Delhi’s Ghitorni to get smart city project worth Rs 15,000 crores

[] The centre plans to develop 240 acres of land at Ghitorni district in south Delhi, with smart city features worth over Rs 15,000 crores

A proposal to develop 240 acres of land in south Delhi’s Ghitorni district, is at an advanced stage of consideration at the Ministry of Urban Development (UD), sources said. The project, estimated to cost over Rs 15,000 crores, is proposed to be jointly developed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and state-run construction firm NBCC, on a self-financing basis, with no cost to the government.

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The 240 acres of land belonging to the CPWD, which functions under the UD ministry, has been lying vacant at Ghitorni, since 1971. As part of the project, the CPWD will construct around 6,500 residential units for government employees, besides developing office spaces for public sector firms. On the other hand, NBCC would construct about 500 houses and develop substantial office and commercial space for sale, to mobilise the resources for financing the project.

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The proposed ‘mini city’ would be equipped with urban infrastructure, green sustainable technology and smart solutions, as per the Smart City norms, sources said. It will also have water and waste management with dual piping system, rainwater harvesting system, solar energy and smart metering, security/surveillance systems and Wi-fi, among others.

Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on June 20, 2017, held discussions with senior officials of the CPWD and NBCC, regarding the project. The project is expected to be completed in five years, after obtaining the necessary approvals. Ghitorni is located in southern Delhi near the Gurugram border.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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