BrahMos missile makers to invest Rs 300 crore to set up shop in Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor
A company source said that over 100 BrahMos missiles are planned to be built over the next three years. In this regard, Brahmos Aerosapce CEO and MD Sudhir Kumar Misra met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and sought 200 acres of land for the project.
BrahMos Aerospace will invest Rs 300 crore in setting up its missile manufacturing unit at Lucknow node under the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor.
A company source said that over 100 BrahMos missiles are planned to be built over the next three years.
In this regard, Brahmos Aerospace CEO and MD Sudhir Kumar Misra met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and sought 200 acres of land for the project.
The official said that an agreement had been reached to provide the company with 200 acres of land to build the BrahMos Production Centre.
There are 6 nodes in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor. These include Lucknow, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Agra, and Aligarh nodes.
The BrahMos cruise missile is a state-of-the-art cruise missile designed, developed and produced by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia.
The supersonic cruise missile is based on the technology seen in Russia's P-800 Oniks cruise missile.
As per government estimates, sources said, about 500 engineers and technical people will get direct employment in the BrahMos Production Center. Another 5,000 people are expected to get indirect employment and 10,000 would get work through the production centre.
According to Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority officials, at least 29 firms submitted their plans to the government for setting up shop in the Aligarh node and sought land for the same.
Similarly, 11 firms wanted land for setting up factories in the Lucknow node, eight in the Kanpur node and six in the Jhansi node. Based on the proposals, UPEDIA has so far allotted 55.4 hectares of land in the Aligarh node to 19 international companies. At least four acres of land have been allotted to two companies in the Kanpur node and 15 acres of land have been earmarked for another firm in Jhansi.