Three months after receiving the approval of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, the much awaited projects of Inter City Bus Terminus (ICBT) at Miyapur and Logistic Park at Batasingaram and Mangalapally, continue to wait further for a final nod from the government.
The projects to be taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) were approved at the 4 meeting of the HMDA chaired by Mr. Reddy on January 16. These proposals were meant to provide a way out to the traffic woes piling up in the city.
Under public-private partnership mode, the ICBT is to come up as a one lakh sft massive facility and capable of providing parking space for 1,000 buses along with 20 bus bays for city buses, fuel stations, dormitories for drivers, budget hotels, police outpost, medical and emergency facilities.
One Logistic Park has been proposed at Batasingaram on Vijayawada highway in an area of 40 acres with several features that include parking space for 500 trucks along with 2 lakh sft of warehouse facility, 10,000 metric tonnes of cold storage provision, restaurants, fuel stations and health centre.
The Logistic Park was planned at Mangalapally on Nagarjunasagar Highway near ORR Bangalore junction on 22 acre site with parking provision for 250 trucks and 1 lakh sft warehouse space among others. “Once the projects are whetted by the relevant wings and clearance given, the work can start in June,” an official said.