"To design a CBD that will serve as a paradigm for Next Class city in terms of quality of life, infrastructure and ambience aiming to be high-density and high-rise, treating land as a precious resource."

GIFT is conceptualized as a global financial and IT services hub, a first of its kind in India, designed to be at or above par with globally benchmarked financial centers such as Shinjuku, Tokyo, Lujiazui, Shanghai, La Defense, Paris, London Dockyards etc.

(La Defense)
Land Area (sq km) 1.6 1.6 1.05 1.7 3.58
Construction Scale (in mn sq m) 2.5 1.6 1.1 4.5 8.5
Greenbelt (in thousand sq m) 40 120 50 363 1183
Height (m) 200 250 250 490 410


Source: Master Plan Documents, ECADI/Fairwood * 120 mt height permission received from AAI, various studies underway as to recommend height relaxation in GIFT up to 400 mt.

GIFT is planned as a financial Central Business District (CBD) between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar as a greenfield development. GIFT shall be a part of the future urban complex of Ahmedabad & Gandhinagar. GIFT is designed as a hub for the global financial services sector. More particularly, state-of-the-art connectivity, infrastructure and transportation access have been integrated into the design of the city.

GIFT Master Plan reflects a sophisticated planning approach that integrates the intended program into the existing context of both the site and the region. The GIFT development is expected to become a contemporary model development in India, advancing the ideas of sustainability and ecology. The project regenerates the area as high-quality, mixed use district of residential, commercial and open space facilities that optimize land and real estate values.

The vision for GIFT is achieved through the objectives which are enumerated as follows:

  • To develop a new format for globally benchmarked Integrated City

  • To propose a road map for fast track development and implementation

  • To make the city scalable in each & every aspect for a distant future

  • To derive the city format from fast changing lifestyles & new technologies

  • To achieve an image of Global city, that keeps pace with modern technologies

Propelled by a competitive economy anchored on commerce and related industry, GIFT, envisaged as an Eco-City, will serve as the Vibrant Hub of Western India and as a habitat showcasing business oriented, environmentally-sensitive growth with equity. The fundamental principles of life and livability lays the foundation for the city.


Basic Principles

The development of GIFT offers a significant opportunity to be a test-bed to drive reforms and innovation in various fields including in delivery systems, local government, physical planning, infrastructure development, environmental protection and so on. Getting these foundation principles right is crucial to plan and execute the development strategies.


Fulfillment of Human Needs for

  • Safe and clean environment,

  • Food & Shelter,

  • Education,

  • Arts,

  • Culture, and

  • Useful and satisfying employment


Maintenance of Ecological Integrity Through

  • Low energy consumption

  • Careful stewardship,

  • Education,

  • Reduction in wastes and

  • Culture, and

  • Protection of diverse and important natural species and systems