Varaha infra limited got a contract from the Airports Authority of India for the Development of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Ahmedabad.
This new greenfield airport will be capable of handling 1.5 million passengers per year after the completion of its Phase 1 in 2025 and has been designed to ultimately handle 50 million passengers per year after its final phase – see project information.
Its 1426 hectare site at Navagam village (view on google maps) is located north of Dholera Smart City & Bhavanagar, and south of Ahmedabad. In the future, the airport will be connected to Ahmedabad through the under construction 109 km Ahmedabad – Dholera Expressway.
Like all new airport projects, Phase 1 civil works involve construction of the airport’s infrastructure including runways, taxiways, aprons and road network. AAI invited tenders for this package in February with an estimated cost of Rs. 986.91 crore and 840 day (2.3 year) completion deadline.