Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 10,000-acre Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), India’s first greenfield industrial smart city. The utilities in the city will be managed by the Command and Control Centre, which is housed in the five-storey administrative building called the Auric Hall. AURIC city is part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the ambitious Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) was not merely being developed as a ‘smart industrial city’, but would be a pulsating centre of the country’s industrial activity in the near future. He was speaking on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the AURIC project’s central administrative and commercial building, touted as the country’s first greenfield ‘smart industrial city.
“The signature building of the AURIC is now ready to serve a ‘new’ Aurangabad city. But Aurangabad is set to be the new benchmark of industrial progress as AURIC will not only be ‘a smart city’, but also a thriving centre of India’s industrial activity besides being an integral part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Several big companies have already started work here while many more are to come. These companies will generate lakhs of jobs for the youth in the coming years,” said Mr. Modi.