If the announcement made by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha transforms into action, the Sangareddy district would get a facelift making it a most sought-after place soon.
“The government has granted final approval for two other National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) – viz Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh and Sangareddy district (the erstwhile Medak district) in Telangana. Steps are being taken by the Central Ministries for creation or upgradation of external infrastructure linkages for these NIMZs,” Mr. Goyal informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply on June 28.
With the announcement, the long-pending demand of a railway line from Patancheru to Medak via Sangareddy and Jogipet covering about 95 kilometres would be fulfilled. And for the new railway line, a survey was sanctioned in 2018-19.
The NIMZ has been proposed to be established in about 12,635 acres in two phases. The district administration has already acquired about 3,500 acres from farmers and another 9,000 acres is yet to be acquired. The officials held a meeting with the farmers in this regard last year, but the latter refused to part with their land for the price being offered by the government. Now, with the cost of the land going up, the officials may find it difficult to acquire the remaining land.
“The establishment of automobile and agriculture-related industries are welcome here as they would generate employment. The NIMZ is expected to create two lakh jobs once it is completed. But, establishment of pharma and chemical units would benefit the region,” opined G. Jayaraj, a CPI (M) leader.
Mr. Jayaraj added that the NIMZ would have road and rail connectivity within Zaheerabad and air connectivity from Bidar in Karnataka