Following the completion of the master planning process of six of the seven smart cities to be built along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial corridor, the government is working on setting up mass rapid transit systems to connect upcoming cities along the Corridor with existing ones. Mass rapid transit systems will be connecting Ahmedabad to Dholera considered to be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 7,000cr and Bawal to Gurgaon to be built at about Rs. 20,000cr to begin with, said sources at DMIC Development Cooperation (DMICDC). A mass rapid transit system connecting Burari to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, is also under consideration. The Japanese agency JICA is likely to be tapped for funding some of these.
The cities to be developed in the first phase include Aurangabad Industrial Township; Ahmedabad-Dholera Special Investment Region; Integrated Industrial Township, Greater Noida; Integrated Industrial Township Project at Vikram Udyogpuri, MP; Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Park, Maharashtra; and a Global City in Gurgaon.