In its efforts to come out of the BIMARU status, Uttar Pradesh government has planned a RS 8000 crore investment in setting up Industrial Nodes along the five expressways it had constructed in the state with central assistance. Uttar Pradesh has one of the best highways in the country with every corner of the vast state linked by eight lane expressway built in the last eight years.
As the second phase of development the state Industrial development authority is all set to establish five industrial nodes along the expressways. The expressways identified for development include Agra Lucknow expressway, Purvanchal expressway, Bundelkhand expressway, Gorakhpur link expressway and the Ganga expressway
The industrial development corporation at its meeting held in Lucknow last week has identified as many as 30 industrial nodes involving around 6000 acres of land
The state has come out of land locked handicap being connected to both Delhi Mumbai and Ludhiana and Kolkata dedicated freight corridors. The central government has invested nearly five thousand crores for .developing inland waterways in the state under National waterways number one with Varanasi as the base port. Cargo loaded at Varanasi reaches Kolkata port within 12 hours by the cheapest mode of transport. The state has several international airports and metro rail in half a dozen towns.