- UPEIDA identifies sites for industrial centers alongside various expressways in the state
- Industries will be set up along Agra-Lucknow, Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Gorakhpur Link and Ganga Expressway
- Govt will spend an estimated amount of more than Rs 7000 cr on development of industrial centres along various expressways in the state
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: Along with improving the connectivity of the state by constructing new expressways, the Yogi government is also working on developing them as industrial corridors by establishing industrial centres along these expressways, with an estimated budget of more than Rs 7000 crore.
In this regard, on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has identified sites for industrial centers. According to the plan, UPEIDA will establish industrial centers along 5 expressways in the state. These include the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway, and Ganga Expressway.
Details of identified sites presented before CM
UPEIDA presented details of the identified industrial corridors along these five expressways to the Chief Minister in a high-level meeting on Saturday. According to this, 11 sites have been chosen for industrial corridors along the Ganga Expressway, which connects a total of 12 districts in the state, with a total area of 1522 hectares. The estimated expenditure on this is around Rs 2300 crore.
Similarly, 6 sites have been identified along the Bundelkhand Expressway connecting 7 districts. The proposed area for this is 1884 hectares, with an estimated expenditure of more than Rs 1500 crore.
More than 30 Sites and 5800 hectares of land identified
Similarly, 5 sites have been selected in 10 districts connected to the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. The total area for this is 532 hectares, and the estimated expenditure for its development is around Rs 650 crore. Meanwhile, 5 places have been identified for the industrial corridor on the Purvanchal Expressway connecting 9 districts, the proposed area of which is 1586 hectares and the estimated expenditure is likely to be Rs 2300 crore.
The fifth and final expressway is the Gorakhpur Link Expressway. For this, 2 sites have been chosen in 4 districts for industrial centers, with a total area of 345 hectares and an estimated expenditure of Rs 320 crore. In total, more than 30 sites have been identified along these five expressways, with a total area exceeding 5800 hectares.
Determination of rates for land purchase under process
All 108 villages associated with the identified 30 sites by UPEIDA have been notified by the state government. Additionally, Rs 200 crore has been released to the respective 6 District Magistrates for land purchase. Moreover, an order has also been issued to release Rs 1500 crore on the lines of Bundelkhand Industrial Authority for purchasing land. Determining the rates for purchasing land at the district level is currently underway.
Uttar Pradesh is the state with maximum expressways
It is noteworthy that Uttar Pradesh is the state with the highest number of expressways in the country. Currently Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, Meerut-Delhi Expressway and Yamuna Expressway are operational in the state.
Additionally, construction is progressing rapidly on Gorakhpur Link Expressway, Ballia Link Expressway, Ganga Expressway, Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway, Delhi-Saharanpur-Dehradun Expressway, Ghaziabad-Kanpur Expressway, and Gorakhpur-Siliguri Expressway.
Similar to the development activities along the Yamuna Expressway, where industrial centers are being established through various commercial and residential schemes, including Noida International Airport, film city, toy park, and logistics park, similar activities are anticipated along the other expressways.