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About Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor
The industrial corridor is being developed in two phases.The first phase will run from Chennai to Sriperumbudur and then to Ranipet. The second phase starts at Ranipet to reach Bangalore through Hosur. Industrial parks, Special Economic Zones, information technology parks and integrated townships are expected to come along the corridor.

Key Advantages
  • With plans of a bullet train, a six-lane road and an extension of the metro rail from Chennai to Bangalore, the two cities are coming closer .Sriperumbudur to the west of Chennai is already the most industrialised zone in Tamil Nadu.The government has allocated Rs.3 billion to upgrade two key highways - the industrial artery to Sriperumbudur which is destined to become a six-lane highway and the Rajiv Gandhi Road or the Old Mahabalipuram Road, now known as Chennai's IT highway, says Tamil Nadu's industry secretary Shaktikanta Das.
  • The Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) has submitted a detailed development plan to the Ministry of Railways for rail connectivity to Sriperumbudur, about 80 km from here.
  • Approval for a railhead near Sriperumbudur, linking it with south Chennai, and a second line to access Ennore and Chennai ports are in the offing. Two other roads are being made to link SEZs in the Sriperumbudur-Kancheepuram area with the airport.
  • A third rail line is to link technology parks and IT companies like TCS, Satyam and Wipro along the Rajiv Gandhi Road to Siruseri, a fast-emerging SEZ.
  • In the offing is also the Rs.50.6 billion Chennai Metro Project to link Chennai to Sriperumbudur.
  • Sriperumbudur and Chennai are home to 110 automobile and ancillaries industries. Tamil Nadu exports auto components worth about $250 million per year.
  • Mahindra World City, 30 km from Chennai airport, is monitored by the MEPZ and has about 80 companies including the TVS Group and BMW. The companies here hope to export products worth Rs.80 billion by 2012.
  • Chennai airport is south India's largest airport with more than 270 passenger flights and more than 30 cargo flights out of it every week.
  • Tamil Nadu has been lobbying for a bullet train between Bangalore and Chennai, 450 km apart, for some years. At present, it takes about four hours by train to travel between the cities.

Salient features:
  • Where to where: Chennai-Sriperumbudur-Ranipet-Hosur-Bangalore
  • Potential for investment of at least $25 billion
  • Karnataka would like corridor from Chennai to Mumbai, passing through Bangalore, Davangere and Hubli-Dharward
  • Pluses: Skilled manpower and infrastructure facilities
  • Bangalore’s strength is in IT, Chennai’s edge lies in automobile tech, manufacturing and electronics
 

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Project Intiated by TamilNadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Nov 01, 2007

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to “announce the development of the Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor as an Industrial Corridor of Excellence on the lines of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.”

In a letter to Dr. Singh on October 26, Mr. Karunanidhi said many multinational companies had chosen Chennai to set up huge manufacturing facilities. Many Special Economic Zones were coming up. Most of these investments were in the corridor between Chennai and Sriperumbudur.

“Our Government has, therefore, decided to develop Chennai-Sriperumbudur-Ranipet as an Industrial Corridor of Excellence. It is our vision to locate industrial parks, SEZs, IT parks, integrated townships, etc., along the corridor,” he said. The objective was to provide “globally competitive infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development.”

Said Mr. Karunanidhi: “We expect that this process of development will slowly move beyond Ranipet on the National Highway towards Bangalore. Thus there is great potential to develop the Chennai-Bangalore corridor as an Industrial Corridor of Excellence similar to the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor announced by the Government of India. “You will agree that the concept of balanced development of all regions would call for urgent steps to develop the Chennai-Bangalore corridor while the Delhi-Mumbai corridor is being developed.

“The corridor between Chennai and Bangalore has already several key strengths in terms of availability of industries, skilled manpower and other basic infrastructure. Such a corridor can capitalise on the strength of Chennai and Bangalore. The international airports in Chennai and Bangalore and the two major sea ports [Chennai and Ennore] in Chennai can further contribute to the growth of this corridor.” Asked about benefits of such a corridor, Industries Secretary Sakthikanta Das said it would benefit Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Strengths of Bangalore and its neighbourhood in information technology, and that of Chennai and its nearby areas in automobile technology, manufacturing and electronics would attract more investments to the region. The corridor would also enable development of the neighbourhood within a radius of about 20 to 25 km.

source: http://www.hindu.com/2007/11/01/stories/2007110158920100.htm
 

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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Thursday welcomed the proposed corridor on Nov 2, 2007

With plans of a bullet train, a six-lane road and an extension of the metro rail from Chennai to Bangalore, the two cities are coming closer and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has sent a proposal for the development of an industrial corridor between the two metros to the prime minister.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Thursday welcomed the proposed corridor, to be built on the lines of an industrial corridor planned between Delhi and Mumbai.

Under its City Connect programme, the CII has held several discussions with senior officials of the Tamil Nadu government to develop the new corridor.

Sriperumbudur to the west of Chennai is already the most industrialised zone in Tamil Nadu.

The government has allocated Rs.3 billion to upgrade two key highways - the industrial artery to Sriperumbudur which is destined to become a six-lane highway and the Rajiv Gandhi Road or the Old Mahabalipuram Road, now known as Chennai's IT highway, says Tamil Nadu's industry secretary Shaktikanta Das.

The Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) has submitted a detailed development plan to the Ministry of Railways for rail connectivity to Sriperumbudur, about 80 km from here.

Approval for a railhead near Sriperumbudur, linking it with south Chennai, and a second line to access Ennore and Chennai ports are in the offing. Two other roads are being made to link SEZs in the Sriperumbudur-Kancheepuram area with the airport.

A third rail line is to link technology parks and IT companies like TCS, Satyam and Wipro along the Rajiv Gandhi Road to Siruseri, a fast-emerging SEZ.

In the offing is also the Rs.50.6 billion Chennai Metro Project to link Chennai to Sriperumbudur.

Sriperumbudur and Chennai are home to 110 automobile and ancillaries industries. Tamil Nadu exports auto components worth about $250 million per year.

Mahindra World City, 30 km from Chennai airport, is monitored by the MEPZ and has about 80 companies including the TVS Group and BMW. The companies here hope to export products worth Rs.80 billion by 2012.

Chennai airport is south India's largest airport with more than 270 passenger flights and more than 30 cargo flights out of it every week.

Tamil Nadu has been lobbying for a bullet train between Bangalore and Chennai, 450 km apart, for some years. At present, it takes about four hours by train to travel between the cities.

'The Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor would go a long way in tapping the potential of the two states to attract investment and help creation of a skilled workforce,' Gopal Srinivasan, chairman of the CII's Tamil Nadu Council, said.

'The establishment of such an intra-state corridor would ensure inclusive, sustainable and balanced regional growth,' he added.

'Intra-state corridors also help facilitate the convergence of industry verticals. The Bangalore-Chennai corridor would give the much needed impetus to niche areas and help in the promotion of engineering services in a big way, apart from effectively leveraging the strengths of the IT and electronics industry in south India,' he pointed out.

source: http://andhracafe.com/index.php?m=show&id=28498
 

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Nod for declaring highway industrial corridor on April 1,2008

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted in principle the suggestion of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi that the Chennai-Bangalore highway be declared an industrial corridor. In his April 1 letter, a copy of which was released by the Tamil Nadu government on Friday, Dr. Singh said the highway had the potential of getting developed into an industrial corridor.

If this was extended up to Mumbai, the benefits would be more. After consulting the State governments concerned, the Centre would come out with a policy in this regard. In October, the Chief Minister wrote to the Prime Minister following the Centre’s announcement of making New Delhi–Mumbai an industrial corridor.

source: http://www.hindu.com/2008/04/12/stories/2008041254860700.htm
 

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The Government will consider establishing an industrial corridor-official press release on April 13 2008

The Government will consider establishing an industrial corridor linking Chennai-Bangalore-Mumbai, according to an official press release.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, had written to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in October 2007, requesting the creation of an industrial corridor between Chennai and Bangalore along the lines of Delhi and Mumbai.

source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2008/04/14/stories/2008041450421500.htm
 

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U.K. firm to assess industrial corridor’s feasibility on April 25, 2008

The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) on Thursday invited the U.K.-based Mott MacDonald to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed industrial corridor of excellence that will run from Chennai to Bangalore.

The industrial corridor is being developed in two phases, so Mott MacDonald has been given 20 weeks each to submit the study. The first phase will run from Chennai to Sriperumbudur and then to Ranipet. The second phase starts at Ranipet to reach Bangalore through Hosur. Industrial parks, Special Economic Zones, information technology parks and integrated townships are expected to come along the corridor.

“Out of the four companies that responded to the global tender floated by the SIPCOT, only two firms fitted the bill. One bidder quoted Rs 1.77 crore, while MacDonald quoted Rs 50.5 lakh. We have asked them to complete the study within 40 weeks from the date of acceptance of the contract,” SIPCOT Chairman and Managing Director N. Govindan told The Hindu.

Going by the success of Saint Gobain, Nokia, Hyundai and others, multinational companies started zeroing in on the State to set up their units in and around Sriperumbudur. Today, Sriperumbudur is a regional manufacturing hub for automobiles, electronics hardware and telecom firms, and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi wants to make it a manufacturing hub of Asia.

Sensing that the development would slowly extend beyond Sriperumbudur, the Industries Department mooted the Chennai-Bangalore, Coimbatore-Salem and Madurai-Thoothukudi industrial corridors. The Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to announce development of the Chennai-Bangalore corridor to provide globally competitive infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development. The Prime Minister’s Office gave the nod on April 1.

source: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/04/25/stories/2008042554370500.htm
 

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Cuddalore-Chennai-Bangalore-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

Nod for extension of Industrial Corridor
N. Anand

CHENNAI: The Union government has given its nod for the extension of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor up to Cuddalore, an official of the State Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) said.

“What was started as an experimental industrial corridor from Chennai to Hosur has assumed a new dimension, with the recent approval from the Centre. The industrial corridor starts at Cuddalore and ends in Mumbai, and it has been rechristened Cuddalore-Chennai-Bangalore-Mumbai Industrial Corridor,” SIPCOT Chairman and Managing Director N. Govindan told The Hindu.

The extension will mean inclusion of important places such as Puducherry, Tindivanam, Chengalpattu, Tambaram and Oragadam, along with Tier-II and Tier-III cities, to provide competitive infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development up to Mumbai.

The Chennai-Hosur industrial corridor is developed in two phases. The United Kingdom-based Mott McDonald has submitted an interim report for the first phase that will span from Chennai-Sriperumbudur to Ranipet. The second phase starts at Ranipet to reach Bangalore through Hosur. . The draft concept paper was conceived by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the Union Ministry of Commerce of Industry. “After going through the interim report, we have made some suggestions to Mott McDonald. After incorporating the changes, the consultant is expected to submit one more report in the next two weeks,” Mr. Govindan said.

On Monday, the SIPCOT board cleared an industrial corridor connecting Madurai and Tuticorin. The board will shortly float a tender to fix a consultant for conducting a feasibility study.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/03/stories/2009030354350500.htm
 

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New Chennai-Bangalore road to cut 100 kms
Aparna Ramalingam, TNN, 15 February 2010, 04:37am IST

CHENNAI: The travelling time between Chennai and Bangalore by road could get shorter with the governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka evaluating possibilities of reducing distance between the two cities to about 250km from the present 350km, with plans also afoot to promote this route as an industrial and manufacturing hub. A pre-feasibility study has already been completed in this respect by management and engineering consultancy, Mott Macdonald.

While financial details of the project are not available, it is expected to be in two phases, with the Chennai-Bangalore corridor being developed in the first phase, followed by the Bangalore-Mumbai corridor. “Apart from developing a freight corridor, there are plans of making the entire stretch an industrial and commercial hub,” said Rajeev Ranjan, principal secretary, industries department, Government of Tamil Nadu. There would also be rail linkages along the route.

According to officials, active discussions are on with their counterparts in Karnataka. This would not be part of the Golden Quadrilateral, they clarified. “As far as the route, we are working on various permutations and combinations. We are also evaluating the shortest route of 250 km,” added Ranjan. Auto and electronic firms are expected to develop along the corridor.
 

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Chennai-Bangalore is the most viable industrial corridor in the country, there is no other place in India where two tier1 cities are located so close to each other.

Imagine in a few decades if they had a high speed rail network, people could actually live in one city and work in another. :cheers:
 

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Final report on Phase 1 of Industrial Corridor of Excellence soon

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CHENNAI: The United Kingdom-based Mott McDonald will submit the final report on Phase 1 of the Industrial Corridor of Excellence (ICE) within the next fortnight, said N. Govindan, Chairman and Managing Director, State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT), on Thursday.

SIPCOT is developing the industrial corridor in two phases. The first phase will cover Chennai-Ranipet and the second, Ranipet-Bangalore. Industrial parks, special economic zones, information technology parks and integrated townships are expected to come up along the corridor.

Mott McDonald was given 40 weeks to prepare and submit a feasibility study.

The draft report was submitted to the steering committee in the presence of Chief Secretary K.S. Sripathi.

After going through the report, the steering committee members, comprising the Industries Secretary, Special Secretary, Industries, TIDCO Chairman and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau Executive Vice-Chairman, suggested changes.

“We have asked the consultant to identify non-cultivable dry land for construction of industrial complexes so that we don’t face any problem in future, and hotspots for setting up social infrastructure such as educational institutions, hospitals and entertainment centres,” Mr. Govindan told The Hindu.

Though Mott McDonald was given 20 weeks to submit the draft report for the first phase, it was submitted after 20 months. :rofl:

Mr. Govindan said that they would take adequate steps to expedite the project at the earliest.

On the Madurai-Tuticorin and Salem-Coimbatore industrial corridors, he said the tenders had been finalised and the consultant asked to carry out the feasibility study.
 

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x-posting from Chennai projects thread. :cheers:

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2010/07/13/stories/2010071350480200.htm

The Japanese are coming to Tamil Nadu.:cheers:

A large number of companies from Japan are looking at Tamil Nadu for investment. Among them are Nippon and Sharp, and four large suppliers of Nissan.

A delegation from Tamil Nadu, led by the State's Chief Secretary, Mr K. S. Sripathy, which visited Japan to attract investments, has come back with much work to do.

Top team

The delegation comprised the Chief Secretary, Mr Rajiv Ranjan, the Industries Secretary, Mr M. Velmurugan, Executive Vice-Chairman of the TN Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau, Mr Venu Srinivasan, Past President, CII and Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Motor Company, Mr H.R Srinivasan, Vision Holder, Take Solutions Ltd, and Mr Veerappan of Tessolve.

The mission was sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government as a follow-up to the visit of a 60-member Japanese business delegation to the State in March.

The Indian team held four seminars — at Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Hiroshima. “We were surprised by the attendance,” Mr Rajiv Ranjan told Business Line, noting that over 500 companies attended the seminar in Tokyo. In all, the delegation exposed Tamil Nadu to over 1,000 companies.

Chennai-Bangalore corridor

High on the agenda was the Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor, on the lines of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. “The Japanese want to run their bullet trains between Chennai and Bangalore.” (How do you like this – Chennai to Bangalore by train in 90 minutes!)

In fact, so hot is the project that the Tamil Nadu Government and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Investment (METI) are to soon sign an agreement to set up a ‘joint working group' with co-opted members from Karnataka.

“METI is very keen to take this forward,” said Mr Ranjan.

Economic corridor

Tamil Nadu also wants to develop a Chennai-Ennore Industrial and Economic Corridor with the Japanese; wants to set up an exclusive industrial park for Japanese companies. The fact that as many as 170 Japanese companies are operating in Tamil Nadu seems to have gone down well with the Japanese.

“I see a lot of positives coming out of this visit,” says Mr H R Srinivasan of Take Solutions.

The Japanese, who have traditionally looked at China as their manufacturing backyard, now want to diversify their base. India is an obvious choice and within the country, Tamil Nadu is seen as a better investment destination, Mr Ranjan said.
 

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Chennai-Bangalore is the most viable industrial corridor in the country, there is no other place in India where two tier1 cities are located so close to each other.

Imagine in a few decades if they had a high speed rail network, people could actually live in one city and work in another. :cheers:
I agree. The potential of the entire region should be evaluated. Bluru and Chennai belt along with Chennai to Pondicherry would be a powerhouse in terms of industry, talent, output, etc. Getting a high speed train with no stops would make Chennai/Bluru as one entity. The trains should operate frequently and 1 hr travel is highly plausible. People can move back and forth with ease. Talent/Workforce pool can instantly double. Investments would also double, since there would be a need to hold potentially two residences one in Bluru and one in Chennai. The synergies far outweigh the separate operations.
 

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^^ Talent and workforce wont double in these two cities because of this. This is because the industrial corridor will create boom towns and will create potential Tier-2/3 cities along the way. The hi-speed rail if at all becomes a reality will only benefit the rich due to the hi-travel costs involved. As a result, only upper middle class and above can travel in these. This means the industrial labor force can't use this facility.

Overall those are good. However there are political realities. These two cities are in different states which compete for resources most of the time.
 

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not much use for Karnataka, if it is not extended upto Mumbai or at least upto Hubli and Dharwad. An alternative to this could be Mangalore-Mysore- Blore - Chennai Corridor. This way both sates can benefit and moreover Mangalore port connectivity can be improved. The Central Government has given no importance to develop Mangalore port or the NHs in Karnataka State.
 

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Central Government has given no importance to develop Mangalore port or the NHs in Karnataka State.
hahahha you still think we can ask for better deals like how TN politicians do??Dude start a regional party and vote them to power....You will see our state doing wonders...
 

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An alternative to this could be Mangalore-Mysore- Blore - Chennai Corridor. This way both sates can benefit and moreover Mangalore port connectivity can be improved. The Central Government has given no importance to develop Mangalore port or the NHs in Karnataka State.
Yeah, that would be really great - a Mangaluru-Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai Corridor. Hope that this dream does come true soon.
 
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