Smart City Kochi Phase I inaugurated - See pictures
The first phase of Kerala's dream SmartCity project, including a Rs 400-crore 6.5 lakh sq ft IT tower overlooking a 300 meter waterfront area, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other dignitaries here today.
Besides Chandy, Union Minister for Skill Development, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister for Industries and IT and Chairman, SmartCity Kochi, P KKunhalikutty, Gulf-based Kerala business tycoon M A Yusuf Ali and top officials of SmartCity jointly inaugurated the first phase of SmartCity, which will provide 5,500 knowledge-based jobs.
The project is a Joint Venture of Dubai Holding and the Kerala state government. The launch of the 4.7 million sq ft Phase II was also performed simultaneously which will be completed in 36 months and provide 60,000 jobs.
See the images below of the glittering inauguration event.