The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) has sent requisition letters to the district collectors of Rangareddy, Medak, Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar, whose areas fall under Hyderabad Metropolitan Region (HMR), to hand over 13,800 acres identified as industrial clusters in the master plan by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA). The land would be acquired in six months time, during the first phase.
Speaking at an interactive meeting on the Master Plan Hyderabad-2031, organised by the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, APIIC vice-chairman and managing director Jayesh Ranjan said where people have patta lands in the identified industrial clusters, we have asked the district collectors to acquire the lands by paying them appropriate compensation.
In the second phase, another 17,000 acres will be acquired. In the master plan, about 70,000 acres have been marked for industrial clusters, he said.
He said the APIIC will encourage industrialist to set up manufacturing units in the clusters by providing required support and infrastructure. In places where industries have already been established, but infrastructure is lacking, they will develop them as growth centres by providing power, water, roads etc, he said.
He ruled out any change in the land use in the near future, particularly when it comes to industries. The APIIC will encourage private power purchasers in the industrial clusters. Polluting industries must be relocate according to GO 111, he said.
HMDA commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad said industries will not be permitted along the Outer Ring Road (ORR).