Gujarat International Finance & Tec City

Gujarat International Finance & Tec 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 automated waste collection system and recyclable segregation plant in the Gujarat International Finance & Tec City (GIFT City) – a landmark site covering 886 acres in Gandhinagar, India. The system is in operation since April 01, 2015.

On the development’s completion in 2025 - 2028 Envac will handle the waste of the entire district, which is expected to be over 400 tonnes per day generated from GIFT City’s

  • 25,000 apartments
  • 100,000 residents
  • 500,000+ working population.
  • 25,000 - 50,000 visitors to the retail zone per week

GIFT City will comprise 112 towers each ranging from 25 - 60 floors, residential and commercial zones, hospitals and schools and a world-class trade centre.

A smart city, this latest sustainable development to be built in India will cater for a wide selection of the population and provide many employment opportunities for its communities.

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. Talks are currently underway to include an onsite waste-to-energy plant, which would deliver a full closed-loop solution.

The first (of 8) waste collection station and the segregation plant are in operation, handling the waste from the two first towers. The first 8 waste inlets are installed (in- and outdoors). The first 5 units of Self-Emptying Litterbins are installed and will be in operation later this year.

More project details:

  • RFID / SESAM based out door inlets
  • 2 fraction garbage chutes in all plot connections
  • Pipe net in underground service tunnel
  • 400 tons of waste per day in ultimate phase with 8 waste collection stations
  • Currently: 1 waste collection station, designed for 50 ton/day, operational handling 6 tons per day in April 2015
  • Expected to reach max capacity by 2018
  • Segregation plant of 8 ton/hour capacity installed and procured from STADLER Germany
  • Capable of segregating 2D and 3D i.e. paper, plastic, aluminium
  • Two trucks for the containers – one for organic waste containers compacted and one for collection of bulky waste and street side litter
  • Storage In Bend Self-Emptying Litterbins – 5 units will be in operation in October 2015
  • Upgraded SCADA software
  • Touch Screen Panels for Compactor
  • Envac fully integrated with City Wide BMS systems for smart operation and monitoring
  • Project has been adapted by Govt. Of India as minimum requirement for SMART City Concept and Initiative across India
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
Number of fractions3
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Food/Organic waste, Street litter