The Urban Development Ministry is all set to build a mini city with Smart City features at Ghitorni in Delhi. The project will come up on 240 acres at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore and will be jointly developed by CPWD and NBCC.
"The proposal is at an advanced stage of consideration. The piece of land identified for the mini-city has been lying vacant since 1971," an official release said on Tuesday.
CPWD will build 6,500 residential units under General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA). This is expected to address, to a certain extent, the current housing shortage for central government employees and certain categories of employees of Delhi government.
Another 500 houses will be built by NBCC to be sold to others besides developing substantial office and commercial space for sale as part of resource mobilisation to finance the project. Financing of the project will be on a self-financing basis with no cost to the Government.
Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development held discussions with senior officials of CPWD and NBCC on Tuesday, regarding the implementation of the project and also appraised Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development and Housing regarding the proposed project, official sources said.
The proposed mini-city would be equipped with all required urban infrastructure, green sustainable technology, and smart solutions as per Smart City norms. It will have water and waste management with the dual piping system, rainwater harvesting system, solar energy and smart metering, Multi-modal transit integration system, security/surveillance system, Wi-fi, Intelligent Building Management System, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Management, the release said.
According to sources, a proposal is being moved to get the necessary approvals. The project will be completed in five years. Ghitorni is 13 km from New Delhi and 12 km from Gurgaon.