Delhi - Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is India's most ambitious infrastructure programme aiming to develop new industrial cities as "Smart Cities" and converging next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors. The objective is to expand India's Manufacturing & Services base and develop DMIC as a "Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub".
Dholera SIR is one of the first and the biggest of the eight manufacturing cities to be developed under Phase-1 of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor and is planned to be the first and largest smart, sustainable “greenfield industrial city”.
Dholera SIR is a greenfield industrial city planned and located in the state of Gujarat, approximately 100 km SW of Ahmedabad. Located in the home state of Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, Dholera is envisaged to be larger than Ahmedabad and is strategically located between Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot and Bhavnagar – major cities of Gujarat.
Dholera is connected by existing rail, road and air networks with rest of the world. Its proximity to India’s major ports makes Dholera, the most viable option for all kinds of Industry. The regional connectivity is enhanced by a 6-lane expressway from Ahmedabad to Dholera and the Metro Rail along with the expressway will further reduce the travel time to 45 minutes from Ahmedabad to Dholera. Dholera International Airport is ready for implementation.
The 920 sq km of the Dholera Industrial City area has a total developable area of about 580 sq km since one third of the area falls within the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) boundary where development is restricted and is as per CRZ norms. Out of the 580 sq km the prime agricultural land has been preserved and a total area of about 422 sq km has been set for urban development.
Dholera SIR is going to be developed Phase wise. The development work divided in three phases. In First Phase 153.74 Sq Km area of Town Planning Scheme 1 & 2 is going to be developed by 2022. Though Dholera SIR will be spread over 920 sq km, Phase-I will cover 153 sq km but actual work is only started from a smaller area described as “Activation Area”.
Dholera’s immediate City development area (Activation Area) is approximately 22.5 sq km (5,600 acres) expected to be operational by 2019.
The Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority (DSIRDA) has the responsibility of planning and development of DSIR and will encompass the function of administering government land within DSIR.
An SPV named Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) has been created between the Central Government (DMICDC Trust) and the State Government (DSIRDA) of Gujarat to implement the project.
The Proposed Greenfield Airport will be developed as cargo plus passenger airport.
Government of Gujarat has formed an SPV, Dholera International Airport Company Ltd. (DIACL) to facilitate the Dholera Airport Project. Airport Authority of India (AAI) and National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT) are the stakeholders of DIACL.
Defence, Aviation, Electronics, High Tech emerging technologies, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Heavy engineering, Auto & Auto ancillary, General Manufacturing, Agro & Food processing, Metals & Metallurgical products, etc. are the sectors identified with a high potential for Dholera Industrial City among other sectors. DSIR will be home to non-polluting industries, promoting a clean, green and sustainable urban development, which can contribute to the growth of the region and India.
DIACL has received the following approvals
There are options for investment outside Dholera SIR also but it is advisable to invest inside Dholera SIR.