WHY KDI GOLF LINKS JAIPUR ON NH-11A
The alignment of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) in Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) -Rajasthan passes through Phulera-Ajmer-Marwar, covering 58 per cent area of the state. Rich in agriculture and mineral base, the state of Rajasthan has key industrial sectors including cement, building stones, gypsum, gems and jewellery, chemical, food processing and textiles. The emerging sectors in the area also comprise of IT/ITES, auto components and knowledge hubs. Based on the strengths of specific regions across the state, five development nodes are identified in the influence area of DMIC, which consists of two investment regions and three industrial areas. Preliminary discussions with the State-Government agencies also indicate that adequate land is available for the above developments. These nodes are:
Node No.7: Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region
Node No.8: Jaipur-Dausa Industrial Region
Node No.9: Ajmer-Kishangarh Investment Region
Node No.10: Rajsamand- Bhilwara Industrial Area
Node No.11: Pali- marwar Industrial Area
The proposed components in the nodes that are relevant for the growth prospect of KDI Golf Links are discussed below:
Node-7: Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region
Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region, in North-Eastern Rajasthan, would be located within 50 kms from the alignment of Dedicated Freight Corridor. This region falls under the National Capital Region of Delhi, and is located, close to the National Highway No.8, which forms part of the Golden Quadrilateral. Rajasthan has laid out ambitious plans for the region by developing a Global City, to be spread over 40,000 acres, between Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror, expected to cater to 1 million population. Detailed master planning is being carried out for the project.
• Located at a distance of 107 kms from Delhi.
• Availability of huge chunks of land at comparatively lower prices
• Potential industry sectors including automobile, biotechnology, IT/ITES and health.
• Proximity to the Golden Quadrilateral, NH-8 and the DFC would provide value-addition to investors
• Good connectivity through Delhi International Airport, besides an independent airport complex id being proposed in the region.
• State government has already identified and designated land for developing the region as the Golden City.
Node-8: Jaipur-Dausa Industrial Area
Jaipur-Dausa Industrial Area would be located within 50-100 kms from Phulera, an important junction on DFC. Government of Rajasthan is considering development of a Growth Pole at Sikandra and has initiated the study for preparation of the detailed project report. Growth Pole will cater to multi-sectoral clusters as stone, carpet, leather and dairy and will cover an area of 1250 sq km and 350 villages.
• The area is connected by NH-11, which is being widened to a four-lane dual carriageway.
• Proposed broad gauge rain linkage between Jaipur and Agra, improving connectivity.
• Availability of huge chunks of land at comparatively lower prices, owing to the under development of the area despite huge potential
• It will cater to the export-import requirements at Sikandara Growth Pole
• Jaipur Airport will offer air connectivity to the proposed area.
New Jaipur airport overcomes 150-km rule:
According to Business Standard issue dated May 03, 2013, a proposed airport near Jaipur could become the country’s first to come up within 150 km of an existing one, and overcome the government’s stated policy of not allowing more airports within that range. The proposed airport is to come up at Viratnagar, 63 kms from Jaipur and 167 kms from the Delhi airport. It got the approval as the existing airport is constrained to expand, and is likely to be saturated by 2013-14. This is despite a new terminal it added recently.
The existing Jaipur airport is one of the fastest growing in the country, and has recorded almost five-fold growth in passenger traffic in the last five years. The airport is flanked by National Highway 24 on one side and residential colonies on the other.
The new airport will use its location to position itself as a multi-modal logistics hub with a key focus on cargo. The airport (to come up at a site near Sahapura, on the Delhi-Jaipur highway) will be flanked by the dedicated freight corridor (DFC) on one side and the National Highway 8, on the other. The airport also plans to leverage its location on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), which will be developed as a model industrial corridor within a band of 150-200 km of the western dedicated freight corridor.
The new Jaipur airport could also be India’s first no-frills airport that could offer faster landing, lower parking charges, and lower refuelling charges as Rajasthan charges only 4 per cent sales tax on aviation turbine fuel. Typically, cargo airports can be 40-60 percent cheaper to build than those meant for passengers.