Hyderabad: The Telangana state government in order to encourage development across the state has decided to set satellite townships in all municipal corporations, apart from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HDMA) limits.
The objective is to encourage and promote large-scale integrated development of self-contained townships with private and public initiatives that would result in optimization of land use, leveraging of Outer Ring Road infrastructure and promote transit-oriented development, ensure economies of scale, increase housing facilities, and offer better provision of infrastructural facilities and amenities. This would also have in-built incentives and safeguards that would ensure planned development not only in large urban areas but also in smaller urban centres.
As per the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA & UD) policy on promoting the development of integrated townships with public/private initiatives, the government will have a viable institutional mechanism for promoting such integrated townships.
These townships would cater to all sections of society as well as create new workplaces and the whole process would result in a win-win situation for all stakeholders (viz., landowners, developers/firms/companies/SPV/government and the public at large).
According to MA & UD's proposal, the assemblage for development of integrated townships will be permitted in three categories. Under category I, a minimum of 100 acres in respect of HMDA area and also lands located within 30 kms distance from the boundary of HMDA.
Under category II, a minimum of 50 acres in respect of other Urban Development Authority (UDA) areas like Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA), Nizamabad Urban Development Authority (NUDA), Satavahana Urban Development Authority (SUDA) Karimnagar, Stambhadri Urban Development Authority (SUDA) Khammam, Siddipet Urban Development Authority (SUDA) and Special Development Authority areas like Yadagirigutta Temple Development Authority (YTDA),Vemulavada Temple Area Development Authority (VTADA), other municipal corporation areas, and also lands located within 15 kms distance from the boundary of such urban development authority/municipal corporation.
Under category III, a minimum of 25 acres in respect of other municipality areas not covered by UDAs and lands located within 5 kms distance from the boundary of such municipal areas.
The overall planning of the integrated township will be such that the project fairly meets the specifications and standards with proper circulation patterns, good design practices and neighbourhood requirements, the workplace sites in the designated area ‘workplace.’
In the integrated township area, lands required for commercial use and industrial use shall be separately earmarked and developed and the developer/firm/company/special purpose vehicle will be free to dispose for the designated purpose. The design of the integrated township shall aim at synergy-efficient design of the various uses and activities and design-efficiency, taking into consideration environmental concerns like water and energy conservation, solid waste disposal, use of appropriate technology, recycling etc.
Incentives like 50 per cent waiver of non-agriculture conversion charges under the Telangana Agriculture Land (Conversion for Non-Agricultural Purpose) Act, 2006, 50 per cent of levy of development charges and other fees will apply....