The Uttar Pradesh government is set to embark on the development of industrial corridors alongside the five new expressways spanning the state, allocating a substantial fund of ₹7,000 crore for this expansive project.
More than 30 sites have been pinpointed along these five expressways, covering an extensive total area surpassing 5800 hectares.
Under the visionary directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) is orchestrating the establishment of industrial hubs along key expressways, namely the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway, and Ganga Expressway.
In a recent high-level meeting on Saturday, UPEIDA unveiled the detailed plans for industrial corridors along these expressways. The Ganga Expressway, connecting 12 districts, is slated to have 11 strategically selected sites for industrial corridor development, covering a sprawling total area of 1522 hectares, with an estimated expenditure of approximately ₹2300 crore.
Simultaneously, the Bundelkhand Expressway, linking seven districts, is earmarked for industrial development at six identified sites, encompassing 1884 hectares, with an expected expenditure exceeding ₹1500 crore.
Moreover, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, threading through ten districts, will witness industrial corridor development across five chosen sites, spanning a total area of 532 hectares, with an estimated investment of around ₹650 crore.
The Purvanchal Expressway, connecting nine districts, is poised for industrial growth at five designated sites, covering 1586 hectares, and an estimated expenditure likely to touch ₹2300 crore.
The Gorakhpur Link Expressway, traversing four districts, has identified two sites for industrial corridor development, totalling 345 hectares, with an estimated financial outlay of ₹320 crore.