifetimes!!!

    The only way to achieve this is the way China does. If you go about negotiating with each and every individual stakeholder involved in the project, its never going to happen!!!
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  • Considering how Ring Road project,Metro and also airport projects are being dynamically handled by the administration,we should be very hopeful that this project will be dealt with equally in dynamic manner befitting international standards.
    I can see that this will be used to proclaim more RE projects and predict 100 % increase in rates by the time project is complete.
    Good investment opportunity for highly optimistic people.
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  • another reason for cribbing for pessimist people....

    by the way...real money in RE is never made in flats but in land.... that too when you can get timing right...once a project gets started...land prices in remote location can see 10 fold jump in no time

    article here was not a purchase recommendation....but still its relevant to know what are potential drivers of growth in and around Pune or even Pan India

    DMIC is the buzzword...you will hear more and more in next 3-4 years
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  • ""another reason for cribbing for pessimist people...""
    Baruch,
    I am not being intentionaly pessimsit but being realisitic about our project completion ability.
    I agree that we must know future development programmes but I am telling that a dose of realism should be used while understanding future progress.
    I equally understand there was no recomendation for purchase.It was only information article.
    I only remember how many people tried to buy flats etc in Chakan thinking airport is to come up there.
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch
    another reason for cribbing for pessimist people....

    by the way...real money in RE is never made in flats but in land.... that too when you can get timing right...once a project gets started...land prices in remote location can see 10 fold jump in no time

    article here was not a purchase recommendation....but still its relevant to know what are potential drivers of growth in and around Pune or even Pan India

    DMIC is the buzzword...you will hear more and more in next 3-4 years



    DMIC WILL be great when it will ready
    But it is very slow

    i think it is not good for short term as u said 3 or 4 years but it is very long term investment say 7 to 10 years

    Vasai Road is Main junction of DMIC in Maharashtra

    out of 4 investment region in Maharashtra main advantage will go to
    Node No.18: Igatpuri-Nashik-Sinnar Investment Region

    Thanks
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  • "DMIC WILL be great when it will ready""
    Abhay,
    The idea is good,but when will it be ready is the main point
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch
    DMIC will come in full execution mode once Modi comes...even current government wanted to push this project big time in last 5-6 months

    This is not the case for the simple reason that LAND acquisition is state subject & not central. For this, you need permission of UP Govt headed by SP, then comes RJ, GJ is fine & then comes Maharashtra where you know how things are messed up.

    Man, here land is not used as investment but for blackmail & political gains than development.
    If you go a bit in past, kindly see where does the highly talked about GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL is today which was started when Vajpayee was PM in early 2000. It has been over 13 years & still nowhere this is seen.

    And please don't call me pessimist. This is being realist. One can hope for something only after land acquisition is complete & this process will take another few years that too if all goes fine.
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    This is not the case for the simple reason that LAND acquisition is state subject & not central. For this, you need permission of UP Govt headed by SP, then comes RJ, GJ is fine & then comes Maharashtra where you know how things are messed up.

    Man, here land is not used as investment but for blackmail & political gains than development.
    If you go a bit in past, kindly see where does the highly talked about GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL is today which was started when Vajpayee was PM in early 2000. It has been over 13 years & still nowhere this is seen.

    And please don't call me pessimist. This is being realist. One can hope for something only after land acquisition is complete & this process will take another few years that too if all goes fine.


    You are again making a mistake of taking such strong call on right at the start of a major project...these threads are here to stay and might as well become sticky ....you will rue how wrong you were few years down the line

    Modi wave is going to be totally manufacturing focused as that's easy pick for India ( services export competitiveness is basically an auto-pilot mode supported by weak currency play...that means only quick bangs can be done via manufacturing)....if that happens DMIC is the project to track

    By the way one should also appreciate Abe and Modi's friendship...Japan is a manufacturing behemoth...they are also one of the key stakeholders of DMIC...their firms would like to use India as their new manufacturing hub ( specially givenlast few year's acrimony with China)...this make both economic and geo-political sense
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  • Originally Posted by Baruch
    You are again making a mistake of taking such strong call on right at the start of a major project...these threads are here to stay and might as well become sticky ....you will rue how wrong you were few years down the line

    Let me admit one thing. On this case if I am proved wrong, I will be the most happy person on this forum for the simple reason that something good is happening in country in terms of large scale infra development. :)

    Our company is member of USIBC. When nuclear deal was through, lot of expectation was there but nothing much materialised on ground.

    What I know is Japan is very sincere about its commitment towards investment in India & this has more to do with their ageing population than anything else. In coming years, it is going to be very easy for well qualified Indians to get Japanese citizenship if they decide to work locally.

    Problem with all this is the red tapism & powerful regional political parties.

    Remember the story which I had put up here last year where an Indian billionaire (based abroad) wanted to contribute to his village in India by building schools & hospitals & was going to invest over INR 3,300 Cr then but chaps in Delhi demanded 300 Cr as cut (donation towards a Christian organisation who spreads Christianity & has Italian as its unofficial head who stays on plot no. 10) for clearance in FEMA & other clearances from Fin min. Finally, he dropped the idea altogether.

    Modi wave is going to be totally manufacturing focused as that's easy pick for India ( services export competitiveness is basically an auto-pilot mode supported by weak currency play...that means only quick bangs can be done via manufacturing)....if that happens DMIC is the project to track

    The current state is so bad that even if INR falls to 100 to US$, nothing will help in terms of exports. Just see the latest IIP figs man.

    By the way one should also appreciate Abe and Modi's friendship...Japan is a manufacturing behemoth...they are also one of the key stakeholders of DMIC...their firms would like to use India as their new manufacturing hub ( specially givenlast few year's acrimony with China)...this make both economic and geo-political sense

    All this looks good on paper. Now think practically :-

    Will DMIC get completed in 5 years ? If not, what is guarantee that Modi will be PM in 2019 ?
    What about land acquisition which is state subject. Here, the Pune airports gets shifted from one place to another 5 times till date & still there is no clarity where it will be, & that too if it actually materialises.

    What is Abe looses next elections ?? See this :-

    Abe to restore nuclear plant, 60% of Japanese oppose

    Abe to restore nuclear plant, 60% of Japanese oppose CCTV News - CNTV English

    With new land acquisition bill passed last year, the Govt needs to pay 4 times the market rate. This law was not there when DMIC was conceptualised. Now calculate, how much money shall be spent only on land acquisition.

    Frankly, I would have placed my bets on DMIC had it been done in China but in India, we should first learn to complete building 2 km road on time before doing something like DMIC.

    Anyways, it is better to first see election results, & if Modi becomes PM, wait for 1 year & then see how this shapes up. We can discuss it in more depth then as atleast primary things shall be set in order.
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    Let me admit one thing.
    The current state is so bad that even if INR falls to 100 to US$, nothing will help in terms of exports. Just see the latest IIP figs man.
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    Agree with most of your assertions but please appeeciate difference between Exports and IIP before commenting on macro fundamentals

    In fact last 6 months we have seen 10% yoy growth in experts while IIP is flat

    We at 65 become very competitive to most of south East Asian countries as well as china

    Agree with most of your assertions but please appeeciate difference between Exports and IIP before commenting on macro fundamentals

    In fact last 6 months we have seen 10% yoy growth in experts while IIP is flat

    We at 65 become very competitive to most of south East Asian countries as well as china

    Agree with most of your assertions but please appeeciate difference between Exports and IIP before commenting on macro fundamentals

    In fact last 6 months we have seen 10% yoy growth in experts while IIP is flat

    We at 65 become very competitive to most of south East Asian countries as well as china

    Agree with most of your assertions but please appeeciate difference between Exports and IIP before commenting on macro fundamentals

    In fact last 6 months we have seen 10% yoy growth in experts while IIP is flat

    We at 65 become very competitive to most of south East Asian countries as well as china
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  • Accountability is the bane of this great country. Modi is a good administrator

    who keeps a very tight leash of his employees. If only he could deal with the Godhra

    accountability and keep such a leash on his fringe groups, can one expect any thing great.

    Methinks, a period a chaos is good to cleanse the politics, and provide a shock

    treatment for a deteriorating system. The new party was perhaps waiting to happen,

    and might be the only hope for our country.
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