Dighi Port declared as part of ‘Smart Cities’ under DMIC region

May 15, 2015 10:48 am Published by

Dighi Port, being developed in the Raigad District of Maharashtra, has been included among the “Smart Cities” for the development of the region. This was announced by Mr Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, at a reforms meet held here recently, highlighted a release.

The port is also a part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and the National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ).

It had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) for establishing rail connectivity from Dighi to Roha, in order to integrate the region with the DMIC and Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).

The Chief Minister stressed that the most significant points of connectivity are Yavatmal, Gadchiroli, Beed, Nanded and Ahmednagar, which will change the entire landscape of the state. He complimented Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, for giving direction and momentum to rail connectivity across the country and in Maharashtra.

Port-led growth will significantly contribute to the overall GDP of the country, which is largely dependent on connectivity for industrialisation, he said, adding that the state is also committed to building a good road network.

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