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Delhi to scan auto cluster on Dec. 27

The Union ministry of commerce will review the Rs 65-crore auto cluster project on December 27, calling a meeting with representatives from the state who are hopeful of flagging off the pending plan in Adityapur by next year.

Managing director of special purpose vehicle Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited R.K. Sinha said that joint secretary in the ministry Shuvra Singh would review the project at Udyog Bhavan in New Delhi.

On the status of the project, Sinha said that work for the hi-tech laboratory, the most important component, was going on in full swing.

Sinha revealed that Ramky Engineering Limited recently bagged the contract for establishing a Rs 10-crore common effluent treatment plant, another critical unit of the project.

The effluent plant on 12 acres in Gamharia will treat liquid waste and supply recycled water to industrial units.

Once it is commissioned, Kharkhai River will be protected from exposure to five million litres of liquid waste generated daily by the 1,200-odd micro small and medium enterprises in the Adityapur industrial area.

“As a result, the Kharkhai will not get polluted and the industries, too, will make optimum use of the water made available,” said Sinha.

Chief minister Arjun Munda has given his consent to lay the foundation stone of the effluent plant in January 2013, he added.

Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited will also sign a pact with Hyderabad-based Ramky Engineering on Monday that will require the firm to complete the project in eight months from the day of the foundation stone laying ceremony.

Sinha said they were awaiting environment clearance from the ministry of environment and forests for construction of a hazardous waste management facility, a part of the cluster, in 25 acres at Dugni in Adityapur industrial area. He was optimistic of getting the clearance within one month.

The hi-tech lab is expected to be operational from July next. The hi-tech lab is expected to become operational from July next. AACL also has a target to open the effluent plant and the waste management facility by December 2013.