Hyderabad, November 07, 2020 : GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a division of GMR Air Cargo & Aerospace Engineering Limited (GACAEL) 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 one-of-its-kind First Mile and Last Mile Cargo Bus Feeder Service (BFS) that would connect GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal to other parts of Telangana and neighbouring states.
Mr. Saurabh Kumar, CEO-GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo and Mr. Sunil Sharma, Principal Secretary-TR&B and Managing Director-TSRTC signed the MoU in the presence of Shri. Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Minister of Transport, Government of Telangana.
GHAC is one of India’s leading and modern Air Cargo Terminal providing a range of facilities to cater to various types/commodities of cargo. It 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. With its Strategic location and vast options of international connectivity through dedicated Freighters, Charters and Passenger Airlines, GHAC is a Gateway connecting South-Central India Region to over 200 destinations globally.
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 start of Reefer Cargo Bus Service that would provide reliable connectivity for Exports of Pharma and Perishable products through Hyderabad Airport.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. 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.”
Mr. Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Minister for Transport, Government of Telangana, said, “This is a great beginning of a wonderful partnership between TSRTC and GMR. Today’s beginning is a stepping stone for both the organizations to grow and prosper. 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.
Mr. S. Krishna Kant, Special Officer, Parcel, Courier & Cargo Services, TSRTC, Mr. Tulasi Prasad, Chairman – Hyderabad Region, The Air Cargo Agents Association of India and other dignitaries were present during the event.