Industrial township on Lucknow - Kanpur Road gets nod

Lucknow Industrial Development Authority’s (LIDA) ambitious project to develop an integrated industrial township on Lucknow-Kanpur Road got the final nod from the LIDA’s board of directors.
Presiding over the meeting, principal secretary, infrastructure and industrial development department (IIDD), Surya Pratap Singh said, “There is tremendous potential of developing this industrial corridor on the lines of Noida and Greater Noida as a robust transport infrastructure already exists here.” Singh is also the chairman and chief executive officer of LIDA.
The LIDA board of directors also approved the draft Master Plan-2031, paving way for the long-term development of organised industrial growth on Lucknow-Kanpur corridor. The Master Plan has been prepared with the vision to plan LIDA area for induced development in three different zones on NH-25. These are multi-functional zone towards Lucknow, tourism and conversation zone near Nawabganj bird sanctuary and industrial zone towards Unnao and Kanpur. These zones will be equipped with high quality working environment and infrastructure, said LIDA. LIDA officials have been instructed to complete the formalities of finalising the Master Plan. Singh told officials that timelines should be fixed and public objections be invited at the earliest after which a committee would dispose off issues. “Details of present encroachments should also be compiled,” he added.
The Lucknow-Kanpur industrial corridor was proposed to be developed as a counter magnet of National Capital Region, hence the NCR Planning Board is being considered as a source of funds for development projects under LIDA.
The proposed township covers 29,996 hectare of notified area in 84 villages. It would comprise 20% industrial, 26% residential, 20% recreational, 16% transportation, 12% for public/semi-public amenities, 4% mixed and 2% commercial purposes area.
The state government is also trying to get ‘Early Bird’ status for Allahabad manufacturing cluster under Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (ADKIC) project. It requires around 2,500 acre land, of which 1,200 acre is already available.
UP is the biggest beneficiary (57%) in the proposed alignment of 1,840 km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) which runs through Punjab, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The state government has already submitted the concept paper on developing ADKIC on the lines of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.
The board also approved the construction of a new office building for LIDA, framing of service rules for employees and launch of a multi-storey residential scheme on Lucknow-Kanpur Road.

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