Chennai Bangalore Industrial Corridor
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The Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor Project is an upcoming mega infrastructure project of Government of India. The corridor plans to come up along Chennai, Sriperumbudur, Ponnapanthangal, Ranipet, Chittoor, Bangarupalem, Palamaner, Bangarpet, Hoskote and Bangalore. It is expected to boost commerce between south India and east Asia by enabling quicker movement of goods from these places to the Chennai and Ennore ports.
It is one of the five industrial corridors coming up in India under the aegis of National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).
In his Budget speech, finance minister of India said the project with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be developed in collaboration with the governments of three southern states. The Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor is being modeled along the $100 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
Two major backbone infrastructure projects are planned for the corridor, upgrading both the road and rail connectivity. These are Bangalore - Chennai Expressway and Bangalore - Chennai Dedicated Freight Corridor.
Node 1 : Ponneri (Tamil Nadu)Edit
A Comprehensive Integrated Regional Master Plan for Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor Final Report has been prepared by JICA. A detailed Master Plan for Ponneri Node has also been prepared by JICA.
Node 2 & 3 : Tumakuru (Karnataka) & Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)Edit
The Karnataka government has proposed to extend this corridor to Mangalore and reposition this corridor as a west seaport to east seaport connectivity corridor. A new proposal has been put forward where the Corridor will have two seaports at the extreme ends and three international airports on the way, with manufacturing industries setup in between. Mangalore has India's biggest Petrochemical complex, international air cargo facility, international airport, major seaport and located in an area which boasts of having highest literacy rate in India. Mangalore can be major export hub for Japanese companies for exports to countries in Africa and West Asia.
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