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Inauguration of hi-tech lab at auto cluster in July

Jamshedpur : The important component of the Rs 65-crore auto cluster, the hi-tech lab, is set for inauguration in July this year.

The board of directors of Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited ( AACL), a special purpose body formed to develop infrastructure in the industry hub of Adityapur in neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district will meet on June 14 to decide the final day for commissioning of the project.

“We are happy that the project is inching closer. The construction work of the hi-tech lab is almost complete. During the board of directors meeting we will finalise the date of inauguration and the chief guest,” said R K Sinha, managing director of AACL.

Spread in 30,000 sq. feet area, the double-storeyed centrally air-conditioned entailed an investment of Rs 12 crore for the building. Machines worth Rs 10 crore have been already procured while a consignment of another Rs 22 crore meant for state-of -the-art machines is expected to arrive in the next couple of months.

The hi-tech lab on the Tata-Kandra road will provide tailor made solutions in designing the auto component products. The auto cluster project is the first and the only of its king project in the eastern region. It will benefit around 800 auto units based in the Adityapur industrial area.

Work on the hi-tech lab, the most important part of the cluster project is executed by the civil wing of telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Regarding the hazardous waste management facility which will come up on the 25 acres of land at Dugni in the same district, Sinha said that they have recently got the nod from the Union environment and forest ministry for commencing the project. ” The hazardous waste management facility is one of the three key elements of the cluster project. We are happy to get the nod the project, which was pending for a long time. Work will begin soon for the hazardous waste plant,” he said.

It may be mentioned that the project comes under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS), the Centre is providing a 75 per cent subsidy worth Rs 48.75 crore of the Rs 65.63 crore project cost, the Jharkhand government another 10 per cent (Rs 6.53 crore) aand other individual companies of the area would contribute the
balance amount of Rs 9.84 crore .

Government of India through Ministry of Commerce & Industries launched a scheme called Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS) for development of Infrastructure of Industrial Area all over the Country for the rapid development of economy.

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