Hon’ble Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh reviewed the UP Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) project and instructed Uttar Pradesh government officials to complete the Defence Industrial Corridor work within the stipulated time. Mr. Rajnath Singh gave the instruction while reviewing, via video conference, the progress of the MoUs signed with the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project.
Mr. Tribhuvan Darbari, MD & CEO – Texmaco Defence said, “It is another big step towards the self-reliance in defence. It will also generate direct/indirect employment opportunities and bring about the growth of private domestic manufacturers, micro, small and medium enterprises and start-ups.
According to the news published in The Hindustan Times –
Chief secretary RK Tewari, additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi, additional chief secretary, infrastructure and industrial development department Alok Kumar and senior officials of the defence ministry were also present on the occasion.
“All proposed work of the defence corridor must be completed within the stipulated time,” Singh said.
On this occasion, Mr. Rajnath Singh mentioned that a cabinet note on the new policy of the defence production department was ready and would be released next month.
Mr. Rajnath Saingh, Defence Minister of India, also said that the state government must maintain regular contact with investors and take prompt action on their issues. He also stressed on expediting land acquisition work in Lucknow and Agra.
Giving details of UP Defence Industrial Corridor progress, chief secretary Tiwari said: “Six nodes have been developed in Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Kanpur and Lucknow. The state government has assigned 1461.0579 hectares of land for the project out of which 1310.2532 hectares have been acquired. This is over 90 percent of the assigned land.”
Explaining more details about UP Defence Industrial Corridor, Mr. Tiwari said: “In Jhansi 1025.4672 hectares of land have been acquired, 95.9340 hectares in Chitrakoot, 47.8440 hectares in Aligarh and 141.0080 hectares in Kanpur.”
“In Agra, land outside the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) was being explored and in Lucknow land around the Ring Road is being considered,” said the chief secretary.
UP Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) Project is one of the most aspirational projects of the Government of India. 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:
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