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CM KCR requested PM Modi to sanction Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridora length of 585-km.

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 Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridor (HNIC) on the lines of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, covering a length of 585-km between Hyderabad and Nagpur. The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur which is proposed as a multi-modal international cargo hub and Hyderabad which is a major IT and manufacturing destination

On similar lines, the State government is keen to develop Warangal-Hyderabad Industrial Corridor. This sector will be covered with an existing rail line from Nagpur to Hyderabad and a road link from Hyderabad to Bhupalapatnam through an ongoing National Highway project. He sought the Centre to sanction both the projects, stating that they will have a significant impact on employment generation in the less developed region of the country and will lead to immense economic development.

In his memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister during a meeting in New Delhi, Chandrashekhar Rao said the Telangana government took up preliminary assessment of potential industrial corridors in Telangana State with an objective to create a strong economic base, supported by a quality infrastructure that drives the investment climate and promote the economic development of the region. The proposed corridor can be designed to be connected through high-speed passenger and freight rail connectivity between Hyderabad and Nagpur and also by six/eight laning of the existing National Highway (NH) – 44 between Hyderabad and Nagpur.

About 50 km on either side of the road and rail corridor is considered as the immediate influence area. The project immediate influence area is well connected by air and also the proposed City Gas Distribution (CGD) network lines, which will be an added advantage for the HNIC, benefiting a combined population of 40 million in both Telangana and Maharashtra States. High impact and market-driven nodes are proposed to be identified along the corridor to provide transparent and investment-friendly policy/facility regimes under which integrated Investment Regions (IRS) and Industrial Areas (IAS) would be established.

These regions are proposed to be self-sustained industrial townships, road and rail connectivity for freight movement, reliable power, quality social infrastructure, and provide a globally competitive environment conducive for setting up businesses.

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