In an exclusive interview with INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY, Ajay Pandey, Managing Director, Group CEO of GIFT City, outlines how an ideal greenfield city should be.
A greenfield smart city is a clean-slate approach towards urban growth, something that helps prepare for a new future. Two main issues that need to be addressed today a comingofage population that needs employment, and a place for them to live while they work.
Historically, infrastructure projects in India have been funded on a mix of debt and equity. The current trends suggest so. Over the past 15 days, as many as three initial public offerings-IRB, HUDCO and PSP Projects - have hit Dalal Street, raising more than Rs 6,000 crore, a testimony to the fact that the bond market is gaining pace after the 2008 turmoil.
Generally, projects that are bankable do not face problems in obtaining financing. Of course, there are issues relating to the sector exposure, promoter commitments, etc. But these are exogenous to issues of bankability and will need to be dealt with separately at a macro level.
Yes, it is expected that several Dubai-based organisaÂ¡tions are keen to develop the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) project. During the visit, we have met authorities of Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC) and Dubai Metro, with a view to develop GIFT City as a global financial hub.
Gujarat government plans to set up an international financial services centre (IFSC) under Sections 18 and 55 of the SEZ Act on more than 268 acre land at the Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT City). The state government is awaiting the due-diligence approval of the ministries of commerce and finance for the IFSC. The IFSC would see financial transactions excl
GIFT City is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the Indian infrastructure space and is being designed as a hub for the global finance services industry, writes Janaki Krishnamoorthi. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City ), a multi-service SEZ (Special Economic Zone) with dedicated center for financial services is under development in Gujarat.