DRONAGIRI SEZ

Published: 12th October 2006
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Dronagiri is a large and comprehensive Port-based township, set over 2500 hectares of land. Dronagiri has office complex, warehousing facilities, exclusive residential area and SEZ. Located close to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India's most high-tech and modern major sea port in the southern end of Navi Mumbai. It is currently handling 10 millions tones of cargo every year.



Dronagiri is named after the legendary Dronagiri Hills, surrounded with creeks and sea on three sides (Panvel Creek - north, Arabian Sea - west, Karanja Creek - south). Dronagiri is one of the 14 nodal townships of Navi Mumbai. It is connected by National Highway (NH) 4B, State Highway (SH) 41 and the Panvel-Uran existing railway line which is on its way of conversion for commuter traffic. It is proposed to have hovercraft connectivity with Greater Mumbai. Ferry services are in place between Dronagiri (Mora Jetty) and Gateway of India.



A trans harbour link connecting South Mumbai to Dronagiri is in process. The existing Mumbai International/Domestic Airport is at a distance of 48 kms. and the proposed International Airport is only 8 kms away. The upcoming Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Pune Knowledge Corridor is at a distance of 25 kms from the township.



Navi Mumbai the city of the 21st Century is being developed as a counter magnet to Mumbai, with the basic objective of curbing further growth of the mega city of Mumbai. The largest new town development in the world, Navi Mumbai spreads over 344 sq. km with the entire essential infrastructure in place. This modern city, with a target population of 2 million is being developed as a series of self contained nodes strung along an efficient Mass Transport System. The well-planned transportation network consisting of Road, Rail and Waterway systems makes the Navi Mumbai easily accessible from all parts of the country.



The proposed Domestic cum International Airport is envisaged to further enhance this accessibility. A host of unique projects on the anvil such as the Multiplex and Family Entertainment Complex, International Exhibition Centre, Amusement Park, Golf Course, Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the like are expected to catapult Navi Mumbai on to the world map.



Navi Mumbai, strategically located on the proposed Mumbai Pune 'Knowledge Corridor', has been receiving a lot of thrust with respect to Information Technology. The Government of Maharashtra has plans drawn up to develop Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune as high tech habitats for IT Industry.



The proposed trans-harbour link between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai is further expected to enhance the status of this city by forming yet another link with Mumbai. The water and power supply is abundant and uninterrupted and meeting existing demand with major projects under implementation to meet future demands. A well planned system for drainage, sewage and holding ponds for tidal water ensure freedom from flooding during monsoon.



CIDCO takes great care in preserving the natural environment and has reserved 58% of land in Navi-Mumbai for parks, gardens, green belts under power transmission lines, open areas, no-development zones and afforestation, to maintain a green and clean environment throughout this fast developing metropolis.



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