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AECOM bets big on Dholera

VO 1: India‘s first smart city, Dholera in Gujarat, will be developed along the 921 mile Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor on which 100 billion dollars are to be spent.

The Dholera project, known as Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) will be built in three phases with the estimated construction value for the Phase 1a (2013-2018) base infrastructure to be worth more than US$2 billion.

AECOM, a Fortune 500 company has been given the US$30-million contract for full program management for DSIR.

AECOM is a global provider of professional, technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

SOT 1: Jagdish Salgaonkar, programme director and regional managing director of AECOM

22.5 sq kms activation area will be completed by 2019

Activation area will attract industries to come in, build structure and start production

Master planning, design is done

Will award first contract for road construction by 19 Dec 2015

VO 2- DSIR is part of the DMIC Development Corporation’s new cities infrastructure program.

SOT 2: Jugal Makwana, BIM Director – Asia Pacific at AECOM

Trying to identify the right technology for the right part of infrastructure

Using BIM, GIS, visualization technology

Every technology i.e. best in that area is being used

VO 3-   The program aims to transform India’s manufacturing and service base by developing a number of smart, sustainable and industrial cities along the DMIC. On the other hand AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. Hopefully Dholera will usher a new India into the world of Smart, self sufficient cities.