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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Commerce and Industry DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY & PROMOTION
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION N0. 2645 TO BE ANSWERED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2012 Setting up of Rail Based Industrial Corridors
2645. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to· state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government proposes to set up Rail based Industrial Corridors in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether similar industrial corridors are proposed to be set up in Karnataka; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (SHRI JYOTIRADITYA M. SC INDIA)
(a) & (b): The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is proposed to be developed along the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) of the Ministry of Railways. A Concept Note has been prepared by the Ministry of Urban Development for inclusive economic development along the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor of Railways.
(c) & (d): Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Study Team has conducted Preliminary Study for Comprehensive Integrated Master Plan for Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor. However, this is not a rail based industrial corridor.