Gift City

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) is a central business district under construction in Gandhinagar district in Gujarat, India. It is India's first operational greenfield smart city and international financial services centre, which the Government of Gujarat promoted as a greenfield project. In 2020 GIFT IFSC bagged 10th place in Finance Industry and top rank in emerging financial centres in Global Financial Centres Index. As of June 2023, it is home to 23 multi-national banks including HSBC, JP Morgan and Barclays; 35 fintech entities; two international stock exchanges with average daily trading volumes of $30.6 billion; as well as India's first international bullion exchange with 75 onboarded jewellers

The city is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River and is around 12 km (7.5 mi) from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. The city is designed so residents can walk to work, and includes commercial, financial and residential complexes.The city is connected through 4-6 lane state and national highways. A metro station is also planned[clarification needed] for construction, which would connect GIFT City to the Ahmedabad Metro network, and is expected to be completed by March 2024.[9][10] The total area for the development of GIFT is 359 hectares (886 acres) out of which the special economic zone (SEZ) constitutes 106 hectares (261 acres). The project area under development can hence be classified under the SEZ area and the non-SEZ area (also known as the Domestic Tariff area or the DTA)