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DSIIDC improves facilities at two major industrial clusters

NEW DELHI: Delhi Government's premier infrastructure development agency DSIIDChas improved basic facilities at two major industrial clusters in the capital at a total cost of Rs 187 crore.

The infrastructure development works at
Bawana and Narela industrial clusters were undertaken by DSIIDC (Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation LtdBSE 5.00 %) as per government's policy to offer better environment to the entrepreneurs for sustained industrial growth. 

The Government had sanctioned Rs 130 crore for infrastructure development at Narela industrial cluster while Rs 57 crore was given for improving basic facilities at Bawana. 

The Bawana and Narela industrial areas are spread over 1,922 acres and 612 acres respectively. The Bawana industrial area has 16,312 industrial units while Narela has 3,000 industries. 

"The re-development and up-grading of infrastructure at the Bawana and Narela industrial areas is almost complete," said an official of DSIIDC. The project was sanctioned on PPP mode in 2011. 

Describing as "world class" the quality of infrastructure being put in place at the two industrial clusters, Industry Minister Haroon Yusuf said government was committed to take every possible step to spur industrial growth in the city. 

The infrastructure developed in the two clusters as part of the project included laying of roads, drains, sewage network, water distribution lines. Horticulture work has also been undertaken in both the industrial estates. 

"The concessionaire responsible for redevelopment and up-grade shall maintain the services of these areas for another 13 years after construction," said the DSIIDC official. 

DSIIDC has also started upgrading infrastructure at Patparganj and Okhla Phase III industrial areas. 

The cost of the project in Patparganj industrial cluster is Rs 9.40 crore while in Okhla Phase III, it is around Rs 6.54 crore. Both the projects will be completed within next six months. 

The Patparganj industrial area, which was planned and commissioned in 1992, has 609 industrial units engaged in manufacturing surgical goods, metal processing, dyeing, electro plating, rolling and other high manufacturing sector. 

On the other hand, Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, which is one of the oldest industrial areas in the city, has about 260 industrial units.