UP Defence Corridor
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Defence Acquisition Procedure, 2020
Promulgated by MoD on 30 Sep 2020. For meeting "Offset obligations", a Multiplier of 2 has been given for investments in Defence Industrial Corridors (Under Multiplier, Para 5.8, Page 112)
06-10-2020 Click here to View

Establishing Of Defence Industrial Corridor

India is fast emerging as a major aerospace and Defence market with requirements of over USD 250 billion by 2025. These Defence requirements are spanning from military aircraft, submarines, helicopters, land systems to weapons and sensors. With the aim of leveraging the economic opportunity present and achieving self-reliance in aerospace and Defencesector the government of India announced setting up of two Defence industrial corridors, one in Uttar Pradesh and the other in Tamil Nadu, during the Union Budget of 2018-19.

Advantage Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the fourth largest state in India and the third largest economy within the country. With a population of more than 200 million, UP has the highest number of available labour force and is one of the top five manufacturing states in India. The state also ranks first in terms of number of MSMEs in the country.

Uttar Pradesh DefenceIndustrial Corridor (UP DIC) is an aspirational project that intends to reduce foreign dependency of Indian Aerospace &Defence Sector. It took off to an encouraging start with the announcement of investments worth over Rs. 3700 crores in Defence production at the Meet organized at Aligarh on 11Aug2018. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) was made the nodal agency to execute this project in conjunction with various other state agencies. 

The state also intends to establish Common Facility Centres (CFC), Centres of Excellence (CoE) and Skill Development Centres to facilitate in providing best practices, research and development and skill development. Hence, the envisaged corridor not only targets at setting up of manufacturing hubs but also aims at generating employment opportunities to cater to the most populous state in the country.

Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor

The UPDIC is planned across 6 nodes namely – Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi, Agra Aligarh, Chitrakoot, which spreads across Central, East, West region of Uttar Pradesh and along the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Delhi – Kolkata supported by networks of expressways as under:

  • Yamuna Expressway
  • Agra – Lucknow Expressway
  • Purvanchal Expressway
  • Bundelkhand Expressway
  • Gorakhpur Link Expressway
  • Ganga Expressway
Catchment Area

Catchment Area

Milestones Achieved

  • IIT Kanpur and IIT Banaras Hindu University Varanasi have been approved by Government of Uttar Pradesh for establishment of Centre of Excellence related with DefenceIndustrial Corridor and allotted with the amount of Rs. 2.00 Crore each against total approved amount of Rs. 50.00 Crore and Rs. 69.00 Crore respectively in the financial year 2018-19. Technical institutes have started working for CoE..
  • Uttar Pradesh Defence and Aerospace Unit and Employment Promotion Policy(First Amendment) 2019 has been published by Government of Uttar Pradesh with the objective of attracting investments in U.P. Defence Industrial Corridor.
  • Guideline/Procedure for Allotment of Industrial Plots in Defence Corridor has been published for seamless land allotment procedures.
  • 32 MoUs have been signed between UPEIDA and various companies to establish manufacturing units at the nodes for U.P. Defence Industrial Corridor. Land allotment has been initiated for Aligarh and Kanpur nodes.
  • MoU signed between UPEIDA and Indian Navy on 13 Aug 2020 to facilitate identifying problem areas, finding solutions and manufacturing through Indian Industry.

In The Pipeline

  • A proposal to establish the Defence Park as a joint venture of UPEIDA and IIT, Kanpur on 30 Acre land proposed in Shivli near the IIT Kanpur has been forwarded to Department of Industrial Development   Govt of UP.
  • A proposal for setting-up of CFC at Lucknow is being initiated, to carryout Prototyping, Designing, Skilling and Incubation etc.

Land Banks

Creation of industry ready landbank for setting up of infrastructure for the Defence& Aerospace industries is the first majorpriority for the state. Towards this around 5071.19 Hectares of land, as depicted below,was proposed to be acquired in a phased manner for the corridor.

Proposed Land Banks (in Hectares)

Details of the current land banks in four nodes are as under (As on 08 Sept 2020)

District Proposed Land (In Ha) Total Land Procured  (In Ha)
Jhansi 3025.3480 1026.2857
Chitrakoot 500.0000 95.9340
Aligarh 52.9840 49.2820
Kanpur 217.7009 150.4204
Total 3796.0329 1321.9221


S.No. Node Existing Connectivity
1 Jhansi Air Airstrip (1200x23m) – 70 kms
Development of commercial airport under way.
Rail Jhansi Railway Station – 70 kms
Orai – 54 kms
Moth – 17 kms
Erich Road – 8.3 kms
Road NH 27 – 8.3 kms
State highway – under construction
Proposed Bundelkhand Expressway – 48 kms
2 Chitrakoot Air State owned airstrip of size 2500x45m
Prayagraj airport – 96 kms
Khajuraho airport – 160 kms
Rail Karwi Railway Station – 18 kms
Road NH 35 – 26 kms
Proposed Bundelkhand Expressway – 40 kms
3 Aligarh Air Helipad - 14.1 kms
Proposed airport - 50 kms
Rail Aligarh Jn - 16 kms
Road NH 34 - 10 kms
Yamuna Expressway - 36 kms
Agra Lucknow Expressway - 125 kms
Site lies on Palwal - Aligarh road
4 Kanpur Air Kanpur airport -35 kms
State owned airstrip – 56.1 kms
Rail Kanpur Jn – 23 kms
Road National Highway 2 – 13 kms
National Highway 27 – 15 kms
Agra Lucknow Expressway – 50 kms
GT Road runs parallel to site

In addition, the state plans to provide Power supply, Water supply, Road connectivity and land demarcation.

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Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor Details of MoU and Land status, Status as on 23 December 2020  File Size: 284KB | Language: English 23-12-2020 Click here to View/Download
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  Uttar Pradesh Defence and Aerospace Unit and Employment Promotion Policy (First Amendment 2019) File Size: 2.68 MB | Language: English 24-01-2020 Click here to View/Download
  Guideline / Procedure for Allotment of Industrial Plots
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  Guideline / Procedure for Allotment of Industrial Plots
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  Visit of High level delegation from Uttar Pradesh to attend the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London.  File Size: 1.98MB | Language:English 24-09-2019 Click here to View/Download
  This policy further being revised with incentives and is under process of approval File Size: 448KB | Language: English
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  Draft Guideline / Procedure for Allotment of Industrial Plots in Defence Corridor, UPEIDA File Size: 778KB | Language: English
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