Dholera International Airport : India's First Greenfield Airport
The Dholera International Airport is a part of Dholera SIR of Gujarat,India. The greenfield airport will be built on 1700 acres of land and 1426 hectares of Government land has been reserved for Airport at Navagam Village of Dholera Taluka in Ahmedabad District.,29 km from Dholera SIR and 80 km from Ahmedabad. Dholera greenfield international airport located at a distance of 100 kilometres South West of Ahmedabad.
Once fully functional, this airport is likely to have an annual capacity of 50 million passengers. Beside Easing congestion for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, it will serve the other regions of Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Kheda, Nadiad and Anand in Gujarat. The Greenfield airport aims to ease congestion for the Ahmedabad airport, handling 11 million passesngers per annum, as against its capacity of 7 million passengers.
The Dholera Airport is expected to have 2 runways on it. 1 of the runways to be built in the first phase with a capacity to handle up to 30 million passesngers per annum. Second runway would be built under the second phase, having the capacity of 20 million passengers per annum.
The airport will be well connected with the city transportation facilities.The National Highway Authority of India(NHAI) has acquired a 120 meters wide strip extending from Dholera Smart City to Ahmedabad 90 meters of this would be utilized for a 6 lane highway and 30 meters for a Metro.
Government of Gujarat has formed an SPV, Dholera International Airport Company Ltd. to facilitate the project in PPP mode with the help of Project Management Consultant according to the Greenfield Airport Policy of Government of India.
- No Objection for construction of an International Airport from Ministry of Defence (MoD)
- Site Clearance for the project from Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)
- Environment Clearance for the Project from Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. (MoEF)
- In-Principle Approval from Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)
Dholera International Airport project has been declared as an ‘Early Bird Project’ jointly by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Delhi - Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and the Govt of Gujarat. Dholera Interantional Airport equipped with world class amenities will set the best example for the future of Indian Airlines.