Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) invites technical and financial proposals from interested parties for ‘Selection of a consultant for comprehensive EIA and EMP, Environmental Clearance and Forest Clearance for UP Defence Industrial Corridor Project’.
Industrial Development Department, Govt. of UP has nominated UPEIDA as the Nodal Agency for:
i. Land acquisition related works for Defence Corridor
ii. Execution, implementation and proprietorship of Defence Corridor through the medium of a Special Purpose Vehicle as per the guidelines of Govt of India’s Defence Policy.
Six Nodes in the Districts of Jhansi (3025.348 Ha.), Chitrakoot (500.00 Ha.), Lucknow – Unnao/ Jalaun (200.00 Ha.), Aligarh (100.00 Ha.), Agra (300.00 Ha.) and Kanpur Nagar (1000.00 Ha.) have been identified for the purpose of setting up of Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh.
The Nodes at Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Aligarh and Kanpur Nagar have been taken up for development in Phase-I, whereas Agra and Lucknow – Unnao/ Jalaun Nodes shall be considered for Phase-II development.
Following is the status of land purchase/acquisition/transfer process in the First phase of the Project in the Districts of Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Aligarh and Kanpur Nagar:-
Below is the Schedule for Selection Process:
“RFQ-CUM-RFP” document can be obtained from the date of issue of notice till Proposal Due Date (the “PDD”) on e-procurement platform https://etender.up.nic.in
Moreover, Several defence and aviation majors have invested in the project. 23 MoUs worth Rs 50,000 crore were inked with the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government alone through the UPEIDA.
Titan Aviation & Aerospace India Ltd (TAAIL) has asked for 6,000 acres of land at Jhansi node to set up the new facility. Ancor Research Labs LLP, a company involved in designing of electronics and software is planning to set up a facility for research and development in aerospace and defence and has asked for 20 acres of land at Aligarh node.
Similarly, Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor comprising of Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Salem and Hosur was announced by the Government of India which was inaugurated on 20th Jan 2019. This corridor will create new defence production facilities and promote clusters with necessary testing and certification facilities, export facilitation centres, technology transfer facilitation, etc.