Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur
An airport project for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport,Nagpur. It is the biggest economical development project currently underway in India in terms of investment. The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur and convert the present airport into a major cargo hub with integrated road and rail connectivity.
The existing airport of 400 hectares would be expanded to 1364 hectares. The project consists of widening and extending the present runway (3200 meters x 45 meters) to (3600 meters x 45 meters) to meet international standards. Also it will have provision for a similar runway (4000 x 60 m) in the future. The airport will have parking space for 50 aircraft at any time with 50 additional bays at fringe areas. An airport terminal building in semi-circular shape with conductive weather dynamics will have total area of 3,000,000 sq ft (280,000 m2).
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (SEZ):
A new SEZ of 2086 hectares, largest multi-product SEZ in India, would be built alongside the airport. Out of 2086 hectares, 1472 hectares would be used by various processing units to be set-up and remaining 614 hectares for service sector units. Like all SEZs it will have financial incentives and soft taxation policy to attract investment.
Central Facility Building will have administrative offices of various government departments working for MIHAN project and main office of Development Commissioner of MIHAN. It will also have other government offices like post office, Customs and excise office. The total area of CFB would be 22,200 sq ft (2,060 m2) and it would located at main entrance of SEZ. Building will have 3 main blocks and 2 small blocks connecting the main blocks. Thus it will resemble “W” in elevation.State government’s Maharashtra Airport Development Company(MADC) is formed in joint partnerships with equal shares from City and Industrial Development Corporation(CIDCO), Nagpur Improvement Trust(NIT), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Maharastra State Road Transport Corporation(MSRTC) and Nagpur Municipal Corporation(NMC). Singapore Changi Airport have been selected as the consultants for the project. Indian Air Force(IAF) is also going to come up with its own Gajraj project alongside MIHAN. Indian Railways would have new station coming up near MIHAN to connect cargo hub with countries rail network. MADC would later play a larger role in Maharashtra for airports not owned by AAI and IAF. CIDCO has been selected as it had successfully formed the CIDCO city near Mumbai. As the project progresses, Nagpur will see an influx of migrants adding to city’s population.
Infrastructure Undertaken for MIHAN:
- Network of 6, 4 & 3 lane roads, work started at cost Rs. 150 Crores
- State-of-the Art Telecommunication
- Dual water (Domestic & Non-domestic) supply
- system with capacity of 100mld
- Sewage & storm water drainage disposal system (Singapore Pattern)
- 125 MW Power plant expandable to 225 MW
- Residential areas
- Golf course
- Fast track approvals by MADC
- No war zone-located at least 1000km away from any international border
MIHAN project is supported by the following development:
- International Airport
- Special Economic Zone
- IT Park Health City
- Manufacturing Units
- Captive Power Plant
- Rail Road Terminal
- International School
Leading IT companies and other industrial and manufacturing companies have already booked the land in MIHAN, SEZ. Some of them are:
- Tata Consultancy Services
- TechMahindra Pvt. Ltd.
- Wipro Pvt. Ltd.
- Shapoorji Pallonji & Co.
- L & T Infocity
- L & T