To support Uttar Pradesh’s ambition of becoming a trillion-dollar economy, the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) is set to invest Rs 8,000 crore in the development of industrial corridors along the state’s extensive expressway network.

According to reports, 1,812 hectares of land, valued at Rs 3,200 crore, have already been acquired at 25 locations under the Chief Minister Industrial Area Expansion and New Industrial Area Promotion Scheme for this initiative.

These industrial corridors will span 29 districts at 30 locations and will be developed along six expressways. This aligns with the state government’s vision of transforming Uttar Pradesh into ‘Udyog Pradesh’, and is expected to create thousands of jobs.

Industrial corridors will be established along both sides of the Purvanchal Expressway, Agra Lucknow Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, and the proposed Chitrakoot Link Expressway. This also includes the under-construction Ganga Expressway and Gorakhpur Link Expressway.

Land acquisition has commenced along the Bundelkhand Expressway in Banda, Jalaun, Auraiya, Mahoba, Chitrakoot, and Hamirpur. Similarly, land is being acquired along the Ganga Expressway in Meerut, Hardoi, Sambhal, Unnao, Amroha, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Pratapgarh, Hapur, Prayagraj, and Raebareli.

In addition, land purchases are in progress in Sultanpur, Ghazipur, Ambedkar Nagar, Barabanki, and Amethi along the Purvanchal Expressway; in Ambedkar Nagar for the Gorakhpur Link Expressway; and in Etawah for the Agra Lucknow Expressway.

The land acquisition process has yet to begin in Kanpur Nagar, Agra, Kannauj, and Firozabad along the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, as well as in Lucknow for the Purvanchal Expressway.

The most significant land acquisitions have been in Meerut, Sambhal, Unnao, and Hardoi.

These expressways have quietly transformed the state’s previously poor road infrastructure and have opened up significant opportunities for industrial expansion.

Recent reports suggest that the state has received project proposals worth approximately Rs 40,038 crore, supported by a new policy to encourage semiconductor manufacturing and attract global investments.

Negotiations are also underway with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to establish next-generation industrial parks based on this model. The government’s overall target is to acquire 5,598 hectares to advance this initiative.