Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Outer Ring Road growth corridor set to be extended

By Udumula Sudhakar Reddy

The conservation zone — mostly agricultural land along the growth corridor of Outer Ring Road — may be hit as Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority  (HMDA) is working on extending the limit of the growth corridor belt on either side of ORR from one kilometre to three kilometres.

Currently there are no conservation restrictions for real estate layouts and other residential and commercial activities within 1 km of the ORR. The HMDA has received several hundreds of applications from builders. The new move is aimed to boost the real estate sector.

The issue of extending the growth corridor on either side up to 3 km was discussed in the recent HMDA meeting on integration of all master plans and common zoning regulations for Hyderabad Metropo-litan Region and revision of master plan.

HMDA director K. Vidyadhar said, “There are five master plans for the HMDA area. We wanted to have a unified master plan. As part of this several issues including ORR belt extension are being discussed. No decision has been taken yet. We have received 1,500 suggestions from the public.”

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