Bhubaneswar: National Investment and Manufacturing Zone has been approved in Kalinganagar, Jajpur district in Odisha, informed Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry on Friday.
"The zone will provide conducive eco-system for world class manufacturing within the country," he tweeted.
As per the press release by Press Information Bureau, following steps are being undertaken steps for creation and upgradation of external infrastructure linkages.
- Paradip-Kalinganagar section improvement (Length-121 Kms): Upgradation from 2-lane carriageway to 6-lane carriageway of NH-200 between Chandikhole to KNIMZ and 4-lane carriageway to 6-lane carriageway of NH-5A between Chandikhole to Paradip Port are in progress.
- Expansion of NH53/200 in and around NIMZ: Improvement of the stretch Talcher-Duburi-Chandikhole to Four lane standard.
- Expansion of Brahmani River bridge: Initially it has been decided to upgrade existing 2 lanes bridge with 6 lane bridge to cater the traffic. This work has been included in the rehabilitation and upgradation work of Chandikhole to Duburi Section of NH200 to 4 lanes. Now, the existing 2-lane bridge is to be retained and new 3-lane bridge to be constructed on river Brahmani in the new carriageway as part of the scope of work.
- The road from Jajpur Road to Panikoili section of NH-215 has already been widened to 4-lane standard under 4 laning work of Panikoili- Rimuli Project section.
- A Broad Gauge railway line of 104.24 Km in State of Odisha, between Angul and Sukinda (Districts Angul&Jajpur respectively) is being constructed, which provides a direct link between iron-ore rich areas of Odisha (Joda- Barbil) to steel and sponge iron industries in Angul region and will also provide alternative route between coal mining belt of Talcher to coal based thermal power plant in Kalinganagar Industrial areas.
- The execution of Angul-Sukinda new line project is being done by a SPV named “Angul- Sukinda Railway Limited (ASRL)” under participative scheme of Ministry of Railways.
- To improve waterways connectivity between Kalinganagar and Paradeep and Dhamra Ports, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the development of National Waterway - 5 (including above stretches) in Odisha has been undertaken.
- Development of an Inland Water Transport (IWT) terminal in the south of NIMZ near Pankapal village has been planned to meet external infrastructure linkages requirement for NIMZ at Kalinganagar, Jajpur district in Odisha.
- Paradip Port has developed a new berth of capacity 5 MMTPA with Ancillary Facilities for handling clean cargo, including containers. The facilities at the Terminal include 450M Berth, paved storage area of about 1 Lakh SQM and a warehouse complex of 600M x 40M. This berth can be utilized by the industries in Kalinganagar Industrial Zone for export of their finished products.