Ahmedabad, Oct 19 With 110 skyrises, metro service, bus rapid transport, elevated walkways, automated waste collection and a host of other amenities, the Rs 70,000 crore ($11.1 billion) Gujarat International Finance Tec City (or Gift City) between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar not only wants to emerge as India’s first Smart City, but also become a model for others to follow.
— The domestic area will have 25,000 smart-homes with intelligent functions for lighting, cooling and ventilation, for people working in Gift City. Construction is due from early 2017.
— The City will ensure 99.999 per cent power reliability with an outage of of no more than 5.3 minutes in a year, thanks to a 66 KV substation. Solar power will also be generated.
“From the ideation to its operational phase, we have strategically roped in experts and agencies renowned in their respective fields of work, for designing specific aspects of the city,” said Pandey.