HYDERABAD: In a bid to boost cargo business, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a division of GMR Air Cargo & Aerospace Engineering Limited (GACAEL), on Saturday said it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to launch a first and last mile cargo bus feeder service (BFS) that would connect GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal to other parts of Telangana and neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, among others.
As per the MoU, TSRTC will start first-mile pick-up and delivery service to GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal and will also provide last mile connectivity for international import shipments that land at the Hyderabad Airport to hinterland areas in Telangana, AP, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. TSRTC and GMR also plan to start reefer cargo bus service to provide connectivity for exports of pharma and perishable products at Hyderabad Airport.
Commenting on the development, SGK Kishore, executive director- south and CIO, GMR Airports, said, “…The partnership will open up significant new business opportunities for all the stakeholders involved in international air cargo trade. This joint initiative will improve value realization and boost exports and imports from Hyderabad benefiting the trade community.”
Puvvada Ajay Kumar, minister for transport, Telangana, pointed out that this partnership will provide a seamless connectivity in logistic services at economical rates in Telangana state and other neighbouring states as well.