In a first-of-its-kind project, the Maharashtra authorities are planning to develop a tourism park inside Multi Modal International Cargo Hub and Airport, Nagpur (MIHAN).

MIHAN is the country’s first multi-product SEZ, located adjacent to the existing international airport in Nagpur. It leverages the dry port of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and benefits from its proximity to the under-construction 700-km-long Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.

The overall MIHAN project is spread over an area of 4,354 hectares, which houses an international airport on 1,364 hectares, SEZ having units of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for aircraft, information technology (IT) parks followed by manufacturing and value-added units on 1,238 hectares. In the non-SEZ area of 614 hectares, land has been reserved for a rail terminal, road terminal, residential and commercial projects and an international school including AIIMS Hospital, IIM Nagpur, etc, that have already come up.

The objective of the agency would be to conduct a feasibility study for developing a tourism park in SEZ,” said an official. “Once the report is prepared we will be in a position to give details on how much employment will be generated, how much investment will be required for coming up with a tourism park in SEZ or non-SEZ area of MIHAN,” the official added.

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