With the proposed 200-acre health city ‘Elixir’ at Ameenpur landing in legal wrangles, the state government has proposed another health city at Gachibowli. It has allotted seven acres land for medical institutions. The revenue department recently sent a memo to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) informing it of the allotment of land to the medical institutions. To begin with, four acres of land has been allotted to three institutions, two acres to Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, one acre each to Rainbow Children’s Hospital and Max Vision Eye Care Hospital. The land has been given at survey no. 136 of Gachibowli village in Serilingampally mandal in Rangareddy district. The revenue department said the health institutions would provide state-of-the-art facilities to patients.

It asked the Rangareddy district collector to hand over advance possession of land to HMDA immediately. The HMDA will collect market value fixed by the government from the medical institutions for the land. “We have not given up the ‘Elixir’ city proposed at Ameenpur. Due to some land problems, we have put the project on hold,’’ a senior HMDA official said. The erstwhile HUDA had proposed ‘Elixir’ for medical tourism in 200 acres. HUDA had studied Dubai Health City to develop Elixir on the same lines. Apart from this project, Pentagon in 200 acres at Poppalguda near Gachibowli, Giga city in 2,000 acres for IT & knowledge destinations beyond Secunderabad Cantonment area were proposed. BITS Pilani has already come up in the area. Menefer, a mini township, at Budwel in 200 acres, Regal Broadway project in 150 acres next to Hyderabad International Airport and Calibre SEZ proposed at Kokapet for IT and IT Enabled Services in over 100 acres were proposed by the HUDA. However, most of these projects were shifted due to legal and other problems. The hotel corridor, Regal Broadway, was shifted to Budwel as the proposed site at Shamshabad is in the catchment areas of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar area. Pentagon city was shifted from Poppalguda to other area as it is in a heritage precinct.

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