Electronic manufacturing cluster at Hosur: An outline

Wednesday, October 09, 2013: M/s GMR has proposed setting up an electronic manufacturing cluster (EMC) in Hosur, Tamil Nadu in 527.08 acres of land and has been accorded in-principal approval by DeitY. Details of this EMC are as under:

Location: Located at Hosur, Krishnagiri 25 Kms from Hosur
Special Investment region in Tamil Nadu, the cluster is near Chennai – Bangalore Industrial corridor.

Road Connectivity: Located on National Highway 7 between Bangalore and Chennai Sate Highway between Hosur and Royakottai (SH-17), meeting point of Golden Quadrilateral and North South Corridor

Connectivity to Airport: Nearest Airports-Bangalore 100 Kms,Coimbatore 275 Kms & TAAL Cargo Airport (20 Kms)

Connectivity via Rail: Broad Gauge line is adjacent to southern boundary of the site

Connectivity via Sea: Nearest ports: Chennai port- 320 Kms,Cochin port – 357 Kms, Ennore-340 Kms, Mangalore -372 Kms

Power Availability: Power to be wheeled in from GMR
EMC, Hosur: Location Map Group’s power plant (installed capacity of 837 MW and 8,448 under implementation) through national transmission lines up to Shoolagiri and then through dedicated 220 kV substation proposed within the cluster. As per Applicant, the substation at Shoolagiri is fed from different generating stations located at Neyveli, Talcher and Mettur. Centralized Diesel Generator (DG) sets are planned as a backup for common facilities.

Water Availability: The Applicant intends to draw water from Cauvery River at downstream of Mettur dam which is approx 120 km from the site and treated water from Kelavarapally dam (35 km from site).

Environmental clearance: The applicant will be submitting Technical Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report about the proposed cluster in accordance to the Guidance manual for Industrial Estates along with the final DPR.

Proposed Project for which assistance sought: GMR infrastructure Ltd, plans to establish and develop Basic Infrastructure Network, Utility Plants, Common Facilities, Social Welfare Facilities, etc. over an area of 527.08 acres at an estimated project cost of Rs 549.50 crores.

Anchor clients/Interested parties: The Applicant expects to house 20-25 ESDM units in the cluster with expected investments by the units in the EMC to be of the order of ~Rs. 7,000 Crore. The Applicant has received Letters of Intent from two prospective constituent units, M/s Olwen Energy Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Aargee Equipments Pvt. Ltd., expressing their interest to setup units in the proposed EMC.

About the promoter: GMR Group, Bangalore, GMR Group is a Bangalore headquartered global infrastructure major with interests in Infrastructure. Currently, the Group has an operational asset base worth over US$ 4.2 billion. Founded in 1978, the Group is well diversified and professionally managed. Employing the Public Private Partnership model, the Group has successfully implemented several iconic infrastructure projects in India.

Details of In-principle Approval: The in- principle approval for setting up a Greenfield EMC at Hosur, Krishnagiri, in Tamil Nadu has been accorded to M/s GIL on 8th August 2013 for development of common/ basic infrastructure facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 549.50 Crores.

Contact Details: Shri. Madhu Terdal, CEO, Urban Infra Business, GMR Infrastructure Limited, IBC Knowledge Park Phase II., “D” Block, 10th Floor, No.4/1 Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 56029, Tel +91-80-40432925 E-mail:

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