Project type: smart district
10+ smart solutions
4,000 future residents
India is experiencing rapid urbanisation and is among the top five countries with the largest housing deficits in the world
To help tackle the affordable housing challenge, our first project in India is a set of 1,000 apartments to house 4,000 residents within Life Republic – an existing township in Pune undergoing continued development by Kolte-Patil Developers Ltd (KPDL), our specialist partner in the country.
Life Republic spans 370 hectares of land in the Hinjewadi region of Pune – one of India’s largest IT hubs, home to many leading IT companies and a vast job market.
Our expertise positions us to meet the needs of burgeoning city populations and their expectation of smarter services
Planet will implement smart solutions across the entire Life Republic township to benefit the whole community. On the Planet App, we have designed a new ‘Gate’ feature specifically for India which enables residents to invite friends, parents, maintenance staff, couriers and taxis into their residence. Through the app, inhabitants can communicate with the gatekeeper, who receives notifications when guests arrive.
Other smart solutions to be implemented include bookcrossing services, smart benches, fitness trails, smart gym equipment, smart street lighting, smart water systems, locations for air quality readings and SOS emergency poles.
Thanks to our Community Manager, Neha Shrivastava, community events are scaled up, and a complete calendar of activities organised – harnessing the expertise of our Social Innovation Team.