Hyderabad: After a detailed study and examination of the places beyond the outer ring road (ORR) of Greater Hyderabad, the Telangana State government is set to develop 13 urban centres with specific economic activity generating employment, residential spaces with efficient transport system linking to main city.
The Urban planning body, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority entrusted with the task is set to present the blue print to the government for the further progress.
“These can be called as the urban centres or satellite centres beyond ORR, where all the urban facilities will be extended creating specific employment areas, residential spaces and efficient transport system linked to the main city,” said an official with the engineering wing of the HMDA.
This 13 urban nodes will be developed as a self-contained zones. After studying the existing infrastructure in the 13 centres are specifically identified for certain economic areas- Shamshabad (medical hub), Keesara (knowledge hub), Ghatkesar (IT software city), Gundlapo-cchampally ( Bio-Pharma city), Bongluru(IT Hardware, electronics), Shamirpet (recreation), Kokapet (Finance city), Pedda Amberpet (media/market centre), Patancheru (innovation), Adibatla, Tukkuguda (aero sense, hardware) and Medchal, Tellapur-Nagulapally (Inland continental depot).
Each of these urban spaces are to come up on overall 3,813 kms and would be synchronised along the 160 km stretch from ORR.
“These urban centres are also seen as solution for decongestion of city from ever growing population that is expected touch 2.4 crore from present 80 lakh,” said the official.
For funding, which is seen as the major aspect for these extended urban spaces to get rolling, public-private-partnership is looked at. Besides, centres aid is also one of the main hopes of the state.
“Plans and proposal will be presented before urban development ministry for central funding,” said the HMDA official....