The Government of India intends to develop the Delhi-Nagpur Industrial Corridor (DNIC) Project proposed with National Highways (being developed under the North South Corridor of National Highways Development Project) as a backbone and in close vicinity to the North-South DFC future Corridor, utilizing the existing Highway and Dedicated Freight Corridor along this route.

The objective of DNIC would be to optimize the present economic and employment potential of the region, stimulate investments particularly in the 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 pro-business environment. The DNIC is proposed to be developed on either side of National Highway/ N-S DFC, in a phased manner. The DNIC will have an influence area across States of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Perspective Plan works have been initiated.