Dholera SIR is India’s first Greenfield Industrial Smart City to achieve a platinum rating by the Indian green building council. It is planned and located approximately 100 km southwest of Ahmedabad. Spanning approximately 920 sq. km and encompassing huge land parcels, DSIR is envisaged to be significant within the strategic locations of Industrial cities at Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
It is part of the prestigious Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. DMIC is part of India’s most ambitious infrastructure program National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC), aiming to develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” and converging next-generation technologies across infrastructure sectors.
1. Water Management Plant Dholera
Water Management resources at Dholera meet the current ecological, social, and economic needs without compromising the ability to meet those needs in the future and collaboratively seek resilient regional solutions that minimize risks. This process also means the economics stack up in matching supply and demand and the water delivery process is as efficient as possible. Dholera’s water sustainability aims at effective and holistic management of water resources.
2.Road & Network Management:-
Various categories of roads ranging from 18m ROW to 70m ROW are constructed for the efficient circulation/movement of people and goods for the Activation Area. The design and construction of roads is benchmarked against international standards. The entire road network spread across the activation area of 22.54 sq. km is around 85 kms. The use of the latest design software, 3D modeling for design and the latest construction methodologies are used to achieve the efficiency of these networks. Services and utilities running within the road reserves include stormwater drainage, water supply, sewerage, power, telecommunications and gas.
3. Largest Solar Park Dholera:-
A 5000 MW Dholera solar park project is being developed in two phases in DSIR, approximately 100 km from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. More than 11,000 ha of land is identified for development of this solar park which is owned by the Government of Gujarat. The construction of this massive 5000 MW solar park will attract an investment close to about `25,000 Cr. which will generate employment for more than 20,000 people.
4. MRTS (Ahmedabad To Dholera):-
The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) between Ahmedabad and Dholera is part of the plan to develop a self-sustained rail-based transportation system in order to provide connectivity both within Dholera and between Dholera and Ahmedabad for the movement of people.
5. Dholera International Airport:-
To provide air connectivity to Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) an upcoming International Airport 15 km from the proposed activation area is being developed in an area of 1426 hectares of land. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has prepared the Feasibility Report and all necessary permission has already been obtained.
The Dholera International Airport is envisaged to cater DSIR & its hinterland and traffic overflow from Ahmedabad International Airport. The airport is slated to have two runways capable of handling wide-bodied long-haul aircrafts such as the A380. Work on Dholera International Airport to start soon. The Airports Authority of India has issued a tender for the first phase of the project which includes the runway, taxiway, apron, etc. The `986.61 crore project will be executed on a public-private partnership basis and will be completed in 3 years.
6. Ahmedabad Dholera Expressway:-
The N.H.A.I. has initiated development work of the decade-old Ahmedabad-Dholera Ten-lane expressway project for the stretch of road connecting Ahmedabad to Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR). This project is expected to be completed by the end of FY 2023-24.
7. Multi Model Logistics Park:-
An upcoming hub for MTRS, LTR, BRT, regional bus and rail, para transport, cycle and pedestrian integration is part of the project planning.