State-owned Kandla Port Trust has received environment clearance for setting up a Rs 1,176-crore smart industrial port city in Kutch, Gujarat, a senior official said. The proposal is to develop a smart industrial port city at two separate sites in Gandhidham which would house about 35,700 residential flats, schools and parks, and would generate jobs to more than 60,000 people.
“The Environment Ministry examined the Kandla Port’s proposal and gave the final environment clearance for developing a smart city at two identified sites,” a senior government official said. Separate proposals for the two sites were submitted and both have been cleared with some riders after taking into account the ministry’s expert panel, the official said.
As per the proposal, one smart port city in 580 acres has been proposed at Adipur side on South of Tagore road, while the second site over an area of 850 acres is near KPT complex in Gandhidham. Total 35,714 flats will be developed in both the sites and maximum height of the building would be 12 metre. Total project cost is estimated to be 1,176 crore. There will be residential tower, industrial parks and
commercial spaces with shops, social culture/community center, police post, fire station, logistic park among others.
Employment for the local people will be generated during the development of the project, Kandla Port Trust said. Kandla Port Trust, recently rechristened as Deendayal Port, is one of the top 12 major ports in the country. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on west coast.