Eight more logistics parks along ORR: KTR

Ministers K.T. Rama Rao and P. Sabita Indra Reddy, MD of Ancon Group, Rajashekar Vodela, and others at HMDA Ancon Logistics Park in Mangalapally, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, on Friday.  

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K. T. Rama Rao revealed plans to develop eight logistics parks along the Outer Ring Road, in addition to the two under construction on the city suburbs.

During his address after inauguration of the first ever logistics park in Telangana at Mangalpally of Ibrahimpatnam municipality, the minister listed various government initiatives for development of suburban municipalities, and said logistics was one among the 14 thrust areas under the Telangana government’s industrial policy.

Crediting the ORR for enhancing the scope of development on all sides of the city, Mr. Rama Rao said sites were being identified for setting up inter-state bus terminals along the ORR, and two important railway terminals were coming up at Cherlapally and Edulanagulapally.

Industrialisation was the priority of the government, and implementation of GST across the country had only increased the investment opportunities for Hyderabad, owing to its geographical advantages, he said.

The Mangalpally logistics park was the first such in the country developed in public-private-partnership mode, which would offer 1,000 direct jobs and the same number of indirect jobs, he said. The second park at Bata Singaram too would be launched in a few months.

Mentioning the proposals for Aerospace Park in Eliminedu and IT hub in Adibhatla, Mr.Rama Rao said municipalities such as Turkayamjal, Ibrahimpatnam, and Amberpet are fast getting urbanised, and it is crucial to provide facilities commensurate with the development.

Speaking of the pharma city proposal at Muchharla village, he assured people that there would not be pollution of the surrounding villages as state-of-the-art technology would be deployed for production.

Responding to a request by MLA M. Kishan Reddy, he promised to grant ₹40 crore for development of four municipalities in the constituency and ₹14 crore more for STP at Kuntloor village. He alerted those planning to contest the coming municipal polls to read the new Municipal Act before they got into the fray, as its provisions would be strictly implemented.

The Mangalpally Logistics Park was developed on 22 acres of land through collaboration between HMDA and Ancon group. Construction of the park was 60% completed, with Grade-A warehousing facilities, parking for 250 trucks and a dormitory for drivers in place. Structures were built to accommodate facilities such as restaurant, clinic, pharmacy, convenience store, and others. More facilities such as fuel station and auto-mobile repair centre were yet to be established.

MD of Ancon Group Rajashekar Vodela shared his intentions to develop close to two million square feet of logistics parks across India in the coming five years, with an investment close to ₹400 crore.

Director of HMDA B.Srinivas said four more logistics parks were being planned at Patancheru, IDA Bolarum, Pudur and Shamshabad. Minister for Education Sabita Indra Reddy, and legislator M. Kishan Reddy attended the event.

The minister also launched central lighting between Hayatnagar and Kotwalguda, besides laying foundation for 2BHK houses at Patelguda village and sewerage works at Jillelaguda.

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