UP Defence Corridor

Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor took off to an encouraging start with the announcement of investments worth over Rs. 3700 crore in defence production at the Meet organized at Aligarh on 11 August 2018. Hon’ble Defence Minister, Govt. of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said “Instead of using our own production facilities, we are blindly buying from abroad. Prime Minister is of the view...mobilise and activate these units, and link the private sector with them, so that there is a reduction in the import bill." The Govt. of UP vide Industrial Development Department, has nominated UPEIDA (Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority) as the Nodal Agency for:

  • Land acquisition related works for Defence Corridor
  • Execution, implementation and proprietorship of Defence Corridor through the medium of a Special Purpose Vehicle as per the guidelines of Govt. of India’s Defence Policy.

The Government has identified the following nodes for UP Defence Industrial Corridor:

The Criteria for the Selection of the nodes is as given below:

  • Connectivity (Road, Rail and Air)
    • Agra – Well connected by Rail and Air.
      • Connected to Lucknow by Agra-Lucknow Expressway
      • Connected to Aligarh by NH 509
      • Connected to Jhansi by NH 44
    • Kanpur – Well connected by Rail and Air.
      • Connected to Agra by Agra-Lucknow Expressway
      • Connected to Lucknow by NH 27
    • Chitrakoot – Well connected by Rail. Nearest airport Bamrauli (Prayagraj) 100 km away.
      • Well connected to other nodes by Bundelkhand Expressway
    • Lucknow– Well connected by Air, Rail and Agra-Lucknow Expressway
    • Jhansi – Well connected by Rail. Airport proposed in Jhansi.
      • Connected to Agra by NH 44.
    • Aligarh – Well connected to Delhi and Agra by road. Proposed Airport in Jewar nearby in addition to operational airport at Agra.
  • Enabling Infrastructure (Power, Water, Land)
  • Type of Land
  • Land Cost
  • Demographic Profile

The Authority, in keeping with the importance of the project has procured 590 Ha (approximately 66% of the land) in Jhansi and Chitrakoot.