UP to build India’s first AI city in Lucknow


Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state, is set to establish the nation's inaugural AI city in Lucknow, aiming to nurture and boost the AI ecosystem. The government plans to allocate 40 acres in the Nadarganj Industrial Area for this project, ensuring it is free from encumbrances and facilitates land acquisition, zoning regulations, and other necessary clearances.

Lucknow already serves as the host for Centers of Excellence (COEs) in domains such as AI and MedTech, featuring significant AI integration. The AI COE at IIIT Lucknow supports over 15 AI/ML start-ups, contributing to a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The AI city aspires to evolve into a hub for idea generation and the development of the future workforce, incorporating cutting-edge technology, research centers, and educational institutions.

The UP Electronics Corporation, the nodal agency for the project, has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) inviting real estate developers to develop and operate the AI city. The developer will create office infrastructure based on plug-and-play facilities, including a tower with Grade A office space for incubators, start-ups, and corporates. To support the developer, financial incentives will be offered, including one-time Capital Expenditure (Capex) support of 25% up to Rs 20 crore for IT Park and Rs 100 crore for IT City. Additionally, there will be a 100% stamp duty exemption as per the IT and ITeS Policy, 2022.

The EoI document outlines the inclusion of a mix of luxury and affordable housing residential complexes to promote a walk-to-work model in the AI City. Dedicated spaces for top engineering and management institutes will be provided to encourage industry-academic collaboration, along with AI-enabled internal modes of transport.


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