What do we know about the HMDA Truck Dock Logistics Park at Batasingaram in Telangana?
When the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana, inaugurated the state’s first logistics park at Mangalapally, he promised that the state is developing another 10 logistic centres at the ‘Hyderabad-Vijayawada’ highway area. Soon after, he inaugurated the Batasingaram park – developed in PPP (public-private partnership) mode – under Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and Truck Dock.
Post the inauguration of the park at Batasingaram, KTR tweeted about it and said that the state government is aiming to set up a logistics township. He wrote: “Happy to be inaugurating a state of the art HMDA truckdock logistics park developed in a PPP mode by @HMDA_Gov & @truckdocklog. Telangana Govt’s intent to set up an ideal logistics township, is now being launched successfully @ Batasingaram, EXIT 11, ORR.” He further added, “Park is developed to foster operations in a 24-hour format with safety surveillance. Truck parking, docking services along with organized Grade A warehousing is set in a perfect ecosystem coupled with value-added services of mini godowns, food, accommodation & health care etc.”
To build the ‘Next Gachibowli,’ an investment of nearly 40 crores led to the construction of Batasingaram park on a 40-acre site that has warehouses built to the size of 2 lakh sq ft, parking spaces for 500 trucks, cold storage facilities that can hold 10,000 metric tons, and 200-person dormitory facilities. As well as restaurants, fuel stations, auto service centers, and primary healthcare centers, the park has primary healthcare facilities. What else? Besides the grade-A storage facilities, the proposed development includes a 24-hour security monitoring program.
What does this mean for the state?
The government is rolling out several policies that will make the ‘Hyderabad-Vijayawada’ highway more accessible. Besides developing logistic parks, they’ve introduced the TS-iPASS aka Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System. This policy makes it slightly easier for businesses as it enables enterprises to self-certify, within the state in just a few days. They don’t have to wait for longer durations for their establishments to start their work.
These policies have brought about 14,000 industries to the state and also are successfully promoting an organised movement of goods and vehicles in and around Hyderabad.