Gujarat International Finance & Technology City

Gujarat International Finance & Technology City
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Project executed by
Envac Environmental Technology India Pvt Ltd
Project status
India / City Centre

Envac has installed the world’s first integrated collection and segregation facility enabling the client to both collect and recycle waste onsite without the use of any vehicle based collection

GIFT City is a leading example of India’s first SMART City using state of the art technology.

Envac’s winning bid is being implemented over a period of 10 years.  Upon completion a total of 115 towers will spread across 700 acres generating 400 tons of waste per day. The waste collected by Envac will be routed to 7 collection stations across the site.

Envac’s system has been designed to be rolled out in phases. Phase 1 is already complete and Envac recently started design work on Phase 2.

Envac’s system will allow for the collection of 2 waste fractions.  The WET organic waste is currently composted however; as part of Phase 2 a pilot plasma gasification plant is under construction to test the generation of energy from the wet waste stream and sewage sludge. If successful this will become the primary disposal method for wet waste and it will be located within the Envac collection station.  DRY recyclables are stored in a bunker before entering a semi-automated segregation plant located within the collection station.  

Each building /plot has two chute inlets, one for dry waste and one for wet waste, each building also has 2 litter bins located at the ground floor level.  Each zone of 4–5 towers will be served by 3-4 outdoor inlet points each with the capacity to collect the wet and dry fractions.

Envac is responsible for overall solid waste management including daily litter bin collection, street side collection, bulky waste collection and handling and operating the Envac system. 

The client

Gujarat International Finance & Tec-City (GIFT City)

The brief

GIFT City is one of the most ambitious infrastructure-led projects to be undertaken on Indian soil and one that India’s Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, believes will ‘meet the needs of a modern India and create space in the global financial world’.

Its main purpose is to provide high-quality physical infrastructure including electricity, gas, water, district heating and waste, so that finance and technology firms can relocate from areas such as Mumbai and Bangalore, where infrastructure is either inadequate or expensive.

Envac won the tender to provide the world’s first integrated waste and recycling segregation plant, contribute towards GIFT City’s Smart City status through the provision of its sustainable waste transportation technology and ensure the seamless underground automated waste collection of up to 400 tonnes of waste each day throughout a site spanning 886 acres in Gandhinagar.

The project

On its completion in 2025 – 2028, GIFT City will comprise:

  1. Residential and commercial zones
  2. Hospitals
  3. Schools
  4. Hotels
  5. A world-class trade centre
  6. Approximately 25,000 apartments with over 100,000 residents and a working population of 500,000
  7. A retail zone that is expected to attract 25,000 – 50,000 visitors each week
  8. 115 towers each ranging from 25 - 60 floors

Each building will contain two Envac chutes, which will feed in to one of seven on-site collection stations covering organic waste and mixed recyclables. Envac will also be responsible for sorting the mixed recyclables in a deal that makes GIFT City the first site in the world to introduce an Envac system that addresses every element of the waste collection process.

“Laying visionary plans for a world-class development is one thing, but to actually make them a reality is another. However, with Envac we’ve found a partner that has added value to GIFT City on so many levels. The system’s ability to revolutionise the waste collection process, from making the development cleaner and more hygienic by eliminating overfull bins, to making the area safer and more environmentally friendly by removing large trucks from the waste collection process - all whilst reducing the cost of waste collection - is extraordinary. We have no doubt that Envac will continue to support the Clean India initiative and we look forward to rolling out the system as the project develops.”

Ajay Pandey, Managing Director and Group CEO at GIFT City

Basic project information
CityGandhinagar, Gujarat
Project startup2013
In operation since2015
Project completed2028
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaCity Centre
Design capacity400 tons per day
Number of fractions2
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Food/Organic waste, Mixed recyclables with paper, Street litter