All you need to know about India's first Smart City

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 17, 2015 19:01 IST

The project will be called Gujarat International Finance Tech City and will also double up as a finance center including services like stock broking, taxation and banks. The project is tied up with IL&FS engineering and construction, it is touted to give competition to the financial hub of India - Mumbai as well as Dubai and Singapore.

In order provide efficient housing and accomodation to the ever growing population in India, PM Modi is doing what he does best; bringing out projects which is touted to give its global counterparts a run for their money. PM Modi is bringing out India’s first ever smart city on the banks of the river Sabarmati in his hometown Gujarat. The project is still in its initial stage of development and as of now includes excellent underground infrastructure and two office blocks.

The project however is planned carefully and a lot of thought has gone into making the project. It will include towers, tap water for drinking, automatic waste collection and the essential power supply. The project will be called Gujarat International Finance Tech City and will also double up as a finance center including services like stock broking, taxation and banks. The project is tied up with IL&FS engineering and construction, it is touted to give competition to the financial hub of India;Mumbai as well as Dubai and Singapore.

An underground tunnel will also be constructed; a first in India. Its location is aptly placed with a river on one side, a national highway on the other side and an international airport for convenience. The GIFT city aims at top class infrastructure leaving behind basic urban facilities. It also aims to have excellent connectivity by road, rail and air. Energy efficient district cooling system will be used instead of air-conditioning.

It will also use an automatic system of collecting waste that takes away garbage from the city at high speed. This system can be tied up with biomass energy generating systems so GIFT will burn waste to create energy. This system will be used as test to see if the system works, if it does then it can be implemented in other India cities.

A lot is riding on the project and if it is successful then this project will be implemented in other Indian cities; spiralling our growth in the international sphere.
 

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