The Uttar Pradesh government is set to expand its industrial footprint by developing additional industrial corridors alongside the construction of five new expressways spanning the state.
A substantial fund of Rs 7,000 crore has been earmarked for the advancement of these industrial corridors.
As per a government spokesperson, the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) will play a pivotal role in establishing industrial hubs along five key expressways: the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway, and Ganga Expressway.
This strategic initiative is in line with the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which prompted UPEIDA to identify suitable sites for the development of industrial centers.
The UPEIDA spokesperson revealed that a total of 11 sites have been carefully chosen for the creation of industrial corridors along the Ganga Expressway, effectively connecting 12 districts and covering a vast area of 1522 hectares. The estimated expenditure for this ambitious project is approximately Rs 2300 crore.
Similarly, six sites have been identified along the Bundelkhand Expressway, linking seven districts, with a proposed area of 1884 hectares. The anticipated expenditure for this endeavor is set to exceed Rs 1500 crore.
Moreover, five sites have been designated across ten districts connected to the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, covering a total area of 532 hectares. The estimated development cost for this segment is around Rs 650 crore.
Simultaneously, the Purvanchal Expressway is slated to have industrial corridors established at five different locations, connecting nine districts, and encompassing an area of 1586 hectares. The estimated expenditure for this development is expected to be Rs 2,300 crore.
The Gorakhpur Link Expressway will also host industrial corridors at two selected sites within four districts, covering a combined area of 345 hectares. The estimated expenditure for this segment is projected to be Rs 320 crore.
In total, over 30 sites have been identified along these five expressways, with a cumulative area exceeding 5800 hectares.