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The oldest composite textile mill in the country - the Empress Mills founded by Sir Jamsetji Tata in the heart of Nagpur has been sold by the Maharashtra State Textile Corporation (MSTC) to the Tayal family-promoted KSL & Industries.

The 35-acre mill complex, on the embankment of Gandhi Sagar Lake, to be rechristened ‘Empress City' will now host an IT Park, a five-star hotel, a 3 lakh sq ft mall and a series of upmarket residential towers.

The KSL Group bagged the closed mill for Rs 35 crore at a competitive auction with 10 bidders that included two Nagpur-based builders and a few Mumbai developers, including Kalpataru Overseas. However, the mill comes with 10,500 workers and their severance package has cost the Tayals an additional Rs 55 crore.

“Stamp duty and other interest costs has made the Empress Mills a Rs 100-crore property, but we were lucky to ‘book’ it before the real estate began shooting up,” PK Tayal told ET. “Today, it is worth over Rs 500 crore,” he claimed.
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Nagpur division of Central Railway’s 17, SECR’s 15 stations to be Amrit Bharat

NAGPUR: With the Union Budget 2023-24 giving impetus to Amrit Bharat Station (ABS) scheme, the Railway Board has identified 32 stations. Of these, 17 stations are under the Nagpur division of Central Railway and 15 in South East Central Railway (SECR) to be developed under the said scheme. “ABS scheme envisages the development of stations on a continuous basis with a long-term vision. It aims at preparation of master plans of the identified stations and its implementation in phases to enhance the facilities,” said Ravish Kumar Singh, senior divisional commercial manager (SrDCM), SECR. The 15 stations that have been identified under SECR include Gondia, Rajnandgaon, Dongargaon, Itwari, Kamptee, Aamgaon, Bhandara, Tumsar, Mandla Fort, Wadsa, Chanda Fort, Balaghat, Nainpur, Chhindwara, and Seoni. Similarly, the 17 stations under the Central Railway include Nagpur, Ajni, Ballarshah, Betul, Chandrapur, Sevagram, Pulgaon, Dhamangaon, Amla, Katol, Narkhed, Pandhurna, Junnardeo, Hinganghat, Multai, Ghoradongri, and Godhni. Ajni and Nagpur will already be redeveloped by RLDA. Earlier, several of the listed stations in both divisions were part of the Modern, Model, and Adarsh station schemes, which were announced separately in 2009. So, what is new in the Amrit Bharat Station scheme? Under the Amrit scheme, priority will be given to those works which improve the ease of movement of passengers, their convenience, and the integration of the station with surrounding areas .

The development of these stations will be taken up in a phased manner over the coming years. The scheme will be implemented through umbrella works sanctioned from time to time. Railways have already got the highest capex of Rs2.40 lakh crores. SrDCM Ravish Kumar Singh said, “These stations will have high-level platforms and more circulating areas. Station approaches shall be improved to ensure smooth access by widening of roads, removal of unwanted structures, properly designed signages, dedicated pedestrian pathways, well-planned parking areas, improved lighting, etc.” Singh added, “It is based on master planning for long-term and its implementation will be as per the needs and patronage of the station. A blueprint of these stations will be prepared for 25 years. By February 15, consultants will be appointed. A report prepared by these consultants will be submitted to the Railway Board by February-end following which money will be sanctioned for all the works.” Railway officials said the scheme shall cater to the introduction of new amenities as well as the upgradation and replacement of existing amenities. It will also cover the stations where detailed techno-economic feasibility studies have been conducted or are being conducted but the work for construction of roof plazas has not been taken up yet, ensuring the phasing of the master plan being suitably implemented and relocation of structures and utilities being given more emphasis in the phasing plans. The scheme envisages cost-efficient improvement to facades, and the provision of wide, well-lit aesthetically pleasing entrance porches. Existing building usage will be reviewed and space will be released in favor of passengers near the station entrances. The railway offices will also be suitably relocated.

Nagpur division of Central Railway’s 17, SECR’s 15 stations to be Amrit Bharat - Times of India
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Ngp-Goa Shaktipeeth’s technical and feasibility report under preparation: Fadnavis

TNN | Mar 12, 2023, 04.46 AM IST
Mumbai: The BJP-Shiv Sena government has started the preparation of a technical and feasibility report of Nagpur-Goa expressway which would be constructed on the lines of Samruddhi highway. With a total length of 760km, it would be the largest greenfield and access-controlled highway in Maharashtra after Samruddhi, which is 701 kms.
Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis informed about the new development during his budget speech on Thursday. He said the new expressway was named as ‘Shaktipeeth’ as it would connect popular religious places like Mahur, Tuljapur, Kolhapur, and Ambejogai famous for goddess temples like Mahalaxmi, Tulja Bhavani, Patradevi and others.

Starting from Pavnar in Wardha district, famous for Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s ashram, the greenfield expressway would also connect two jyotirlingas of Aundha Nagnath and Parli Vaijanath along with Gurudwara at Nanded and Vitthal Rukmini temple in Pandharpur. It would also connect religious places like Karanja Lad, Akkalkot, Gangapur, Narsobachi Wadi, Audumbar and others.
With an estimated cost pegged at Rs86,300 crore, the six-lane highway would begin from Wardha’s Pavnar and end at Patradevi at Pernem town in Goa. It would connect six districts of Marathwada, which would help in boosting the economy of the region. Those include Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Latur, Dharashiv. In Vidarbha, it would connect Wardha and Yavatmal. In Western Maharashtra, it would pass from Sangli, Solapur and Kolhapur districts.

Speaking to TOI, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) chairman Radheshyam Mopalwar said the detailed project report (DPR) was under preparation. “After completion, it would be one of the longest greenfield projects in India along with Delhi-Mumbai and Samruddhi expressways,” he said.

As per MSRDC officials, the new expressway would cover parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Western Maharashtra that were not connected by the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi highway. It would also reduce the time taken to travel Goa from Nagpur from 21 hours to just eight hours, which means 13 hours would be saved, they said.

When Fadnavis first announced Nagpur-Goa highway in Nagpur on September 24 last year, which was covered by TOI, he had stated that he and CM Eknath Shinde aimed to build 5,000km of access control expressways in Maharashtra.

Explaining the benefits of Shaktipeeth, the officials said it would not only promote tourism in Vidarbha, Marathwada and western Maharashtra, but also boost trade between two cities. “The MSRDC plans to make it a green highway by planting trees and shrubs in the entire stretch. The travellers would not need to travel from crowded routes from Mumbai or Pune to travel to Goa. The technology of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) would be used to construct the expressway that would ensure security, caps liability and performance guarantee,” they said.

Ngp-Goa Shaktipeeth’s technical and feasibility report under preparation: Fadnavis | Nagpur News - Times of India
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