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Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) Project planned by the Government of India covers seven States including Punjab. In consultation with State Government, Rajpura- Patiala has been identified as an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC) for development in the State of Punjab.

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Details About the Corridor

  • It is an ambitious project aimed at developing an Industrial Zone spanning across seven states in India with benefits for 20 cities under these states.

  • The project is intended to bring about major expansion of infrastructure and industry in the states along the route of the corridor.

  • The corridor encompasses one of the most densely populated regions in the world and houses about 40 % of India’s population.

  • This is a region which needs a major push for industrialization and job-creation.

  • It has been approved as of 20 January 2014 by the Government of India to boost manufacturing sector and agro-processing plants in the country.

  • The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) (backbone railway of the Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Development Corridor) will extend from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuri near Kolkata.

  • The AKIC will spread across 20 cities which will include the Indian States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

  • The cities to be covered are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Saharanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Moradabad, Bareilly, Aligarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahbad, Varanasi, Patna, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur and Kolkata.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 11, 2019

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