Setting up of
the multi-product JNPT-SEZ on freehold land of 277 hectares was conceived under
the aegis of ‘Sagarmala’ programme of the ministry of shipping and is expected
to attract global majors and be a game changer for the economy of the region.
Gadkari, honourable minister for Shipping, Road Transport, Highways and water
resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation handed over second round
of land allotment certificates to successful bidders on 20 October 2018.
Out of 450 acres of the leasable land for
development, 75 acres of land have been allotted to 16 investors and JNPT has
collected a premium of Rs 630 crores by allotting these to successful bidders
through 3 tenders floated by JNPT.
Out of 16 bidders, 15 companies fall
under MSME category signalling the potential to create good employment
opportunities which will benefit primarily the local people.
10 bidders’, awarded Letter of Intent at
the function held in Mumbai, names are:
Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (DP World
2. S S Clutch Mfg. Co Pvt Ltd
3. Sarveshwar Logistics Services Pvt. Ltd.
4. RK Sweet Mars Pvt. Ltd.
5. Sarveshwar Logistics Services Pvt. Ltd.
6. Spareage Sealing solutions LLP
7. OWS Warehouse Services LLP
8. Rudra Flexipack LLP
RK Flexo Printers Packers LLP
SG Pharma Pvt Ltd
JNPT-SEZ has made substantial progress
after Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone
for the project in 2014. The SEZ has
made 35% progress in the EPC work and the EPC work is expected to be completed
by July 2019.
It is expected that
a total of 4,000 direct employments will be created in the next two years while
the overall potential to create employment is pegged at 25,000 jobs. A total
investment of Rs 450 crore is expected in the first 2 years and the total
investment of Rs 4,000 crore is expected in the entire SEZ.
Speaking at a
function after handing over the land allotment certificates, Shri Gadkari
said,” JNPT-SEZ is making smooth progress and I am very happy that global investors
are taking great interest in setting up their units at JNPT-SEZ. Making India
an industrial hub and producing goods in India at competitive costs are our
major goals and JNPT-SEZ will go a long way in fulfilling this goal. Providing
jobs to the local people and inclusive development of the region will be realised
Minister also shared that there is ample investment interest from global
players and are expecting their bids to come in soon.
The minister also
observed that JNPT-SEZ has set up a very transparent and industry friendly policy
for attracting investments. Some of these are:
Completely online, paperless and transparent allotment process
Clear land title (with all clearances) with state-of-the-art
infrastructure being provided (uninterrupted water supply, power supply, etc.)
Single window approval as JNPT has SPA status, Electricity
Distribution License from MERC (key selling point amongst investors)
Excellent global/ domestic connectivity (~5 kms from JNPT, ~15 kms
from Navi Mumbai Airport, Node for DFC, Excellent connectivity to Mumbai
through Trans-harbour link)
JNPT SEZ has a dedicated investor cell to help address all queries/
documentation for potential investors