UDA to develop housing, industrial hub, railway freight terminal, and a theme park

The State government has given a green signal to Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority (VGTMUDA)'s ambitious project christened Oryza Township.

The UDA proposes to develop the township in an extent of 1,450 acre on 60:40 sharing basis with the farmers and land owners in Mustabada, Nunna, and Ramavarappadu villages. The UDA's share after development of the land will be around 560 acres.

The project has various features, including housing, a railway freight terminal, a theme park in 100 to 120 acres, an industrial hub for logistics manufacturing units, a permanent exhibition ground, and shifting of some of the government institutions.

Speaking toThe Hindu, VGTMUDA Vice-Chairman G.S.R.K.R. Vijay Kumar asserts that the Oryza Township would be first of the kind with many features and necessary infrastructure. The UDA proposes roads with a width of 60 to 200 ft to suit the needs of every segment planned at the township.

A 200ft road parallel to National Highway (NH)-5 and upcoming Outer Ring Road (ORR), radial roads with a width of 120 ft to connect the Inner Ring Road, airport were being planned, he said.

The proposed theme park at the centre of the township would be developed in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and bigger than Cubbon Park in Bangalore. Taking a cue from Nagapur where rail, road, and air connectivity was provided for freight, the railway freight terminal sliding into township.

The housing would cater to all segments of society, including Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The UDA proposes to offer both constructed houses and plots at the township. The UDA would provide drinking water not just to township but also to nine villages abutting it. A permanent exhibition ground would also come up at the township in 60 acres.

“The UDA requires Rs.500 crore to develop the infrastructure. The HUDCO in principle agreed to sanction the loan. The UDA also has some funds. The project would be launched as soon as the government gave its final consent to Detailed Project Report (DPR),” he said.

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