Tata Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Ltd will jointly conduct a feasibility study for the creation of an environment-friendly smart community project as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) development.
The $90-billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is a mega infrastructure project spanning 1,483 km between Delhi and Mumbai.
The master plan for the industrial corridor includes industrial parks, power plants, airports, seaports, railways, roads and commercial facilities.
The smart community proposal, a part of the DMIC, aims to create energy-conserving, low-carbon, next-generation urban infrastructure through the introduction of multiple advanced energy-saving technologies and urban transportation systems.
Besides MHI, the MHI-led the consortium consists of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc, and Electric Power Development Co Ltd (J-POWER).
The consortium concluded its initial study and submitted a report to METI in March 2011, subsequent to which METI placed a follow-up order for an advanced study on commercialisation of a smart community project in Gujarat.