Hy­der­abad to get ICBTS and lo­gis­tics parks

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An In­ter City Bus Ter­mi­nal (ICBT) planned by Hy­der­abad Metropoli­tan De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (HMDA) is expected to re­lieve the city roads of traf­fic be­sides, stream­lin­ing the flow of ve­hi­cles. The pro­posed ter­mi­nal com­ing up on a 55acre site sit­u­ated on Miya­purKom­pally in­ter­me­di­ate ring road will have over one lakh square feet of space.

Built as per in­ter­na­tional stan­dards the ter­mi­nal will have 200 bus bays and plat­forms for out­sta­tion buses, as the ter­mi­nal will be­come a hub for long dis­tance routes. It will also have 20 bays for city buses. In ad­di­tion to it, it will also have park­ing space for about 1,000 buses. To aug­ment pas­sen­ger am­meni­ties the ter­mi­nal will have a host of fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices inl­cud­ing fuel sta­tions, dor­mi­to­ries for driv­ers, po­lice out­posts and med­i­cal and emer­gency fa­cil­i­ties. Be­sides, it will also have bud­get ho­tels.

In ad­di­tion to bus ter­mi­nal, HMDA is also plan­ning to set up two lo­gis­tics parks to sup­port cargo trans­port. The parks will come up in Batasin­garam on Vi­jayawada High­way and in Man­gala­pally near out ring road junc­tion on the Na­gar­ju­nasagar High­way. The Batasin­garam lo­gis­tic park, planned on a 40-acre plot, will have park­ing space for 500 trucks and about two lakh square feet of ware­house in­clud­ing a spe­cial pro­vi­sion for 10,000 met­ric tonnes of cold stor­age. The Man­gala­pally park, com­ing up on a 22-acre site, will have park­ing for 250 trucks. Both the lo­gis­tics parks will have sev­eral other fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing restau­rants, fuel sta­tions and med­i­cal cen­tres. While the Mum­baibased Cre­dence Lo­gis­tics is the high­est bid­der for Man­gala­pally lo­gis­tics park, An­con De­sign Group based in Hy­der­abad is the top bid­der for Batasin­garam lo­gis­tics park. The con­clud­ing agree­ments are expected to be signed soon.

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