Six new GIDC estates to come up in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar

The state government is planning to set up three new industrial estates around Ahmedabad and another three on the outskirts of Gandhinagar, all to be developed by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). Industrial parks around Ahmedabad are also on the cards.

Sources in the state industrial department said the three new GIDC estates in Ahmedabad district will be at Bor and Hirapur villages in Sanand taluka, Hansalpur village in Mandal taluka and near Vasna Chacharvadi village on the border of Daskroi, Dholka and Bavala talukas.

In Gandhinagar district, estates have been planned at Titoda village and Moti Siholi-Dhanap, at Mahudhara village of Gandhinagar taluka and at Santej village of Kalol taluka.

The state government has already started land acquisition for all the six estates. Land acquisition in Sanand taluka is in advanced stage. Government plans to acquire 2,442 hectares in Sanand taluka, 496 hectares in Mandal taluka and 2,298 hectares in Daskroi, Dholka and Bavala talukas.

In Gandhinagar, the government plans to acquire 48 hectares in Titoda village and 62 hectares each in Moti Siholi-Dhanap and Mahudhara villages.

Government has already acquired 961 hectares in Sanand taluka and 260.86 hectares in Mandal taluka, sources said.

The GIDC has proposed to acquire about 31,241 hectares of land during fiscal year 2010-11. It has already worked out details for 10,117 hectares.

As per GIDC's annual financial statement for 2010-2011, the total cost of acquisition is estimated to be Rs 1271.98 crore.

Of the 10,117 hectares of land already identified by the GIDC, 7,000 hectares are for Dahej estates and 1,000 hectares each for Khergam and Vagra Vilayat estates. Apart from this, around Rs 508.27 crore would be spent in 2010-11 for creating infrastructure in different industrial estates.

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