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Logistic parks in city under PPP mode

These projects are to be developed under public private partnership mode. The HMDA has already selected Deolite Touche Tohmatsu India LLP as Transaction Advisor for taking up the projects

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is intensifying efforts to construct logistic parks and Inter City Bus Terminals (ICBT) at Miyapur, Pedda Amberpet, Shamshabad, Shamirpet, Patancheru and Manoharabad.

These projects are to be developed under public private partnership mode. The HMDA has already selected Deolite Touche Tohmatsu India LLP as Transaction Advisor for taking up the projects.

The agency will be responsible for conceptualising, preparing the project requirements duly carrying out the studies. It has commenced its activity, and the expression of interest cum RFP for selection of developer will be prepared within four months.

On finalisation of feasibility, project reports and studies, the EOI cum RFP would be invited from the prospective bidders to take up the project on PPP mode with revenue share model, according to a press release.

Meanwhile, the construction of a logistic park at Batasingaram and Mangalpally are going on at brisk progress, commercial operations are to commence shortly.

The parks are being constructed to meet the increasing demand for facilities related to freight logistics considering the location and the strategic advantages of Hyderabad, the release added.

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Buy more but don’t sell land: KTR Says TRS government will be taking up many development programmes in city

Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao advised people not to sell land in Hyderabad and suggested that instead, they should purchase more, if possible, since the TRS government would be taking up many more development programmes.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao would be laying the foundation for the Regional Ring Road to facilitate better connectivity with Hyderabad. The RRR would come up beyond Outer Ring Road and the both will be connected with spiral roads, he said.

The government, under its plans to decentralise growth in the city, was focusing on a Look East policy and was working on improving infrastructure in Uppal, Nagole and other areas of the East Zone, he said.

“Shilparamam is being built, and a new company, which will provide employment to nearly 5,000 people, is coming up in Uppal. The details will be disclosed shortly,” Rao said, recalling the Chief Minister’s announcement that Rs 15,000 crore would be sanctioned to improve infrastructure and take up different development works in the city every year.

A ring main was being constructed for developing an inter-connecting waterline grid around 158 km of the ORR to ensure sufficient water supply to the city. This would help in drawing sufficient water from the Godavari and supply the same to the city if water levels plummet in the Krishna. It could also be used for drawing water from the Krishna when there is scarcity in the Godavari, he said.

With Metro, transportation had eased a bit and there was a need to extend it to different areas. Plans were being laid to construct Metro lines connecting Chandanagar-Lakdikapul, Nagole-LB Nagar- Falaknuma-Shamshabad and Gachibowli-Shamshabad routes, he said, adding that an elevated BRTS was also being proposed. Skywalks were also planned in different areas, and these projects would be taken up at the earliest.

Extend RERA deadline: TBF

The Telangana Builders Federation appealed to the government to extend the last date for mandatory registration with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) by a couple of months, citing elections and other reasons. The last date for registration of builders, projects and promoters with RERA is November 30.

With elections fast approaching, officials were busy, and builders needed to collect and upload many documents. This exercise was consuming a lot of time. In addition to this, many builders needed to have more awareness about RERA as they were unorganised, said TBF general secretary J Venkat Reddy.

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Getting Hyderabad future-ready

After the formation of Telangana, Hyderabad has shot into global limelight as one of the most liveable cities in India. While on one hand, the fast growing economy is providing opportunities for citizens to grow and fulfil their aspirations, on the other, the city is growing bigger by the day, making it increasingly difficult to manage.

We highlight the broad challenges as well as areas with potential and suggest four key strategies in a comprehensive approach for future planning and development of Hyderabad for policymakers, administrators and political leaders.

The focus has to be on regulating urban sprawl, providing efficient regional connectivity between Hyderabad and surrounding districts, leveraging Hyderabad’s growth to develop backward areas in the region, development of viable economic sectors to support all-round growth, provision of adequate water supply to sustain this growth and ensuring a balanced and good quality of life for the residents of Hyderabad and adjacent districts.

Hub for Telangana
Hyderabad has been historically known as a vibrant centre for art, culture, cuisine, trade and commerce. It has also been for many centuries an important political centre from where, always, a larger region has been ruled. Throughout the five centuries of its prominence, Hyderabad has been well-known nationally and internationally.

The turning point for Hyderabad post-independence came when the Telangana State was formed with Hyderabad being retained as the capital of the new State. This meant that the economic powerhouse of Hyderabad would now serve a comparatively smaller new State of Telangana.

After the creation of Telangana State in 2014, Hyderabad overcame uncertainties and continued on the growth path. Buoyed by innovative and development-friendly policies of the State government, it quickly became one of the fastest growing cities in India, winning multiple recognitions across the world as a preferred city.

Telangana now scores the highest in the EoDB index of India. Hyderabad is resurgent and its growth story is speeding. Investments keep pouring into Hyderabad ensuring the cycle of economic development continues to spur real estate development. An affable climate supported by good living conditions with higher standards of physical infrastructure and affordability makes Hyderabad among the most preferred destinations for work and home.

The Challenges
But like other cities, Hyderabad too now faces the problems of urban sprawl. Earlier attempts to prepare master plans/land use plans defining specific purposes for specific locations were intended to channelise growth and balanced development.

However, market economics ruled the type and direction of growth. Physical and natural environment took the first brunt of such growth. The economy kept growing but the city also kept expanding, putting immense pressure on the civic agencies to provide even the basic infrastructure.

While the city grew on most fronts, quality of life suffered on many parameters. High population growth rates, increasing traffic, congestion, infrastructural challenges in water supply, sewage, solid waste management, pollution, public health and other socio-economic issues come to the fore.

It is important to note that Hyderabad is a radially outward growing city. The inner ring road is fully within the core city area. Next is the ORR (outer ring road), which is 162-km long and encircles around 1,800 sq km. The GHMC is around 650 sq km in extent and contained within the ORR. Most of this area is developed and constructed.

The RRR (regional ring road) is much farther away and almost co-terminus with the HMDA boundary. It is 330 km long and encircles around 7,000 sq km. Thus there are three major rings (two exist on ground and one in the planning stage) in the spatial structure of Hyderabad. Connecting these are the major arterials, which radiate outwards out of which there are 14 arms of National and State highways and other major roads, which form a broad skeletal network.

Ground Reality
It is well understood that Hyderabad kept growing exponentially and this led to a continuous increase in demand for urban land. Enabling a good life for the aspirant citizens who keep flocking into this historic city for economic prosperity is important. Master plans prepared were intended for regulating the growth and to have a balanced development while retaining the unique character of each area.

However, the ground reality clearly indicates that continuous expansion of urban development leading to unmanageable urban sprawl is making it quite a complex urban fabric. Economics apart, this has created a huge challenge for governments to manage civic services and for citizens to have a good quality of urban life.

With the creation of HMDA, the growth trajectory of Hyderabad, and the city being the hub for Telangana State, the key question for policymakers is what urban pattern should Hyderabad follow in the future? It is clear that static plans will only serve a limited purpose.

Land being a basic commodity for growth and an important factor for satisfying human needs, it becomes all the more important to use it properly and to strategise land development plans keeping in view the environment and human quality of life as a central theme for future development.

Dynamic Planning
What is needed for Hyderabad is a dynamic planning system, flexible yet structurally sound, regulatory in nature and proactive is channelising growth to intended areas and with required standards of living.

We will highlight four major strategies — compact city surrounded by satellite cities; integration of RRR with these cities; development of five backward districts and planning for drinking water — in the concluding part. These need to be explored and implemented as part of a holistic approach covering other major thrust areas to make Hyderabad future-ready.

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Adibatla located in the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, Hyderabad, is an upcoming residential locality with its social and physical infrastructure still in the development stage.

Adibatla located in the Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, Hyderabad, is an upcoming residential locality with its social and physical infrastructure still in the development stage. It owes its popularity to the upcoming IT base which has interested locals as well as NRI buyers’ interest.

On different  forum, consumers repeatedly post queries related to investment prospects in Adibatla. Karthi asks on the forum, “I am a first time investor with zero knowledge about investment in Adibatla, kindly suggest. I would like to purchase a 400 sq yard land.”

Reddy asks, “Can you suggest few good ventures in Adibatla?”

we  as agents from Adibatla says, “Even though the locality is a little far from the city, but it still has a lot of potential owing to the upcoming IT and setting up of other sector companies.”

Current residential inventory

Located in South Hyderabad, Adibatla currently, offers properties in two major budget brackets- up to Rs 20 lakh and Rs 40 to 60 lakh categories. The locality offers varied housing types such as plots and residential houses.