The Airports Authority of India on Thursday issued a tender worth Rs 987 crore for the operation of Dholera International Airport. Construction agencies around the world will be able to bid for the airport. In addition to the main building of the airport, other facilities as well as the construction of a three-and-a-half kilometer long runway are included in the tender.
The airport will be equipped with a Category-9 fire station, landing and take-off capacity of 4E type aircraft and all facilities for cargo as well as passenger transport. Adjacent to the Dholera Special Investment Region and the city, the airport can be compared to a world-class airport.
Manoj Kumar Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Industries, said the airport would cater to the many needs of Dholera and the Special Investment Region. This will reduce the load on Ahmedabad airport and boost the airport based economy. The aerospace ecosystem in Gujarat will get a boost from this airport in the near future. Harit Shukla, MD, Dholera SIR, said that this would be the largest airport in Gujarat.