Work on inter city bus terminal to begin soon

The new Inter City Bus Terminal will provide some relief on city roads that are choked with vehicles. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

The new Inter City Bus Terminal will provide some relief on city roads that are choked with vehicles. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu  

It will come up on Miyapur-Kompally Intermediate Ring Road

The work on setting up an Inter City Bus Terminal (ICBT) and two Logistic Parks to provide some reprieve on Hyderabad roads that are choked with vehicles, is all set to commence soon.

According to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), which proposed these projects, final rounds of meeting are being held with the successful bidders and legal scrutinises carried out. “The concluding agreements are to be signed and rest of the ground is prepared for the work to start on the projects,” an official said.

The ICBT is to come up on a 55 acre site located on Miyapur-Kompally Intermediate Ring Road and developed over one lakh square feet. When ready, it will act as one-stop integrated facility for passengers heading for different destinations and bus operators.

200 bus bays

The terminal envisaged on international standards would be equipped with 200 bus bays and platforms for outstation buses apart from earmarking parking space for 1,000 buses.

For the city services, it will have 20 bus bays.

Extensive paraphernalia required for such terminals including fuel stations, dormitories for drivers, security presence in the form of police outposts, medical and emergency facilities along with budget hotels are to be incorporated.

Similarly, to address the increasing freight requirements of the city, the HMDA had decided to come up with two logistic parks, one at Batasingaram on Vijayawada Highway and another at Mangalapally near ORR junction on Nagarjunasagar Highway.

The Batasingaram logistic park has been envisaged on 40 acres with space for parking 500 trucks and facilities such as two lakh sft for warehouse and also provision for 10,000 metric tonnes of cold storage apart from added infrastructure such as restaurants, fuel stations and healthcare.

The freight facility at Mangalapally will come up at a 22 acre site spread over one lakh sft with parking for 250 trucks and similar ancillary facilities. In response to tenders called for by the HMDA for public private partnership (PPP) mode development of logistic parks, Mumbai-based Credence Logistics and for the one at Mangalapally, city-based Ancon Design Group were the highest bidders.

A team from the A.P. Infrastructure Development Corporation had also recently visited the sites. “It had been cleared by them also and we are in the final lap of attending to related issues for the project,” the official added.

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