Economic City To Transform Medak District

Medak District is located in Andhra Pradesh, India. Sangareddy is the district headquarters of Medak. Minister for Major Industries J. Geeta Reddy recently claimed that the Medak district has witnessed multi-fold development. The Export Promotion Industrial Park in Medak District has an area of 300 acres, and the Garment Complex at Gundla Pochampally in Medak District has an area of 170 acres. The Nagarjuna Agricultural Reserach and Development Institute (NARDI) has a 107-acre research farm, situated at Wargal, Medak District, 50 km from Hyderabad on the Rajiv Gandhi Highway.

The proposal of Hyderabad Economic City (HEC) will transform Medak considerably. Ras Al Khaima Authority (RAKIA), and APIIC signed a memorandum of understanding in September last for the development of HEC with a proposed investment of Rs 20,000 crore. The Andhra Pradesh government recently allotted 471 acres of land at Sultanpur village of Medak district for the first phase of Hyderabad Economic city which is being jointly developed by APIIC and RAS-AL-KHAIMAH. RAK is the investment arm of the UAE government which had asked for a total of 2000 acres for the project. The balance land would be allotted in due course according to an APIIC official. It would be an integrated financial hub with infrastructure facilities for financial services operations for banking, insurance and asset management companies. The project would also have an integrated health city that would include facilities for clinical and non-clinical services, hospitals, and medical colleges, research services for clinical trials, drug delivery system, stem cell research and genetic research among other things, according to sources. This is the largest real estate and infrastructure project coming up in Andhra Pradesh and is expected to provide quality employment to thousands of people. RAKIA is a world renowned and much respected investment body that is cash rich. Executing a project of this magnitude is well within their capability. Residential areas adjacent to Sultanpur such as Ayilapur, Kistareddypet and patelgudem will be the most sought after destinations and are likely to appreciate in value considerably.

This project is a boon to Medak district which would assume great significance in terms of the infrastructure being provided and tremendous employment potential. Sultanpur is located abutting the outer ring road and is presently accessible from the Mumbai highway via the Beeramguda crossing which is two Km after BHEL. A three and half Km drive would bring you to Kistareddypet village. The limits of Sultanpur commence barely half a Km to the right of Kistareddypet which has already been witnessing real estate development in the form of gated communities, residential layouts and apartment complexes. Sultanpur is situated at a distance of 16 to 18 Km from important hubs such as hi-tech city area, Microsoft campus, financial district etc. The prestigious IIT Hyderabad campus is also coming up in Medak district around 20 Kms from Sultanpur.

To support the investments around Medak district, the government of Andhra Pradesh proactively took few measures on the Power Generation. Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp (APGENCO) has implemented the 2x 7..5 MW Singur hydel project at the head of Singur dam across river Manjira in Medak district. The project, estimated to cost Rs 405.8 Million was financed by the governments of AP and Karnataka as well as funds from power finance Corp (Rs. 160 million). BHEL supplied the turbines and Generators. The first 7.5 MW unit was commissioned in December 1999 while the second unit was commissioned in January 2000.