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Indranil Das Gupta, CEO of Industrial Zone business in SREI, told me about the dream of his company to transform an industrial SEZ zoned land in Alibag, Maharashtra, into a Smart Town. It took me only 45 minutes to get to the site from the Gate of India, a surprisingly easy speed-boat ride. The land is mostly swamps. RBTA proposed Venice 2.0. It is fun to elaborate on the smart urban concept we have learn for our projects in Moscow, Dallas, San Francisco and Shenzhen to Alibag and really try to capture the local DNA of Mumbai and the ecosystem just south of the city. How to create a unique lifestyle in this remote, yet well connected, chunk of land? Today we signed the contract with a small ceremony.