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Last Updated : Sep 02, 2016 07:29 PM IST | Source: PTI

Paradip to be developed as world-class smart port city: Govt

"The rationale behind developing Paradip as a smart city is that Paradip already has a major port and with strong mineral resource presence in the region... these factors will make Paradip a hub for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)," the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.


Government today said it will develop Paradip as a world class smart industrial port city on public private partnership (PPP) mode.


"The rationale behind developing Paradip as a smart city is that Paradip already has a major port and with strong mineral resource presence in the region... these factors will make Paradip a hub for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)," the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.


It said the on-going Sagarmala programme and the expansion plan of the outer harbor will only increase port traffic.


"The smart city at Paradip will be built on a PPP basis and it will have multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs), industrial parks, residential and commercial areas, water management system, waste recycling centre and creek development programme for tourism," it said.


"The proposed smart city will be spread across 6727.17 acres, out of which 1,652 acres will dedicated to the residential area, whereas 1,950 acres and 3,115.17 acres will be dedicated to industrial area and custom bound area, respectively," the statement said.


The greening and road beautification works worth Rs 6 crore are already underway.


The smart city will also have a Rs 160 crore Solar Energy Park of 20 MW spread over 90 acres, out of which 10 MW is proposed to be completed by March 2017 and the rest by December 2017.


The proposed smart city will also have dedicated drinking water supply lines and a very efficient drainage system, the statement, said adding the road network will have dedicated lines for township and port.

The slums, which are currently scattered over 155 acres, will be rehabilitated through Pradhanmantri Awaas Yojana, it said.

First Published on Sep 2, 2016 06:56 pm
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