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Apr 15, 2015
via India Insight

100 ‘smart cities’? Getting just one done will be a challenge


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to build 100 “smart cities” by 2022 to decongest existing urban centres probably will take longer to achieve. Reuters visited the foundations of one of these cities in Gujarat, a finance centre called Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT).

Situated between the cities of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, the government wants the city to double as an international finance centre to rival crowded Mumbai and business hubs such as Singapore and Dubai. It plans to offer drinking water from the tap, automated waste collection and dedicated power supply. [Full Story]

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