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February 19th, 2012, 12:20 AM
Lets use this thread to track investments, projects and developments from Bharuch District
The most Industrialised district of Indias most Industrialised state. Bharuch is witnessing massive investments and development as it falls on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, is home to Western Indias first PCPIR at Dahej, as well as the Govt of Gujarats proposed special investment region at Aliya Bet.
Major Industrial locations of Bharuch District
Located on the banks of the Narmada river, Bharuch was a major trading centre as far back as the 1st century, it continued to grow and flourish until the 17th century, when it started falling into decline due to the development of Bombay as the premier port of Western India.
In more recent times, discovery of natural gas reserves and the subsequent establishment of GIDC Industrial estates at Ankleshwar, Jhagadiya, Vilayat, Panoli and massive development at the Port and SEZ of Dahej look set to help this region regain its former glory.
Bharuch-Dahej Private Railway (completed) link (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-12-03/surat/30471469_1_broad-gauge-dahej-bharuch-goods-train)
Dahej SEZ & PCPIR (see post #2)
GIDC Estates at Ankleshwar, Jhagadiya, Vilayat, Panoli
Major upcoming projects
Western Dedicated Freight Corridor
Bharuch-Ankleshwar Twin-City project
Aliya Bet SIR
Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Project link (http://deshgujarat.com/2012/01/25/dahej-ghogha-ro-ro-ferry-project-kicks-off-todayhave-a-look-at-details-of-the-peoject-with-pictures-and-maps/)
Ankleshwar Airport (proposed)
Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway link (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-30/surat/31005046_1_ahmedabad-vadodara-expressway-expressway-work-vadodara-and-mumbai)
Hitachi-Hyflux-Itochu: Asias largest Desalination plant, 75million gallons/day Rs 2000 Cr link (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-15/vadodara/31196595_1_narmada-waters-desalination-narmada-main-canal)
February 19th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Dahej SEZ & PCPIR
PCPIR stands for "Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region", estimated to attract investments totalling 60,000 Cr in total, major anchor tenant OPAL are setting up alongside existing major industrial players which include Reliance, Birla and BASF. The PCPIR looks to be provide an ideal environment for downstream and upstream Petro related industries.
Dahej PCPIR overview link (pdf) (http://gujaratpcpir.org/SIRs/PCPIR.pdf)
453 sq km
Rs 90,000 Cr Investment already committed
Dahej-Bharuch purpose built rail line to connect with national rail
Dahej-Bharuch 4-lane highway to be upgraded to 6-lane
33MGD raw water from Narmada
Existing employment 13,220 direct jobs, 46270 indirect jobs
Expected employment, additional 30,000 direct, 90,000 indirect jobs
Major Projects U/C
OPAL (ONGC) Petrochemical Complex, Rs 12500 Cr link (http://www.opalindia.in/aboutus.htm)
Adani Power 2640MW Coal-Based Power Plant Rs 8810 Cr link (http://www.adanipower.com/Business/PowerGeneration.html)
GSFC Fertiliser/Petrochemicals Plant 8000 Cr link (http://www.livemint.com/2011/03/09211216/GSFC-plans-to-replace-ageing-V.html?atype=tp)
Torrent Power 1200MW Gas-Based Power Plant Rs 6000 Cr link (http://www.torrentpower.com/b_areas/business_areas_1200mw-dgen-mpp.php)
LNG Petronet expansion to 15mtpa, Rs 3000 Cr link (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/stock-insight/article2723736.ece)
Oil & Gas (Red)
1. LNG Petronet 10 MMTPA LNG Terminal link (http://www.petronetlng.com/Dahej_LNG_Terminal.aspx)
2. ONGC C2+ Extraction unit link (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/petronet-to-buy-10-in-dahej-project/374071/)
Engineering (Sky Blue)
1. ABG Shipyard Shipbuilding link (http://www.abgindia.com/future2.htm)
2. ISGEC Heavy Engineering link (http://www.isgec.com/ba-ppe-manufacturing-dahej.asp?lk=infra2)
3. Roxul-Rockwool Insulation Products link (http://www.moneycontrol.com/news-topic/dahej/video-narendra-modis-speech-inaugurating-roxul-rockwool-plant-at-dahej-sez_efby_f6IMjs.html)
4. Sarju Impex CNG Cylinders link (http://www.sarjuimpex.com/location.html)
5. Welspun Pipes link (http://www.welspunpipes.com/content.asp?Submenu=Y&MenuID=3&SubmenuID=8)
1. GCTCPL (various chemicals) link (http://www.gcptcl.com/facilities-onshore.html)
2. Rallis India (Tata Group) Fertilisers, Pesticides link (http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_rallis-to-commission-dahej-facility-by-next-month_1495883)
3. Reliance Industries (Various Plastics, Polymers, Fibres)link (http://www.ril.com/html/aboutus/manufact_dahej.html)
4. BASF link (http://www.india.basf.com/apex/India/India/en/content/aboutUs/aboutUs_BASFinIndia_KeyProductionSites)
5. Gujarat Fluorochemicals link (http://www.gfl.co.in/ptfe.htm)
6. Gujarat Alkalies link (http://www.gujaratalkalies.com/new/profile.htm)
7. DIC Fine Chemicals link (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/state-govt-puts-dahej-sez-in-top-gear/534544/0)
8. Pidilite Industries (Adhesives) 450 Cr link (http://news.oneindia.in/2007/11/05/pidilite-ind-to-invest-rs-450-cr-for-new-unit-1194262886.html )
9. Indofil Organics link (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/indofil-organic-plans-rs-130-crore-capex/334011/)
10. Meghmani Finechem (Chlor Alkalies)link (http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-chemical-dye-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=77807)
12. Meghmani Organics (Pesticides/Herbicides) link (http://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail---2879.htm)
13. Panama Petrochem link (http://www.panamapetro.com/loc_Plants.html)
1. Hindalco (Birla Copper) link (http://www.hindalco.com/about_us/overview.htm)
500000 Tpa (Largest Copper smelter in World) + Township
1. Meghmani Unichem (Paracetamol link (http://meghmaniunichem.meghmanigroup.com/infrastructure.html)
Meghmani 40MW Captive Power link (http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-chemical-dye-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=77807)
February 19th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Some recent news re Urban development of Bharuch/Ankleshwar
23 Nov 2011: Govt to accord Urban Development Authority status to Bharuch-Ankleshwar (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-23/surat/30433028_1_bharuch-and-ankleshwar-roopwant-singh-bharuch-district)
The Gujarat government is all set to accord the status of a separate urban development authority to 302.24 sq kilometer area surrounding the highly industrialized towns of Bharuch and Ankleshwar, divided by Narmada river in south Gujarat.
Well-placed Sachivalaya sources said, the development authority would encompass in all 49 villages, out of which 16 villages are from Bharuch taluka and 27 villages are from Ankleshwar taluka. The proposal has been prepared by the state urban development department and is now pending clearance at the highest level in the Gujarat government.
"In all probability, it will be called Bharuch-Ankleshwar Area Development Authority, with powers similar to Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority," a senior government official told TOI.
The official added, "The authority will encompass the area adjacent to the special investment region, Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR), being developed between Bharuch and Dahej as part of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. It will, however, not include Ankleshwar Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation estate."
Once formed, the authority will come up with a land-use plan, defining separate zones for residential, industrial and agricultural purposes. It will decide on infrastructure development of the area, even as coming up with several town planning schemes.
Bharuch district collector Roopwant Singh said, "A major reason why the proposal to come up with a new development authority for the twin cities of Bharuch-Ankleshwar has been floated is, most of the urban growth in Bharuch district has taken place outside the two towns. Between four and five lakh people live in the 302 sq km area, for which the development authority would be set up for planned urbanization."
11 Jan 2012: Bharuch-Ankleshwar set for a windfall (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-11/surat/30615799_1_bharuch-and-ankleshwar-towns-bharuch-ankleshwar-bauda)
The twin townships of Bharuch-Ankleshwar are in for a windfall, say bureaucrats, who expect huge money to flow to them from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission-2 (JNNURM-2).
"The JNNURM-2, to be implemented in the 12th Five Year Plan currently being formulated by the Government of India, will focus attention on medium-level cities. The twin cities of Bharuch-Ankleshwar will, obviously, get priority," said an official, adding, "The Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor as well as the Express Way to Mumbai will pass through BAUDA. It cannot be ignored."
Formed adjacent to the biggest Special Investment Region (SIR) coming up in the western part of India, called Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR), already operational between Dahej and Bharuch, the official said BAUDA will "satisfy the residential needs for the industrial development taking place in PCPIR." Anywhere between 30 and 40 town planning schemes are proposed in the BAUDA area, which is spread out in 312 sq km.
BAUDA will be the ninth urban development authority of Gujarat. While all present urban development authorities are attached to the municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh, BAUDA is an exception. "Formation of BAUDA will facilitate formation of a Bharuch-Ankleshwar municipal corporation," said a senior official, adding, "Set up in one of Gujarat's fastest developing industrial and urban regions, BAUDA, as of now, will fix separate zones for development for industry and residential purposes."
"BAUDA will oversee planned development of roads, drainage, sewerage facilities and lights, apart from developing other infrastructure facilities in the entire area," the official said.
"As many as 85 villages of Bharuch district, apart from Bharuch and Ankleshwar towns, have been brought under BAUDA, which will have all the rights for land acquisition for infrastructure development that exist in the current Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976," he added.
The government formed an official-level committee for operationalizing BAUDA, with Bharuch district collector as its chairman. It would consist of the state urban development secretary, the chief town planner, the Bharuch district development officer, and presidents of Bharuch and Ankaleshwar municipalities as its members. The state government will shortly appoint a chief executive authority, fully responsible for implementing all the decisions taken by it with regard to BAUDA.
BAUDA was formed through a government resolution dated January 7, but made public on Tuesday.
16 Jan 2012: City bus service for Bharuch from 17th Jan (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-16/surat/30631645_1_bharuch-town-emergency-exit-points-city-bus-services)
City bus services on six routes of the approved 12 will begin from Tuesday, making commuting for people within Bharuch town comfortable and cheaper.
"The project was ready and we were just waiting for a formal approval from the ministry concerned. We had received state's government's approval in December and on January 17 we will be starting the city bus services in Bharuch town," said Dushiyant Patel, MLA, Bharuch.
Nagarpalika Bharuch officials said, "Initially, buses will operate on six routes and later more routes will be added." Work orders for the first phase of the project have been allotted to Chartered Speed Ltd.
Till now, auto-rickshaws were the only means of public transportation in the city. There are over 500 auto-rickshaws in the city.
Six non air-conditioned mini buses equipped with required safety instruments and having emergency exit points will run on the city routes. Bharuch district collector Roopwant Singh said, "City bus services will reduce transportation issues in the city. The routes will be published for the public soon."
March 13th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Construction of Bhadbhut barrage, part of Kalpasar project to begin by October 2012:Minister!!!:cheers::banana:
Gandhinagar, 13 March, 2012
While replying a question on Kalpsar project, state minister Shri Nitinbhai Patel today said in Gujarat assembly that as per the plan made by the state government, construction of Bhadbhut barrage which is part of the Kalpasar project will begin by October this year.
Shri Patel said, “In first phase work, the government has planned to start Bhadbhut barrage construction by October this year.”
“Tasks like survey work, and technical arrangements are made to start the work,” he added.
“11 km long and 100 ft wide Bhadbhut barrage will be constructed near the mouth of Narmada river near Hansot. It will connect Hansot and Hazira through six lane highway,” the minister further said, adding that the initial cost of barrage will be around Rs 2500 crore.
The minister said that once constructed, the barrage will store more water than total water storage capacity of Saurashtra’s two big dams Shetrunji and Bhadar together.
He said that Bhadbhut dam will be connected to Kalpasar project through a 32 km long canal which is yet to be constructed.
About Kalpsar project, Shri Patel said that the project is very big.
“It’s not about building a small tank or a 15-20 km long pipeline, it is perhaps one of the biggest projects of its kind in entire Asia.”
“Various kinds of surveys are needed to be completed before kicking off the project. Moreover the project is planned for sea, and not for the land, therefore survey procedures take time which is obvious,” minister added.
He said the government is confident to complete all surveys by the end of this year and then proceed for central government approvals. The task of getting some approvals is going on at present, the minister said.
The minister said that Kalpasar project would prove more beneficial than Narmada project for the state.
March 15th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Asia’s biggest desalination plant to come up in Dahej
Hyflux-Hitachi Consortium To Build The 75MGD Unit
March 16th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Hi friends, Any one would tell me what's the progress for twin cities, when will they started developing as twin city or when will they announced legally? Any body have Idea any projects coming to surendranagar Districts? please tell me if anyone know about it.. THANKS
As of news.. Ahmedabad Gandhinagar are already twin cities and will be connected by metro by 2014
its is necessary also as Ahmedabad is expanding rapidly.. places like adalaj and Chandkhera . that fell under Gandhinagar district are now part of Ahmedabad city and AUDA.. so if they don't make twin cities .. ahmedabad will eat up all places and Gandhinagar will have no space to expand..
March 25th, 2012, 03:12 AM
Petronet to cash in on Gas demand, to fast-track Dahej expansion (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/petronet-to-cash-ingas-demand-fast-track-dahej-expansion/468121/)
The country biggest gas importer, Petronet LNG, plans to reduce the time for the capacity expansion of the Dahej terminal by more than a year to cash in on the huge domestic gas shortage. The company is working on a strategy to expand the terminal's capacity by 50 per cent to 15 million tonne by first introducing the regasifcation and marine facilities. This would enhance the capacity in two years, even without the storage tank.
In the previous quarter, the company's board had approved the expansion plan, which entails an investment of Rs 3,000 crore. Managing director and chief executive officer A K Balyan said, "There are three components for expansion. First is the marine facility expansion, with a jetty that is already underway. The second facility is storage tanks, and the third is a regasification unit. We want to introduce the regasification unit first so that we don't have to wait for storage tanks to raise the capacity….If we can prioritise things in the expansion plan at Dahej, we can get some advantage."
Storage tanks take about 40 months to come up. This is the longest among the three facilities, while the regasification expansion can be carried out in 24 months. The marine facility, along with the jetty, is critical to bringing in more ships. This would be ready by mid-2013.
Balyan said even before this expansion plan came up, the Dahej terminal operated at 110 per cent capacity. However, Balyan said, "Operating above the nameplate capacity is not recommended in the long run."
With this capacity, Dahej would be among the biggest LNG terminals globally. The UK has a terminal with a capacity close of to 17 million tonnes, Balyan said.
The country's gas availability has been declining for a while now, with a consistent fall in the country's largest gas-producing field KG-D6, which is operated by Reliance Industries and BP. The demand, however, has been rising sharply due to a surge in power and fertiliser demand.
This has prompted companies like Petronet to expand capacities at existing terminals and add new ones. The country's LNG regasification capacity is expected to rise from 13 million tonnes to 30 million tonne by 2015.
April 11th, 2012, 03:55 PM
BASF India investing Rs 1,000 cr in Dahej unit
BASF India Ltd is investing about Rs 1,000 crore on a new chemical production facility at Dahej. The project is expected to be commissioned by 2014.
The board of directors of BASF today approved the proposal for setting up of a new chemical production site at Dahej.
It will be an integrated hub for polyurethane manufacturing and would have facilities for the manufacture of care chemicals and polymer dispersions for coatings and paper.
The total cost is estimated at Rs 1,000 crore which would be met through internal accruals and loans, the company said in a statement to the stock exchanges.
April 11th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Jubilant SEZ to be inaugurated by CM Narendra Modi on Apr 13 (http://www.4-traders.com/JUBILANT-LIFE-SCIENCES-LT-9059292/news/JUBILANT-LIFE-SCIENCES-LTD-JUBILANT-SEZ-FACILITY-AT-BHARUCH-GUJARAT-TO-BE-INAUGURATED-BY-SHRI-NAR-14266244/)
Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, an integrated Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Company and the largest Custom Research & Manufacturing player from India announced today that its new state-of-the-art Special Economic Zone (SEZ) spread over 300 acre in Vilayat Industrial Estate, District Bharuch, Gujarat will be inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Jubilant Infrastructure Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Gujarat during the "Vibrant Gujarat" Conference in 2007 for development of an SEZ at GIDC Industrial Estate, Vilayat, District Bharuch. In pursuance of this MOU, in 2009, the Company had initiated work to build a world class SEZ for Chemical Industry.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Shyam S Bhartia, Chairman & Managing Director and Mr. Hari S Bhartia, Co-Chairman & Managing Director, said, "We are setting up global size world class manufacturing facilities in Gujarat to fulfil our vision of leadership position in chosen areas of business. Gujarat being the natural choice to set up this facility, we are thankful to the State Government under the leadership of the Hon'ble Chief Minister, for their constant encouragement, guidance and support."
The finished products from this facility would be fully backward integrated and based on in-house developed innovative technologies, making it a hub for world class quality products offering value to all stakeholders.
The global scale plants of Vitamin B3 and 3-Cyanopyridine, at SEZ make Jubilant the largest producer of Vitamin B3 in India and second largest globally. The Company is also setting up a manufacturing plant at SEZ for Symtet, a crop science ingredient for one of the world's largest and safest low cost insecticide through an environment friendly process. This will make Jubilant the world's largest producer of the crop science ingredient for the insecticide through green route.
Jubilant SEZ Official Website (http://www.jubl.com/sez/jubilant-sez-aboutus.html)
By quite a big stretch, this is the largest project (acre-wise) in Vilayat GIDC, the eastern focal point of the PCPIR region.
April 19th, 2012, 05:30 AM
Fedders Lloyd Corporation (FLC) sets up Rs 200 crore wind turbine tower facility in Bharuch, Gujarat (http://deshgujarat.com/2012/04/18/fedders-lloyd-corporation-flc-sets-up-rs-200-crore-wind-turbine-tower-facility-in-bharuch-gujarat/)
Cooling products maker Fedders Lloyd Corporation (FLC) today announced its foray into wind turbine component sector by setting up a tower manufacturing facility in Bharuch district of Gujarat.
The B R Punj-promoted FLC has set up a wind turbine tower manufacturing facility, having annual production capacity of upto 250 towers, at Jambusar in Bharuch district of Gujarat with an investment of Rs 200 crore.
“We shall roll out the first wind turbine tower from our Jambusar facility by this month end. In the first phase, we shall be producing 150 towers annually for wind turbines upto 3 MW from here,” Nemichandra D Jain, Head, Wind Energy, FLC told PTI.
According to industry, the Government of India (GoI) has set up an ambitious target of having 20,000 MW of installed wind generation capacity under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), against the current installed capacity of 13,000 MW across the country.
The production of wind turbine components is projected to triple over the next few years as India aims to have an installed capacity of 4,000 MW annually over the next five years to achieve the 12th Plan target of 20,000 MW, industry sources said.
According to FLC, considering the organised players into wind turbine component manufacturing in India and the projected demand, there would still be shortage of 1,200 towers annually. The company is negotiating with a leading wind farm developer in US to jointly develop sites in India and South Africa and expects to seal a deal by June this year.
May 2nd, 2012, 07:30 PM
Both articles are about the same project,
HCC emerges as best bidder for Narmada Bridge project (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article3361295.ece?ref=wl_opinion)
HCC has emerged as the best bidder to develop and operate the Vadodara-Surat (Narmada Bridge Bharuch) national highway project.
Sources indicated that HCC has offered a premium of Rs 222 crore a year to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
The premium offered to NHAI will go up by 5 per cent every year. HCC will get to develop and operate the project for a concession period of 12 years. It will collect the toll revenues from the road users during the period.
The project cost, including land acquisition, rehabilitation and pre-construction activities, will be Rs 509.29 crore.
The main object of the project is to expedite the improvement of infrastructure in Gujarat and also to reduce the time and cost of travel for trafficbetween ‘Vadodara-Surat'. The stretch of Vadodara-Surat is an important corridor of the Golden Quadrilateral, which links two major cities of Gujarat leading to Mumbai and other parts of the country.
It will also increase the employment potential for the local labourers. The project is covered in Gujarat's Bharuch district.
Foundation laid for Rs 550Cr bridge over Narmada (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/foundation-laid-for-rs-550cr-bridge-over-narmada-river/944275/0)
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C P Joshi laid the foundation stone of a Rs 550-crore four-lane bridge over Narmada river near Bharuch, coinciding with the Foundation Day of Gujarat on Tuesday.
With a six-lane approach road on either side, the bridge is expected to solve the perennial problem of traffic jam on the National Highway-8 near Bharuch receiving a high inflow of heavy traffic from nearby industrial estates as also from other states.
Speaking on the occasion, Joshi said while the bridge and the six-lane approach road would be constructed at a cost of Rs 509.92 crore, the central government had also given an assistance of Rs 40.50 crore for repair of the existing old bridge which was in a dilapidated condition and under the control of the state government.
May 13th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Dahej Special economic zone records 864 crore export
BHARUCH: Dahej SEZ has exported goods to the tune of Rs 864 crore in the financial year 2011-12, an increase of 75% as compared to last year. Incidentally, it is only the second year of the SEZ's operation.
Dahej SEZ Ltd chief executive officer R J Shah told TOI on Wednesday, "In 2010-11, exports were to the tune of Rs 429 crore. We expect it to reach Rs 1,500 crore in 2012-13."
At present, 13 units of the 66 allottees are functional in Dahej SEZ. The other units too are going to become operational soon as the basic infrastructure - roads, electricity, water, drainage, etc, - have already been developed. Around 2,000 vehicles can be parked in a corridor near SEZ, said Shah.
Source - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/Dahej-Special-economic-zone-records-864-crore-export/articleshow/13116373.cms
May 24th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment for Entire Family and also with Friends
Cross view of Lakeview Plaza Mall
Real view in front of Mall
Situated in front of beautiful GIDC Lake, on state highway, just 0.5 km from NH8.
Presence of some of the well known brands like US Pizza, L'oreal Beauty Salon, Lake view restaurant etc.
Upcoming brands - Mahindra XUV, Cox & Kings, Pastry shops etc.
May 25th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Ankleshwar town to get a facelift (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-21/surat/31799961_1_ankleshwar-town-ankleshwar-urban-development-authority-bharuch)
Citizens will soon enjoy a smooth ride in all 12 wards of Ankleshwar.
The Ankleshwar municipality has decided to spend Rs 45 crore to renovate, beautify, broaden and strengthen city's roads. Also, 65 new electric poles have been installed and will be operational soon.
Civic body president Sandip Patel said, "The amount of Rs 45 crore has been approved for a complete makeover of Ankleshwar city. The funds will be used for proper drainage system, cleanliness of city with dust machines, wall to wall flooring, paver blocks on the side of main roads, proper dividers and removal of encroachments."
Ankleshwar, which is rapidly developing, badly needs proper and broad roads. The work for Rs 4 crore is over while works worth Rs three crore are going on and road developing project of Rs 2 crore is in the pipeline. On both sides of roads, the municipality has planted suitable trees under public participation project and handed over the responsibility of each tree to the roadside shopkeepers.
"Senior officers from the municipality and elected members have personally approached shopkeepers to adopt each tree till it grows well. The nagarpalika has given a gardening contract to an agency," said Patel. Work for drinking water pipelines will start in June and will be completed in short period. About 65 electric poles with white snowlights are installed on all the main roads of the city while high mask lights are installed on the entry and exit points of Ankleshwar.
Bharuch district collector Roopwant Singh said, "58 villages of Bharuch and 36 villages of Ankleshwar including Bharuch and Ankleshwar cities will now be under the jurisdiction of Bharuch, Ankleshwar Urban Development Authority and hence both cities will have a fresh makeover."
May 31st, 2012, 10:30 AM
Presence of some of the well known brands like US Pizza, L'oreal Beauty Salon, Lake view restaurant etc.
Upcoming brands - Mahindra XUV, Cox & Kings, Pastry shops etc.
Official website (http://www.lakeviewplaza.in)
June 16th, 2012, 05:40 PM
VA Tech wins Rs 270 Cr effluent treatment plant order from Reliance (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/va-tech-wins-rs-270-cr-orderreliance/174851/on)
VA Tech Wabag Ltd has bagged an order worth Rs 270 crore from Reliance Industries, to set up effluent treatment plants at Reliance's Dahej and Hazira complexes.
According to a statement issued by Va Tech, Reliance Industries has chosen VA Tech Wabag for the construction of a 32.4 million-litres-a-day effluent treatment plant with recycle racility for their proposed PTA and PET Dahej manufacturing unit at Gujarat and tertiary treatment plant for Reliance's Hazira complex for an order value aggregating to around Rs 270 crore.
The effluent treatment and recycle facility at Dahej is expected to executed within 21 months.
As part of the Reliance order, the industrial water business group of Wabag would be executing two projects -- one on provision of side stream filters at Dahej and the other for construction of a tertiary treatment plant at Hazira, for a value of around Rs 20 crore.
The statement further said that for the first time in India, the proposed facility will benefit from a combination of advanced technologies from VA Tech Wabag.
This effluent treatment and recycle facility will have Anaerobic treatment using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) technology followed by aerobic treatment using membrane bio-reactor (MBR) technology. This will be followed by recycling facility using memrane technologies such as ultra filtration and reverse osmosis. The effluent from the facility will be recycled and reused in the Dahej complex.
The proposed ETP and recycle facility will be the first large-scale recycle plant for PTA wastewater in India, VA Tech said
June 18th, 2012, 09:57 AM
First and only US Pizza at Ankleshwar.
Click here for Italian Veg Restaurant address
Free Home Delivery Nos - 02646 - 650251 / 2 11am to 11pm
August 24th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Dahej SEZ ranked among top 50 global free zones (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/dahej-sez-ranked-among-top-50-global-free-zones/articleshow/15631464.cms#)
Dahej Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has figured among the top 50 Global Free Zones of the Future in a study conducted by fDi Magazine that has surveyed 600 free zones across 120 countries.
Dahej is the only Indian free zone included in the list.
The magazine examined parameters like size, land available for development, expansion in land area, increase in employment in past two years, number of businesses operating in the zone, volume of goods processed, incentives offered, administrative services offered to assist investors, and facilities providing support for economic and industrial sectors.
The list includes zones from 24 countries like UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Morocco, Latvia, Poland, Mauritus, Canada, UK, US, Russia, Kazakistan, Lithuania, Togo, Serbia, Croatia, Egypt, Macedonia and India. "We have planned to promote port development activities within SEZ and are also promoting the largest capacity desalination plant to be set up by the Consortia of Hitachi and Itochu of Japan and Hyflux of Singapore," said RJ Shah, CEO of Dahej SEZ Ltd.
Dahej SEZ exported goods worth Rs 865 crore in 2011-12, a rise of 102% over than Rs 427 crore in 2010-11. "The exports during current financial year is Rs 380 crore up to July, 2012 and is expected to cross Rs 1,200 crore in full year," Mr Shah added.
Dahej SEZ Ltd has so far allotted plot of land to 68 units in the multi[product
September 15th, 2012, 08:53 PM
L&T awarded Rs 1065 Cr projects in Dahej PCPIR (http://deshgujarat.com/2012/09/13/lt-awarded-rs-1065-crore-projects-in-dahej-pcpir/)
L&T Construction has bagged orders worth Rs 1,065 crore which include two major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the Petroleum, Chemicals, Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) of Dahej, Gujarat.
The water and effluent treatment business unit of the company has secured Rs 793 crore order from the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) for two water supply schemes. These two schemes of 50 MGD (million gallons per day) and 25 MGD respectively will supply water to the PCPIR, Dahej. The scope of work also includes construction of pump houses along with electromechanical and instrumentation works.
September 15th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Country's longest extradosed bridge to come up over Narmada in Bharuch (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/countrys-longest-extradosed-bridge-to-come-up-over-narmada-in-bharuch/1002912/0)
A new bridge that bears a similarity to the famous Golden Ears bridge in Vancouver, Canada, will soon be constructed across Narmada river in Bharuch. This will be the first “extradosed bridge” to be built in Gujarat and the “longest” in the country.
The four-lane bridge is part of a larger project involving six-laning of a section of National Highway-8 between Vadodara and Surat. Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) Concessions Ltd, a subsidiary of HCC, was awarded the Rs 650-crore project by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 36 months’ time.
“The bridge across the Fraser river in Canada has five spans. This bridge over Narmada will have 10 spans and will be about 1.3 kilometers in length. It will be coming up next to the existing two bridges on the river,” said a spokesperson of Hindustan Construction Company.
“This will be the first extradosed bridge in Gujarat. Presently, three such structures exist in India. But the span of 144m for the Extradosed bridge in Gujarat on Narmada will be the longest in India,” the spokesperson, who requested not to be named, told The Indian Express.
The first extradosed bridge in the country (over 196 metres long) was built for the Delhi Metro between Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha over railway tracks.
The bridge will have stay cables as a part of extradosed structural system. It will be having eight spans of 144m length and two end-spans of 96m length each.
“Considering the soil strata, flow and monsoon in Narmada, the construction of foundations in working window is a major challenge. A very high degree of quality and safety control will be required during all the stages of construction,” the official added.
This bridge will not only serve the traffic from the ports of Hazira and Dahej, but will also cater to the heavy flow of industrial traffic on the Golden Corridor between Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Surat and Dahej SEZ. The development will also remove a significant bottleneck and facilitate free movement of traffic.
The project includes rehabilitating the old bridge which was built over the Narmada in 1977. The bridge caters to light vehicles only. Once both the bridges are ready, there will be eight lanes available for traffic movement.
Golden Ears Bridge Vancouver
September 16th, 2012, 06:38 AM
Great bridge :banana2:
September 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
GACL-Nalco JV to set up Rs 700 Cr Caustic Soda project in Dahej (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/gacl-nalco-jv-to-setrs-700-cr-caustic-soda-project-in-dahej/487556/)
State-run caustic soda major Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) has joined hands with National Aluminium Company (Nalco) for setting up 200,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) caustic soda project at Dahej in Gujarat.
"The feasibility report for the proposed project is currently on and is likely to be completed by October-November this year. GACL will have majority stake in the project, which will come up at Dahej in Gujarat," said MS Dagur, managing director, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd, which is the largest caustic soda manufacturer in India.
Although the investment for the project is yet to be finalised, the company expects the investment would be around Rs 700 crore. According to sources in the company, Nalco would source nearly 100,000 tonnes of caustic soda from the project.
The caustic soda project in joint venture with Nalco is expected to be set up over next two to three years. From an initial capacity of 37,425 TPA caustic Soda, GACL has now grown to be the largest producer in India with a capacity of 3,58,760 TPA spread over two complexes at Vadodara and Dahej in Gujarat.
The company is also developing technology for manufacturing of 8,000 TPA hydrazine hydrate project in association with Indian Institute of chemical technology (IICT).
October 6th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Govind Rubber to set up Rs 700Cr tyre and bike facility at Dahej (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article3958279.ece)
Govind Rubber Ltd (GRL) plans to set up a new tyre and bicycle manufacturing facility at Dahej in Gujarat at an investment of Rs 750 crore, the company said on Tuesday.
“We are setting up a tyre manufacturing facility at Dahej in Gujarat with a production capacity of 225 tonnes a day. We will invest Rs 750 crore in the said plant,” a company statement said here.
The company envisages 100 per cent growth in bicycle business. The company plans to increase manufacturing capacity of bicycles at its Ludhiana plant and to set up bicycle manufacturing plant at Dahej in near future, Chairman and Managing Director of the company, Vinod M Poddar, said.
The company is engaged in manufacturing of auto tyres, tubes, bicycles and high-end bicycle tyres.
GRL International Ltd, a subsidiary of Govind Rubber, has launched Trax Monarch, an high-end bicycle, for Rs 12,000 and also introduced Trax 360 degree BMX Freestyle Stunt Bike for teenagers and youngsters for Rs 6,500.
GRL International has been importing bicycles from China since 2010 and including the imported stuff, the company sells 28 models of bicycles.
October 15th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Alkyl Amines plans Rs 250 Cr Methylamine unit at Dahej (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/alkyl-amines-plans-methylamine-unit-at-dahej/489550/)
Chemicals maker Alkyl Amines Chemicals is planning to set up a methylamine manufacturing facility at Dahej in Gujarat with an estimated investment of Rs 250 crore.
"We are adding capacity every year based on our own R&D technology. We are now setting up a 100 tonne per day methylamine manufacturing facility at Dahej in Gujarat. The project cost is estimated at Rs 250 crore," Alkyl Amines Chairman and Managing Director Yogesh Kothari said here.
The company has acquired the land in Dahej and project is expected to commence production within next three years, he said.
Alkyl Amines which currently manufactures amines, amine derivatives, speciality chemicals is planning expansion by setting up the unit to cater to the needs of the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, rubber chemicals and paints and dye industry. The company has two manufacturing sites, one at Patalganga and another at Kurkumbh. It had also set up R&D Centre at Pune equipped with advanced equipment and analytical instruments.
Kothari said the in-house R&D department has been consistently developing quality products and is also striving for achieving cost efficiencies.
On chemical industry scenario, Kothari said the Indian chemicals industry was estimated at USD 100 billion and is growing at a rate of 10 per cent per annum. "Global recession has not hit the industry due to our own large domestic market," he added.
Kothari, who is the president of Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the apex body of the chemical industry in India, said that a global conference on 'Responsible Care', a global initiative on industrial safety was held recently.
Through Responsible Care, ICC helps domestic chemical industry improve its performance by being open and transparent with regulatory authorities and general public.
October 25th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation have recently released more info on the Dahej PCPSIR project.
Overall, this is the second biggest project in Gujarat after Dholera SIR, but thanks to incorporating the existing Dahej SEZ, is probably at the most progressed stage of any "megaproject" in the state.
Extensive planning has been done by Mott MacDonald, like the Dholera SIR masterplan, there is far too much information to post it all here. Every aspect of infra development for the next 30yrs is planned to a high level of detail.
Hera are the links to the docs for anyone who wants to look over them
Existing situation and analysis (pdf) 16mb (http://www.gidc.gov.in/pdf/vol1-section1-existing-situation-analysis.pdf)
Surveys and studies (pdf) 10mb (http://www.gidc.gov.in/pdf/vol1-section2-surveys-and-studies.pdf)
Development plan proposals (pdf) 15mb (http://www.gidc.gov.in/pdf/vol-II-develop-plan-proposals.pdf)
Modified land use plan (pdf) 14mb (http://www.gidc.gov.in/Whats_New/Modified-Proposed-Land-use-Plan.pdf)
October 25th, 2012, 03:44 AM
Wow, I never knew the PCPIR was so huge in scale...:banana:
October 26th, 2012, 01:56 PM
BASF to invest Rs 1,000 cr to set up Gujarat plant (http://business-standard.com/india/news/basf-to-invest-rs-1000-cr-to-setgujarat-plant/193055/on)
German chemical major BASF today said it will invest Rs 1,000 crore to set up a new manufacturing facility at Dahej in Gujarat by March 2014.
"We are investing Rs 1,000 crore to set up a greenfield speciality chemicals facility in Dahej. This will supplement our existing plant and also cater to expand our business," BASF India Chairman and MD Prasad Chandran told reporters at the Indo-German Urban Mela here.
he company has started the construction in April this year and the plant will be operational by March 2014, he added.
"The upcoming facility will help in expanding our business in various sectors such as automotives, paints, paper, home care and life style. It will also supplement our Mangalore facility," Chandran said.
Besides the domestic market, the plant will export chemicals to other nations including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and some other Asean countries.
The company currently has nine manufacturing plants in India located at places like Mangalore, Thane and Chennai.
The firm today showcased a concept car jointly developed with German auto major Dailmer with an advanced technology and energy efficient light weight design.
BASF India had clocked a revenue of Rs 7,500 crore for the year 2011 - registering a jump of 20% over the previous year. The company, which has employees 2,300 employees in India, also has research and development (R&D) centres at Thane and Mangalore.
Shares of BASF India today closed at Rs 661.85apiece on BSE, down 0.56% from their previous close.
November 1st, 2012, 08:59 PM
any one has info about new nermada bridge?
November 1st, 2012, 11:20 PM
any one has info about new nermada bridge?
Info posted on prev page link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=95126787&postcount=20)
November 2nd, 2012, 06:33 PM
i mean is their any activity at site?
November 5th, 2012, 12:44 AM
I don't think we have any member from that area yet. I drove across existing bridge during my visit in Jan 2011. Traffic jam in that section along with waste of fuel/time was mindboggling. I drove from from Bharuch to Ankleshwar, Rajpipala , Chandod, Dabhoi. Roads in that area are in poor condition compare to roads around Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar. I also saw broad-gauge train track coming up almost parallel to the road from Anlkeshwar to Rajpipala which I think is only a branch line - probably a good investment for the future.
November 5th, 2012, 10:38 AM
i mean is their any activity at site?
there is no activity at site
January 7th, 2013, 07:57 AM
Pigments made in Ankleshwar, Gujarat are used in automotive coatings colouring some of the top brands worldwide (http://autocarpro.in/contents/technologyDetails.aspx?TechnologyID=140)
Gujarat is where the action is at present. Thanks to its fast-paced growth and pro-industry strategies, it is one of the most-sought-after Indian states for automakers. Gujarat is also home to one of the largest pigment manufacturing facilities in India.
January 13th, 2013, 04:24 PM
Hitachi consortium inks water purchase pact with Dahej SEZ (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/indl-goods/svs/engineering/hitachi-consortium-inks-water-purchase-pact-with-dahej-sez/articleshow/17985365.cms)
NEW DELHI: Japanese firm Hitachi today said its consortium has inked a pact for sea-water desalination project in Gujarat.
A consortium comprising Hitachi and Hyflux Ltd has signed water purchase agreement concerning water supply volume, price and other details with Dahej Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, Hitachi Ltd said in a statement.
The consortium plans to construct a sea water desalination plant in an industrial park within Dahej SEZ and provide a stable supply of industrial water over a period of 30 years (including the construction period), it added.
"Hitachi will work closely with Hyflux to successfully implement the project, in order to facilitate the use of water resources in Dahej SEZ in Gujarat," Hitachi President Hiroaki Nakanishi said.
The project is one of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor projects being promoted jointly by the Japanese and Indian governments, involving construction of industrial parks between Delhi and Mumbai utilising private sector capital.
"Going forward, the consortium intends to obtain environmental assessment approval and meet other requirements to successfully implement the project," the company said.
February 25th, 2013, 01:34 PM
Huebach of Germany and Toyo of Japan in JV for pigment making unit (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/auto/automobiles/huebach-and-toyo-forms-jv-for-pigment-making-unit/articleshow/18674887.cms)
HeubachColour, part of Germany's Heubach group, will establish a joint venture with Japan based Toyo Ink SC Holdings to manufacture azo pigments at Ankleshwar in Gujarat.
This JV would be a key supplier to both the partners for their internal consumption. It would also offer these products to their customers in Indian and international players.
The JV partners are claiming that it is the first JV in India in the pigment field in recent times.
"This JV comes on top of a series of recent developments for Heubach India starting from the very significant acquisition of avecia range of pigments in 2007 then recently the acquisition of technology from Mitsui for backward integrated PB60 and now this very significant development of this JV with Toyo,"" said Heubach India MD Ravi Kapoor said in a media statement.
"This will further result in an increase of market share as well as result in a fuller basket of pigments which will be offered to our customers"", he added.
Heubach entered Indian market in 1995 to manufacturer and market high performance organic pigments and pigment dispersions. It produces pigments for demanding applications in the coating, plastic and ink segments.
Huebach India supplies pigments for automotive paints some of the leading car makers. Incorporated in 1907, Toyo Ink SC Holdings is one of the largest ink makers in the world.
It is expanding its activities on a global level and recently acquired land for setting up an ink manufacturing facility in Dahej, Gujarat.
During the recent Vibrant Gujarat summit Heubach signed an MoU with the government of Gujarat for co-developing a regeneration of activated carbon project, which could be one of the key answers to tertiary treatment for COD reduction which is one of the main areas under the pollution authorities scanner today.
March 15th, 2013, 10:17 AM
Videocon to set up call centre at Bharuch, add 1899 towers (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/telecom/videocon-to-set-up-a-call-centre-at-bharuch-add-1800-towers/articleshow/18970611.cms)
Mobile Telephony service provider Videocon Mobile Services will start a call centre at Bharuch, double its stores to 100 in Gujarat and set up additional 1,800 telecom towers in a couple of months, said top company official. It is looking to double its lost customer base by the end of the year.
"We have a 400 acre facility at at Bharuch. It has good power back up and transportation facilities. Now tier 2 and tier 3 cities are preferred for call centres because of the cost advantage and low attrition levels," Videocon Mobile Services director and CEO, Arvind Bali told media persons in the city on Wednesday. The 1,000 seat capacity centre, likely to start operations in April this year, can employ a total of 2,000 persons in two shifts.
Gujarat is one of the seven circles where it has got the license to start mobile telephony services. The company lost subscriber base in past few months as it was awaiting the renewal of license to provide telecom services.
At present it has about one million subscribers in the state. "We deliberately cut our subscriber base because of the uncertainty about renewal of telecom licence. We now plan to add 1.5-2 lakh customers every month. Gujarat has 20 lakh gross additions every months. So as one of the seven players in the state, we will manage these additions," informed Bali.
As a part of wooing subscribers, it plans to set up additional 1,800 telecom towers on partnership bases by the end of the month and increase the number of its outlets from 50 to 100 by the end of April.
It has also come out with competitive tariff plans. "We are competitive by 15-20% without compromising on the quality of service," he claimed. It has about 2,200 towers in the state.
Videocon Mobile Services, a part of Rs 25,000 crore Videocon Group is banking high on the LTE license it has bagged and plans to start the service in Gujarat by the end of the calender year. It has tied up with Nokia Siemens for setting up a network for the service. The LTE service is expected to be 20 times faster than 3G service and the operator has the freedom to select the type (data or voice) of service to be offered. Bali feels that voice segment will have a larger share in the revenue pie but the revenue growth will be faster in data segment.
March 21st, 2013, 11:17 AM
Schott Kaisha plans Rs 100 Cr expansion of Jambusar plant (http://deshgujarat.com/2013/03/20/schott-kaisha-plans-rs-100-cr-expansion-of-jambusar-plant-in-gujarat/)
Indo-German joint venture Schott Kaisha said it was looking at additional investment of around Rs 100 crore towards expanding pharma packaging products capacity at its Jambusar unit in Gujarat where it has already invested Rs 136 crore (€ 20 million) in first module that produces about two billion ampules and vials per year. The company will finalise details of expansion and investment plans after the completion of its first module by end of this year according to Kairus Dadachanji, Managing Director, Schott Kaisha.
Schott AG and an Indian company Kaisha Manufacturers had formed a joint venture for pharmaceutical glass packaging in 2008.The Jambusar plant has 20 production lines for ampules and 16 for vials, with scope for further expansion.Schott Kaisha achieved a turnover of Rs 160 crore in FY-12 and targeted turnover of Rs 240 crore in FY-13 and Rs 300 crore in FY-14, Dadachanji said.
March 21st, 2013, 11:20 AM
Centres Narmada Bridge project a non-starter, State to construct its own (http://deshgujarat.com/2013/03/18/centres-narmada-bridge-project-a-non-starter-so-far-state-allocates-rs-350-crore-to-plan-its-own-bridge/)
The Road and Building Minister of Gujarat today alleged that construction of proposed Zadeshwar-Bharuch river bridge has not started yet on national highway no. 8 connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The minister further said that the state government has proposed Rs 350 crore in its budget for initial phase of construction of a new four-lane Narmada river bridge, next to the location of existing Golden bridge in Bharuch district.
Additional info from DG Bharuch bureau:
It should be mentioned here that due to lack of a proper river bridge, the stretch near Bharuch faces very serious highway traffic problem. The traffic police is mulling following steps to ease the problem in absence of a new bridge:
-Zadeshwar cross roads and toll booth are responsible for traffic jam problem on Highway no.8. A tender has been issued for construction of flyover at Zadeshwar cross roads. Moreover those vehicles passing through the toll booth everyday will be given monthly pass from 1st April. This will make the traffic movement speedier.
-A seven km long road divider will be constructed starting from Golden bridge’s southern part to the limit of Ankleshwar town. The road and building department has given its consent for this. This divider will help to resolve the traffic problem on Golden bridge.
-A road over Golden bridge was in poor condition. This was causing slower speed of traffic. The road repair and level works have been completed recently.
-Hindustan Construction company has been given contract to construct a new bridge on national highway no.8. The survey and soil test works are over, however the task has been extended to June 2013. District Collector has written a letter to Delhi to speed up the work.
-Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C P Joshi had laid the foundation stone of a Rs 550-crore four-lane bridge over Narmada river near Bharuch in May last year.
March 22nd, 2013, 02:53 PM
^^ they alwyz neglect Bharuch... construction of new bridge is in news frm a long tym nw bt no progress wtosevr.. also the nevr-ending 24/7 jam @ toll booth & approchng bridge side is a real headache :bash:.... itz high tym nw state & central govt shuld cme up with fast resolutn as soon as possible b4 thngs gt worse!
March 22nd, 2013, 03:08 PM
^^ Imo, Centre will finally get their arse in gear after knowing that Gujarat Govt are looking at building a bridge in the same area.
Centres "Golden Quadrilateral" is basically complete in even the most backwards parts of the country, its crazy that this bridge is so badly delayed and allowed to create bottlenecks on such a busy route.
Ahmed Patel made big claims about construction starting from May 2012 and being complete in 2yrs. link (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-04/surat/31121049_1_sardar-bridge-new-bridge-ahmed-patel)
All that's really happened has been the foundation stone. I don't know if it was early campaigning for election or what, but its def turned out to be a load of BS