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TSRTC to start first, last-mile cargo bus feeder service to HYD Airport

November 7, 2020: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to jointly promote international export and import cargo through the launch of the first mile and last mile Cargo Bus Feeder Service (BFS) that would connect Telangana and neighbouring states.

Puvvada Ajay Kuma, transport minister, Telangana, flagging off the bus from Hyderabad Airport
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Puvvada Ajay Kuma, transport minister, Telangana, flagging off the bus from Hyderabad Airport

November 7, 2020: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to jointly promote international export and import cargo through the launch of the first mile and last mile Cargo Bus Feeder Service (BFS) that would connect Telangana and neighbouring states.

As per the MoU, TSRTC will start first-mile pick-up and delivery service to GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal. It will also provide the last mile connectivity for international import shipments landing at Hyderabad Airport for connections to hinterland areas in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

This partnership also envisages starting of reefer cargo bus service that would provide reliable connectivity for exports of pharma and perishable products through Hyderabad Airport.

SGK Kishore, ED- South & CIO, GMR Airports, said, “This MoU between GMR Cargo and TSRTC is a strategic milestone towards developing a multi-modal air cargo corridor. Capitalizing on the strong road connectivity in Telangana, excellent network of TSRTC along with the world-class facilities and global connectivity offered by GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo, the partnership will open up significant new business opportunities for all the stakeholders involved in International Air Cargo Trade. This joint initiative will immensely improve value realization and boost the exports and imports from Hyderabad benefiting the trade community via a collaborative approach.”

Puvvada Ajay Kumar, minister for transport, Telangana, said, “This partnership will provide a seamless connectivity in logistic services at economical rates in Telangana state and other neighbouring states as well.”

GMR Cargo and TSRTC will jointly market the first and last mile TSRTC cargo bus feeder service among the international air cargo trade. As part of the MoU, GMR Cargo will be starting cargo bus service covering key feeder and delivery routes. GMR Cargo will also open TSRTC counters at the cargo terminal dedicated for cargo trade for booking and delivery related services.

GHAC specializes in handling sensitive cargo such as pharma, vaccines, perishables, aerospace, engineering & electronic goods. It has dedicated cold rooms and processing facilities to handle temperature controlled shipments upto -20 degree C.

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