Smart City in Kerala
The Smart City will be setup in Kakkanadu, Cochin by the Dubai Internet City group
Link to official website of Cochin SmartCity.
Dubai's Internet City will set up the Smart City in Kerala. Kerala government announced that they received the letter saying they have decided to
set up the Smart City at Kochi. Several states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were after the the Dubai Internet City for the project,
and finally Kerala bagged the project.
The total project cost would be Rs.15 billion and they would bring in the whole investment. To start with, Kerala
government is providing them 200 acres of land in Kakkanadu, near the Kochi Infopark. The smart city will need around 1,000
acres of land when it reaches the final stages of the proejct.
The Smart City, expected to create more than 100,000 new jobs in the first stage and around 5 Lakhs jobs directly and indirectly
in the last stage, would provide critical infrastructure for IT services and IT-enabled service companies.
Dubai Internet City officials visited Kerala during November 2004 to inspect the land and infrastructure proposed
by Kerala government. Kerala government already has 200 acres of land in it's posession and the rest will be
The smart city gives a great opportunity for Kerala to compete with Karnataka and Tamilnadu in Information Technology.
Due to the presence of the marxist parties, Kerala is flooded with strikes and trade unions.
Let us all hope that the smart city can change the face of Kerala.
Link to website of Cochin SmartCity.