Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridors Project


  • Industrial corridor on Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) will have an expected investment of Approx. USD 6896 million up to 2018
  • Uttar Pradesh has highest share of around 57% (measuring 1,049 KM dissecting the state) in Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project
  • 5% equity approved by the state government


  • Two National Investment & Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) and five Industrial Zones in the industrial corridor are in UP
  • Proposed NIMZs include Auraiya National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (6,043 Hectare) and Jhansi National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (5,567 Hectare)
  • EDFC shall facilitate uninterrupted transportation of goods to sea ports
  • Industrial Estates & Logistic Hubs along EDFC for the benefit of industries
  • It shall reduce congestion at terminals and stations
  • Five Industrial Zones have been proposed, viz:
    • Pashchimanchal Industrial Zone (2,000 Hectare)
    • Braj Industrial Zone(2,000 Hectare)
    • Kanpur Logistics hub (6,000 Hectare)
    • Prayagraj-Naini-Bara Investment Zone (3,000 Hectare)
    • Mughalsari-Varanasi-Mirjapur Investment Zone (3,000 Hectare)