The smart city project in Kochi in Kerala, India, will be inaugurated on February 20.
The announcement comes days after the Smart City board met in Dubai to decide the dates and the attendee list.
SmartCity Kochi is an initiative by Dubai-based Tecom, in association with the Government of Kerala. The project, when fully complete, will comprise of 8.8 million sq ft of built up space, out of which at least 6.21 million sq ft will be specifically for IT/ITES/allied services.
The first phase will have an office space of 650,000 square feet. The construction work on the second phase will also be kick-started on the day of the inauguration.
Work on the project which started in May 2007 has witnessed intermittent delays following various controversies, starting from allocation of land to project development.