Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), a well-planned and one of its kind Greenfield smart industrial city is being developed across an area of 10,000 acres in Maharashtra as a part of Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and promoted by Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited (AITL), a special purpose vehicle and partnership between DMICDC (an agency of Government of India) and MIDC (the investment promotion and facilitation arm of the state government of Maharashtra).
The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is India`s most ambitious and one of the world's largest- infrastructure programme. Its goal is to develop new industrial cities as 'Smart Cities' and converge next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors. In the first phase, eight new cities are being created. With an estimated investment of US$100 billion, a high-tech industrial zone is planned, spread across six states.
Mr. Gajanan Patil, Jt. Managing Director, AURIC, said, “AURIC has attracted a record investment of Rs. 3,600 crore (Rs. 36 billion) in CY 2018 from investors. AURIC has allotted 52 plots comprising 507,164 sq. mt. Infrastructure packages of Rs. 7,947 crore (Rs. 79.47 bn) has been approved by the Government of India to help AURIC offer high-value, sustainable infrastructure that will support long-term economic vitality, a high quality of life, and a knowledge-based ecosystem with breakthrough innovation and efficiency. AURIC is expected to attract investment of Rs. 60,000-70,000 crore (Rs. 600-700 bn) from global players, which will generate employment for lakhs of people. The value of the output is expected to be exports of USD 11.6 billion and Industrial output of USD 46.2 bn”.
Investors include Hyosung Corporation of South Korea, the largest global spandex producer. Several global companies from the US, Europe, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have also been considering investments in AURIC – e.g. Fuji Silvertech Japan’s leading precast concrete manufacturing company. Companies closer home around AURIC include Skoda, Siemens, Bajaj, Johnson & Johnson, Crompton & Greaves, Perkins, Liebherr, Lupin, Endress + Hauser, Wockhardt & Endurance amongst others.
AURIC aims at offering high-value, sustainable infrastructure to support long-term economic vitality, a high quality of life, and a knowledge-based ecosystem with breakthrough innovation and efficiency. It is positioned to create over 150,000 jobs as employment along with housing for over 300,000 people including industrial workforce and their families while truly embracing the concept of live, work and play.
Besides a rail and highway network that connects the new city to major cities in India, AURIC is only 15 minutes away from the Aurangabad International Airport and provides direct flight connections to key hubs at Mumbai, Delhi and other Metro cities of India. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s dry port and container terminal at Jalna is only 40 kilometres away. This will give industries at AURIC an easy access to India’s largest sea port of the country – the JNPT.
AURIC is India’s 1st ‘Walk-to-Work’ Smart Industrial City. The concept of ‘Walk to work’ which encourages housing options, workplaces, and shopping centres, to be developed in the vicinity of each other, will be implemented. This concept also includes walkable streets and blocks and reachable public spaces. This new integrated industrial township will be a congregation of office spaces, residences, hotels, large & small format retail, hospitals, schools, parks, entertainment hubs and lots more. 60% of the total land has been utilized for industrial purposes, while 40% is for residential, commercial, institutions, open spaces and social-cultural amenities. Thus fueling tremendous economic growth and creating a thriving, vibrant community to live, work and play. To implement this vision, a state-of-the-art smart technology will be employed, infrastructure will focus on clean, reusable and recycling methodologies, and industrial growth will be encouraged in targeted areas to build upon the industrial success of the region.
The Future-ready Smart Industrial City will showcase Smart Governance features such as e-LMS (Land Management System) which is specially developed for AURIC. This is the first-of-its-kind system in the country in which land allotment has been made simpler and efficient with a vision of ensuring 100% digital and paperless transactions. AURIC will provide a high grade and cost-efficient power source, with a reduced carbon footprint and compact design. Operated out of a GIS substation with a SCADA system, residents are assured 24x7 reliable power with an underground cable for every plot and ICT enabled “Smart + Connected” City components including Fiber optic infrastructure, Public Wi-Fi, AURIC e-Governance and ERP (AEE), Surveillance system, Internet of Things (IoT) for utilities, Multi-Services digital kiosks, Environmental sensors, e-Education and e-Healthcare, Smart poles, Cloud hosting.