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Telangana CM Seeks Approval for Hyderabad-Vijayawada Industrial Corridor

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Hyderabad –Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy took a significant step on Saturday, urging Union Industries and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to grant approval for a new industrial corridor connecting Hyderabad to Vijayawada via Miryalaguda. In a meeting held in New Delhi, CM Revanth Reddy, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, presented proposals for industrial development to Goyal.

Among the requests, CM Revanth Reddy sought final clearances for the proposed Hyderabad-Nagpur industrial corridor, projecting a substantial benefit of Rs 2,300 crore for Telangana. He urged the Union Minister to reconsider the plan for a Pharma City between Hyderabad and Warangal and instead endorse the proposal for a Pharma City to be submitted to the Centre.

Highlighting the relocation of the National Design Centre (NID) from Hyderabad to Vijayawada post the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, CM Revanth Reddy urged Minister Goyal to sanction a new NID for Telangana. He also pressed for approval to relocate the Mega Leather Park, initially designated for Nellore district in undivided Andhra Pradesh, to Telangana. The necessary land in Karimnagar and Jangaon districts has already been acquired.

In his appeal to Minister Goyal, CM Revanth Reddy requested greenfield status for the Mega Textile Park in Warangal under the PM Mitra scheme. He emphasized that this conversion from brownfield to greenfield would attract an additional Rs 300 crore in funds. The Chief Minister underscored the state’s readiness to establish industries related to technical textiles and urged Goyal to grant a Centre of Excellence for Technical Textiles/Testing Centre.

Additionally, CM Revanth Reddy sought the allocation of a National Handloom Technology Centre (IIHT) to Telangana, highlighting the positive impact on weaver training in modern technology and income enhancement, given the seven handloom clusters already established in the state. The meeting included the participation of Union Industries Department Joint Secretary Balaji, Union Textiles Department Additional Secretary Rohit Kansal, State Textiles and Handlooms Department Director Alugu Varshini, TSIIC CEO Madhusudan, Delhi Telangana Bhavan OSD Sanjay Jaju, Resident Commissioner Gaurav Uppal, and others.

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