Hyderabad to get ICBTS and logistics parks
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.