The smart city in the making at Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) in the State of Gujarat will become operational by 2019, according to the state government. The SIR is proposed to have several industrial units and home to a population of around 1 lakh people.
In a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, MD & CEO of Dholera SIR Ajay Bhadoo informed on Thursday that IT major Wipro Ltd has been selected to provide consultancy for setting up Information & Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in the region, located around 30 km from the capital city of Gujarat.
“Wipro has been selected for providing ICT consultancy at Dholera SIR. This is the advent of smart component at the SIR. With such ICT infrastructure, Dholera would become country’s first and only Smart Component City, which will be operational by 2019 having industrial units and a population of 1 lakh,” stated the release quoting Bhadoo, who is also a Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
As per the release, Wipro will look after various ICT facilities coming up at the Dholera SIR, such as integrated operation centre, e-governance, data centre, city wide network and city dash boards, which will be at par with world-class cities like Singapore and London.
Dholera SIR and smart city is one of the pet projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had taken the initiative in this regard during his stint as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
This greenfield industrial township has been promoted by Dholera SIR Development Authority, and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC).