In an e-mail interview with leading national daily â€œThe Hindu,â€ SmartCity Kochi Managing Director Baju George has said that the preparation of a full-fledged master plan for the proposed project will begin as soon as the concept master plan gets the approval of the board of directors.
The concept master plan will be presented before the SmartCity Kochi board members and Special Economic Zone authorities for approval in the next board meeting to be held this month in Thiruvananthapuram. It will be developed into a full-fledged master plan after incorporating the suggestions of the board and authorities.
Once the concept master plan is approved, the date for the launch of road shows from Bangalore to showcase the project will also be decided. The road show in Bangalore is planned as a gala event to launch the master plan.
The concept master plan visualises a highly efficient live-work concept to attract and retain knowledge workers. It has provisions to cover all aspects of knowledge workersâ€™ life including their childrenâ€™s education, health care, shopping, and residence.
Buildings will be eco-friendly and in keeping with the companyâ€™s policy to ensure that all its global townships comply with green concepts.