The Government of India is developing Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) along the alignment of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) traversing a route length of 1839 km in six states. The objective of AKIC is to optimize the present economic and employment potential of the region, stimulate investments particularly in manufacturing, agro-processing, services and export-oriented units and promote overall economic development of the area through creation of high standard infrastructure and an enabling business environment. AKIC is proposed to be developed in a band of 150-200 Kms on either side of EDFC, in a phased manner. AKIC will have an influence area across seven states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Further, the BaddiBarotiwalaNalagarh (BBN) area in Himachal Pradesh is located at around 70 kms from the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), thus, falling in the influence zone of AKIC and the same has also been included in the AKIC Corridor for development. 

AKIC is intended to facilitate development of a well-planned and resource-efficient industrial base served by world-class sustainable connectivity infrastructure, bringing significant benefits in terms of innovation, manufacturing, job creation and resource security to states coming within its influence region. The availability of world class infrastructure along the Corridor shall also enable increased investments in manufacturing and industrial activities in these eight states. In the first phase, following Integrated Manufacturing Clusters (IMCs) have been identified for development: 

  • Hisar Integrated Manufacturing Cluster IMC, Haryana 2988 acre (2 phase development
  • PragKhurpia Integrated Manufacturing Cluster, Uttarakhand (1,002 acres)
  • Rajpura-Patiala IMC, Punjab (1,100 acres)
  • IMC at Agra, Uttar Pradesh (1,059 acres)&Saraswati Hi Tech city, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (1,141 acres)
  • New Bahri Node, Jharkhand
  • IMC at Gaya, Bihar (1,600 acres)

AKIC Executive Summary Report.