Toshiba, NEC, Tokyo Gas sign eco-city pacts on Delhi-Mumbai corridor

A consortium of Japanese companies, comprising Toshiba, Tokyo Gas and NEC, have signed a pact with Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for building 'smart communities' or 'eco cities' in the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor region (DMIC).

The consortium  has selected IMT Manesar for a pilot initiative, a HSIIDC spokesman said, while announcing the signing of the memorandum of understanding today.

The technical pre-feasibility report has been submitted by the consultants while the financial pre-feasibility report was in the process of being finalised, he added.

He said that HSIIDC had been made the nodal agency for the development of various initiatives under the DMIC Project in Haryana.

Apart from four nodes (investment regions at Manesar-Bawal and Kundli-Sonipat and industrial regions at Faridabad-Palwal and Rewari-Hissar), early bird projects like an exhibition-cum-convention centre in Gurgaon district, a mass rapid transit system between Gurgaon, Manesar and Bawal and an integrated multi-modal logistics hub in Rewari district have also been identified.

The DMIC's consultants have submitted pre-feasibility reports for two of the early bird projects -- the exhibition- cum-convention centre and integrated multi-modal logistics hub.