The pharma city is expected to accommodate about five lakh employees
Telangana Government is planning to set up a 'Pharma City' near Hyderabad. The city is expexted to be spread over 8,000 acres and will include industries as well as a residential colony, and a power plant with 500 MW capacity to provide captive, dedicated and uninterrupted power supply to the industry, as per reports.
The required land, infrastructure facilities, communication facility, power supply, water supply etc. will be provided by the government. "The pharma city is expected to accommodate about five lakh employees with families in the residential colony. The number is expected to touch 20 lakhs over a period of time," said chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao in a press release.
The chief minister has suggested to a delegation of Drugs Manufacturers' Association that an international consultancy organization with expertise in developing industrial estates should be contacted to design the pharma city. The association, in turn, requested the chief minister to create an exclusive department for pharma, to which he responded positively, the press release further said.