Work on the logistic parks, which was hit by a few initial glitches including delays in handing over the lands, has picked up pace. Taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the two parks at Batasingaram and Mangalpally on the city outskirts would have huge parking space for trucks.
The projects is aimed at ensuring that the trucks do not enter the city and impact regular traffic.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao had laid the foundation for the parks last October. While the Batasingaram park is coming up on 40 acres abutting NH-65, the one at Mangalpally is planned on 22 acres on Sagar Road.The levelling of lands and laying roads at the two sites are in progress.
However, the conceptual designs are yet to be approved by the planning department, it is learnt. At Batasingaram, of the 40 acres, nearly 12 acres of land is covered by a hillock.
The HMDA is now planning to hand over another 12 acres at a nearby site in lieu of the hillock.It’s a prestigious project for the State government as there is scope for providing huge employment, both direct and indirect. HMDA officials said the works were taken up as per schedule.
Initially, there were a few glitches but now things have settled and works were progressing in full steam, said a senior official. “In fact, the operations at Mangalpally logistics park are expected to commence in a year,” he said.
However, the Batasingaram project could take a few more months, the official said. The parks would check entry of heavy vehicles into the city. The goods carried by them can be stored at the warehouse and cold storage facilities here. The stored goods could then be transported to different parts of the city through autos and mini trucks.