Published on: November 27, 2021




In order to increase the share of manufacturing in the overall GDP of the country and for ensuring systematic and planned urbanization, Government of India (GoI) has adopted the strategy of developing integrated Industrial Corridors on the backbone of transport connectivity infrastructure in partnership with State Governments.


  • Under Industrial Corridor Programme, the objective is to create greenfield smart industrial cities with sustainable ‘plug n play’ ICT enabled utilities to facilitate the manufacturing investments into the country by providing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure for the industries.
  • GoI has approved 11 Industrial Corridors consisting of 32 projects to be developed in 4 Phases.


  • Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)
    • 04 greenfield industrial smart cities/nodes are being developed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh
    • Major trunk infrastructure works have been completed in these industrial cities/nodes with 138 plots (754 acres) allotted to companies with investment to the tune of more than Rs. 16,750 crore.
    • Anchor investors in these cities/nodes include companies like HYOSUNG (South Korea), NLMK (Russia), HAIER (China), TATA Chemicals & AMUL. 23 nodes/projects in other Industrial Corridors are under various stages of planning & development.
  • Bengaluru-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (BMIC)
    • Envisioned to facilitate development of a well-planned and resource-efficient industrial base in the two states of Karnataka and Maharashtra
    • Perspective Plan for the overall corridor has been prepared and Dharwad (Karnataka) and Satara (Maharashtra) have been identified as the priority nodes.
  • Bengaluru-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (BMIC)
    • Dharwad node has been envisaged to be developed for achieving an accelerated development and regional industry agglomeration in the State of Karnataka
    • project spreads across an area of over 6,000acres andis in close proximity to Hubballi-Dharwad twin city (second largest Municipal Corporation in Karnataka State) which is poised to be the flag-bearer for the next industrial revolution in Karnataka.
    • Site is well connected by roads (NH 48 & 67) which connects the metro cities Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa along with other major urban centres.
    • Existing railway station at Dharwad is located at a distance of 25 km and proposed Dharwad-Belgavi rail line is adjacent to the site.
    • Hubbali airport is at a distance of 30 kms while the nearest sea ports are at Karwar(170 km) and Goa (180 km).
    • The proposed industrial development at Dharwad will augment the existing industrial development and create an investment destination for various categories of industries through provision of large-scale regional trunk infrastructure at Dharwad and tap the potential of the existing road/rail freight movement (strategic position in BMIC corridor