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Amritsar–Delhi–Kolkata Industrial Corridor

Location of Amritsar, Delhi and Kolkata within India

The Amritsar Delhi Kolkata Industrial corridor (ADKIC) is a proposed economic corridor in India between the cities of Amritsar, Delhi and Kolkata, developed by the Government of India.

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.

As of 20 January 2014, the Government of India has approved the project.[1]


Ministry of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma has proposed the establishment of a 5,749 crore (US$830 million) for the first phase. The Minister said these projects are important in terms of boosting the manufacturing sector in the country as it would help in creating millions of jobs.[2] [3]

States IncludedEdit

The ADKIC will be spread across 20 cities in seven states: Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, extending from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni near Kolkata . The cities which will covered by the ADKIC Project are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Saharanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Haridwar, Dehradun, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Aligarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan and Kolkata.[4] The corridor would be built along the 1,839 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight corridor between Khurja and Mugalsarai, and will leverage the Inland Waterway System being developed along National Waterway 1 which extends from Allahabad to Haldia. The IMG has also proposed to integrate the existing highway network.[5]

The development of ADKIC be taken up in a band of 150-200 km on either side of EDFC, in a phased manner. In the first Phase, every State could promote at least one cluster of about 10 km2. area to be called Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC), in which 40 percent area would be earmarked permanently for manufacturing and processing activities. ADKIC will use both the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach and non-PPP approach. The non-PPPable trunk infrastructure will be developed by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) or Implementation Agency vested with the task of setting up the IMCs, through grant-in-aid.[6]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ PTI (21 December 2013), Commerce Ministry to soon seek Cabinet approval for Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor - Economic Times,
  3. ^ "Cabinet approval for Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor likely in Jan: Anand Sharma - India - DNA". Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata industrial corridor to benefit 20 cities: Panel". Business Standard. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Inter Ministerial Group presents report on Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (ADKIC): Press Releases: Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh". 18 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.