Akola Industrial Area established in the year1972, is one of the oldest industrial estates of Maharashtra State. It was set-up with the main objective being promotion of agro based industries. The objective has been achieved. The area was set-up with 21 hectares of land in 1972 (Phase-I) has now expanded itself to cover 281 hectares. Besides this, there is a further expansion on 661 hect. of land adjoining this industrial area.
MIDC has constructed a 11.25 MLD capacity water supply scheme to cater to the water requirements of the Akola Industrial Area. The water is sourced from the Kanshivani pick up weir of Mahan Dam, with a storage capacity of sump 4000 cum and ESR 1000 cum. Dia of raw water rising main : 600 mm PSC Dia of pure water rising main : 600 mm PSC Current requirement of area : 2.00 MLD Balance capacity of plant : 9.25 MLD
Dia. of raw water rising (main) - 600 mm PSC
Dia. of pure water rising (main)- 600 mm PSC
The area is connected internally by multiple lane roads of international standards with services like storm water gutters, underground water supply etc. The width of main roads and internal road is 45 meters each. The width of some internal road is 30. All the roads are constructed using modern technologies. They are all asphalted and side gutters are provided.
There is separate telephone exchange near MIDC provided for the Industrial Area. It has provision of 1128 lines, out of which 982 lines are booked. The exchange also provides ISDN connectivity.
A 12 hectare residential area is planned very adjacent to the Akola Industrial Area in which plots have been carved out and plots allotted. The plot rate is Rs. 150-/ per square meter.
Development of truck terminus is under consideration at Akola.
MSEB has established a 132 KVA substation to meet the needs of the Industrial Area. There are 2 incoming feeder. 4 feeders of 33 KVA and 11 feeders 11 K.V. each are available at this sub-station.
MIDC has established a common facility centre having proposed housing facility of a post office, bank, dispensary etc. to facilitate industrialist's staff and workman.
Police chowky is operating in area, police staff residence is also provided near police chowky to have day and night service.
MIDC has constructed its office building, housing the Divisional and sub-divisional offices to look into speedy development of area and to provide customer service support.
Number of restaurant such as Kranti, Geeta, Vittal canteen restaurant, etc are established with having very fresh food snacks and hot/cold drinks available for any time.