Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) has completed the first phase of Online Development Approval System (ODAS) under the authority of GIFT Urban Development Authority (GIFTUDA), a statement issued by the company said here on Tuesday.
ODAS, according to the company statement, as a part of e-governance is an e-platform through which the entire process from submission of complete building development plan to its approval, possible to complete online within 15 days. It also covers commencement and occupancy stages and is a transparent and faster automated building scrutiny mechanism with more innovative approach to ease the development approval process.
Commenting on this faster and innovative approach for smart city development, Ramakant Jha, managing director and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GIFT Company Ltd. said, “GIFT City has successfully implemented first phase of ODAS and ensured uniformity, efficiency in scrutiny and faster approval of architectural plans in an automated manner. As a whole, the system reduces the lengthy and cumbersome manual process of calculation and checking with codes, possibility of human errors in scrutiny, saving valuable time and effort for the architects as well as confidence of the authority by supporting all electronic versions of the documents and drawings.”
Jha said after successful implementation of ODAS-1, GIFTCL has envisioned for enhancement in ODAS-2 with diverse features. “In line with other major development authorities of the world, GIFT has also introduced a unique, transparent and faster automated building scrutiny mechanism with more innovative approach to ease the development approval process. It also covers commencement and occupancy stages,” Jha said.
GIFT, a Gujarat government project in partnership with IL&FS, is India’s first global financial hub and first multi-service SEZ with International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) status which will cater to India's large financial services potential by offering global firms, world-class infrastructure and facilities.