Industrial township to come up in Rudrapur soon
Rudrapur: With an eye on the upcoming Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata industrial corridor, the Uttarakhand government is planning to come up with an industrial township in Rudrapur.
Under the scheme, 60% of the land in the township would be allotted to multi-purpose industries and the rest would be for commercial, residential and institutional development.
Two land patches of 1,000 acres and 1,500 acres have been earmarked in Khurpiya and Parag farm respectively. Decks have been cleared for transfer of the 1,000-acre plot in Khurpiya to State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL). Now, cabinet clearance is awaited.
The Amritsar-Kolkata industrial corridor would pass through seven states, including Uttarakhand. The state government is focusing on developing a patch of land in Udham Singh Nagar as one of its best industrial junction as it falls in the convergence of the national corridor. A properly built township would lend greater economic value to the entire state.
As per sources, the process to acquire the 1,500 acres of land in Parag farm is moving at a slow pace as the district administration is yet to finalize its proposal and send it to the state government for further action.
Development of the integrated township would be done under the aegis of two separate departments. “Uttarakhand Housing and Urban Development Authority (UHUDA) and SIDCUL will jointly develop the Integrated Industrial Township. As UHUDA’s expertise lies in developing townships, SIDCUL is responsible for industrial development. As of now, we are waiting for final patches of land to be transferred to SIDCUL so that a masterplan could be made,” said R. Rajesh Kumar, MD, SIDCUL.