Dholera is a prominent smart city project located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is known for its ambitious development plans and is expected to be a game-changer in urban development in India. Some major project highlights of Dholera Smart City include
Dholera International Airport
Dholera International Airport is a greenfield airport project in Gujarat, India. It will be built near Navagam in the Dholera taluka of Ahmedabad district. The project site is spread over 1,426 hectares about 80 kilometers from Ahmedabad and around 20 kilometres from the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR).
In 2021, the Airport Authority of India released a Rs. 987 crore tender for Phase 1 of airport project. The airport will have a 3,200 metre long runway suitable for 4E category aircraft. The airport is expected to have a capacity of 50 million passengers per annum (MPPA).
Expected Completion: December 2025
The Activation Area in Dholera Smart City is a zone that is designed to promote economic activity and investment in the city. The Activation Area covers an area of approximately 22.5 square kilometers and is located in the heart of the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR).
The Activation Area in Dholera is being developed with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities such as roads, water supply, power supply, sewage treatment plants, and solid waste management systems. The area is also expected to have a range of social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and recreational facilities.
Administration Cum Business Center (ABC)
Administration Cum Business Center (ABC) is being planned for the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) as part of the Dholera Smart City project. The ABC will serve as a hub for government offices, business enterprises, and commercial activities in the region.
The ABC will be located in the Central Business District of Dholera and will be spread over an area of 20 acres. The center will have modern facilities and infrastructure such as conference rooms, meeting rooms, exhibition halls, retail spaces, food courts, and parking facilities.
The ABC is being designed as a green building and will have features such as energy-efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting, and waste management systems. The center is expected to be a major attraction for business enterprises and investors who are looking to set up operations in Dholera.
Ahmedabad–Dholera Expressway is a 109 km (68 mi) long, four-lane wide (expandable to eight) access-controlled under-construction expressway in Gujarat, India. It will connect Sardar Patel Ring Road near Sarkhej in Ahmedabad with Adhelai village in Bhavnagar district via Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR). Sarkhej to Dholera SIR distance is 71 km. The proposed Dholera International Airport near Navagam, about 20 km (12 mi) from Dholera SIR will also lie in the route.
The Ahmedabad–Dholera greenfield expressway is a part of the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and is expected to be ready by August 2024.
Dholera Solar Park
The Dholera Solar Park is one of the largest solar parks in India. It is designed to have a total capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW), making it a massive solar energy generation facility. Its proximity to the Gulf of Khambhat offers access to coastal areas for infrastructure development. The project is planned to be developed in multiple phases. Phase I of the Dholera Solar Park aimed to establish a capacity of 1,000 MW of solar power generation.