New Delhi: The Delhi government has opted for the PPP-mode to improve infrastructure in the capital's industrial estates. Bids have been issued for three projects under BOT-framework to upgrade infrastructure in three estates -- Narela, Bawana, and Okhla and Patparganj bundled together.

Infrastructure in each industrial estate would cover roads, drainage, water supply, waste water, solid waste, parking, horticulture, and street lighting.

Delhi Industry Minister Rama Kant Goswami on Saturday visited the Narela industrial complex in north-west Delhi to inspect the launch of redevelopment work of the Narela industrial area on PPP-mode.

Goswami said a consultant was appointed by Delhi government's Industries Department for infrastructure mapping, gap assessment, identification of various projects on Public-Private Partnership (PPP)-mode and undertaking the bid process management to select private sector players for the projects. 

Goswami was accompanied by Chetan Sanghi, CMD, Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp (DSIIDC) and other senior officers of DSIIDC and Industries Department. 

The minister said that based on a feasibility study, DSIIDC had issued bids for three projects independently under the Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT) framework -- Narela , Bawana, and Okhla and Patparganj bundled together.

Goswami said that in this model, the concessionaire will redevelop the estate within two years and maintain it during the entire concession period at own cost. 

DSIIDC CMD Sanghi said the concessionaire will be entitled to collect maintenance charges from the individual industry at the rate of Rs.10 per sqm per month and annuity from DSIIDC after completion of development work.

Sanghi informed that DSIIDC has already awarded the work for two projects in Narela and Bawana for annuity of Rs.21.5 crore and Rs.7.48 crore, respectively.

(Agencies)