Modi’s pet project GIFT City meets financial closure of Rs 1,157 crore

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City or GIFT City project has achieved financial closure.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 4, 2014 5:07 am
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One of the pet projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City or GIFT City project — has achieved financial closure for the first phase of infrastructure development. This project is the state’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) that is being developed as an alternate to similar centres in Mumbai, London, Tokyo and others.

The estimated cost of various infrastructure in Phase-I of the project is Rs 1818 crore. This cost is to be funded by debt of Rs 1,157 crore and balance Rs 661 crore by equity and internal accruals over the next three years, stated an official release from the Gujarat International Finance Tech-City Company, here on Tuesday.

The debt requirement for developing Phase-I infrastructure of GIFT City of Rs 1,157 crore has been tied up with consortium of five banks led by Syndicate Bank. The other consortium banks are Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab & Sindh Bank and Corporation Bank.

“We have a moratorium of three years on the debt amount and we will have to repay it within a period of eight years,” said Dipesh Shah, vice-president, business development, GIFT City while talking about the closure that was achieved on May 20 this year.

The funds will be utilised for developing the state-of-the-art infrastructure planned for the city which includes Road Network, District Cooling System, Automated Solid Waste Management system, Utility Tunnel, Smart ICT, Master Balancing Reservoir, Water and Sewerage treatment plant, Power distribution system and other infrastructure components.

The implementation of these infrastructure components is under progress. Reputed international agencies like ETA Engineering of Dubai is implementing the District Cooling system and Sweden based Envac is developing the Automated waste collection system in the city.

Being developed as India’s only International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), GIFT City is rapidly emerging as favoured destination amongst Financial Institutions for setting up their operations. Allotment of 10.6 million square feet of built-up area has already been made for development of Commercial, Residential and Social facilities.

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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    16th Lok Sabha start from today morning, but don’t forget, it is because of Mahatma hi that India got the opportunity to portray the image of a nation should be. There is now severe pressure and challenge to sauard that image. Mahatma hi will endure.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:08 am
    16th Lok Sabha strats and PM Modi ure justice for all but it has also to be noted that 69 per cent of the voters did not see Mr Narendra Modi as their rakhvala. They also disagreed on what, actually, consutes our desh. And this — the concept of desh — is where, Mr Modi, the Consution of India, upon the authority of which you are entering the office of Prime Minister, matters. I urge you to revisit the idea of desh.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    16th Lok Sabha strats and PM Modi ure justice for all but it has also to be noted that 69 per cent of the voters did not see Mr Narendra Modi as their rakhvala. They also disagreed on what, actually, consutes our desh. And this — the concept of desh — is where, Mr Modi, the Consution of India, upon the authority of which you are entering the office of Prime Minister, matters. I urge you to revisit the idea of desh.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Basing on this Nathuram Godse should not have killed hiji. It was wrong and absolute wrong! He might be great patriot or great man. But killing a visionary and revolutionary cannot be considered as greatness. It was crime and it will remain as a heinous crime by Nathuram.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Mahatma hi came on the path of three bullets of hatred fired by Nathu Ram Godse and saved India from hatred and violence which was engulfing large parts of our country. How can anybody hail somebody who fired three bullets of hatred as a patriot? It is a tragedy of immense proportions.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Mahatma hi had no aspiration to be in politics. He was not handling any power. Being a patriot he wished a free India. Anti Hindu wave from Muslim league was so strong at that time, hi had to agree upon the idea of stan and Bharat as two separate nations.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Please read Moulana Abul Kalam Azad. Separation of India was a crucial period for hiji too. As there was no India before 1947 people should not blame him for the division of this country. It was only an aspiration, a dream which could not be fulfilled.
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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 4, 2014 at 11:09 am
    The fascist globalization process which the British imperialism had fathered in India as bull work to their fight against the congress struggle for independence was defeated the day hi championed the cause of the Indian nation under the common denomination of Indian national congress.
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