Why Us

India’s International Finance Capital. Ready for the world.

Establishing a maritime cluster is a much-needed step towards advancing India’s credentials and economic viability in this sector. India’s first international maritime cluster will be located in GIFT City which will help in realising the full potential of India's marine prowess. GIFT City will provide a conducive ecosystem for the Gujarat Maritime Board to collaborate and innovate.

Money follows growth.
Growth follows opportunity. GIFT is where they all meet and transact. For global financial markets, GIFT City is the promised land of prosperity. Built from ground up, it represents India’s biggest and finest ecosystem designed with smart infrastructure, inspiring architecture, policy-friendly environment, international connectivity, access to the best talent and a vibrant community lifestyle.

A fully integrated city with a walk-to-work culture, GIFT is India’s first operational smart city and the nation’s first government approved International Financial Services Centre. Spread out over a vast 886 acres of land, with 62 mn. sq. ft. of built-up area, it is home to Office Spaces, Residential Apartments, Schools, Hospital, Hotels, Clubs, Retail and various Recreational facilities – making this City a truly “Walk to Work” City.

GIFT City has three distinct physically demarcated sections


The IFSC zone is central to the city, with members requiring approval from SEBI / IRDA / RBI. IFSC members need to be either banks/Financial institutions including NBFCs or insurance providers. They can only carry out ‘offshore transactions’ from IFSC / GIFT City, thus negating the need for overseas ‘offshore’ offices.

Services SEZ Zone

The services SEZ zone is for any company that is providing services to overseas clients and has a net positive USD inflow. The development commissioner for Kandla SEZ also presides for GIFT SEZ for approvals.

Domestic Tariff Area

The domestic section of GIFT City is for those dealing in local economy / currency and providing services to member companies in IFSC/SEZ or those who wish to avail the infrastructure which GIFT offers.

The GIFT City Advantages

  • Global IT & Finance Hub – A new global destination
  • Integrated Development – Commercial Office, Residential and Institutional Space
  • Strong Promoters – Govt. of Gujarat initiative supported by Govt. of India
  • Central Business District – High-rise district with landmark buildings
  • International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) – India’s first and only operational IFSC
  • State-of-the-Art Infrastructure – Next-gen urban planning offering Plug & Play infrastructure
  • Strategic Location – 20 mins away from Domestic and International Airport with planned Metro connectivity
  • Ease of Doing Business – Conducive Regulatory Environment


The Thriving ‘City of Business’

The time to give your business a paradigm shift at GIFT City is here, where business is thriving and accelerating. An amazing confluence of technology, talent and global best practices in infrastructure – all together providing an international standard of working and living.

The GIFT City SEZ is equipped with some of the latest technology known to man. From the latest public transport, to automated waste collection to an efficient district cooling system, GIFT City has the best amenities available for its residents. Integrated urban transport systems will ensure you are never too far from any destination. The SEZ boasts of long green-belts and play areas as well as multi-level parking and a centralised security system.

World-Class Infrastructure;
A Business Enabler


The ICT services / platform is above or at par with global business districts. At GIFT, we provide ring architecture which makes IT infrastructure more reliable. The Tier IV data centre has a capacity of up to 900 racks.

Tier IV data centre operational. Ring architecture for IT infrastructure.

District Cooling System

Introduced for the first time in India for any commercial use. ETA Engineering Pvt. Ltd. - a reputed international agency from Dubai has partnered with GIFT City to develop this modular plant along with state-of-the-art TES tanks.

30-40% reduction in operational cost. No capital cost to be incurred for setting up chillers in the tower.


World-class roads in GIFT City are planned in a manner which will facilitate zero accidents.

40 Lane Kms Completed

Utility Tunnel

For all utility services except gas and sewerage from plants to various buildings. For Phase I, construction of Utility Tunnel of
4 km length in Domestic Services Zone (DTA) is completed. Phase II construction has also commenced.

Digging-free city and easy to repair/maintain the utilities. No interruption in infrastructure availability.


Supply from two different grids ensures 99.9% power, which means minimal / negligible power outage.

Minimal / negligible
power outage

Automated Waste Collection System

India's first AWCS plant is operational and developed by Envac, Sweden. It has been designed in line with the prevailing International standards in developed countries. GIFT City has developed the Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) that segregates the organic/inorganic 2D/3D waste for treatment.

No human intervention, which also reduces operational cost. Provides clean environment for people working in the city.


GIFT City provides for potable water (drinkable water) from any tap. Water supply to GIFT is provided from the Narmada canal, then treated and supplied for consumption in the city. Storage of surface run-off & rain water has been implemented. The Water infrastructure consisting of next class Water Treatment Plant (3 MLD) & Sewage Treatment Plant (2.2 MLD) by Voltas Ltd. in partnership with GIFT, is operational.

Drinkable water from any tap. Sustainable model through zero discharge concept.