Dholera had been a flourishing port in Gujarat with a prosperous trade till early 18th century. The state government is planning to develop it as a Special Investment Region (SIR) , the first in Gujarat.
Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is to be conceived as a Model Industrial Corridor of international standards with emphasis on expanding the manufacturing and services base and develop DMIC as the ‘Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub’.
The developmental planning for DMIC aims to achieve certain end results with implementation that would ensure realization of envisaged vision for the project and lead to economic development.
This region would be provided with an integrated township with residential, institutional, commercial and leisure/recreation infrastructure which could be dovetailed to requirements of specific investor groups/ countries.
Augmentation of Industrial Estates
As part of development of the industrial area, it is envisaged that augmentation plans for Ankleshwar and Jhagadia would be included under this project so as to facilitate further developments.
The proposed industrial area will offer opportunity for IT/ITES companies desirous of setting up/expanding their operations. This region is also expected to serve the Biotechnology industry.
Export-oriented Industrial Units
This region has the potential for developing chemical/ petro-chemical zone, automobile export zone, pharmaceutical industry.
The proposed Area would be well equipped with the medical and environmental facilities.
International Airport at Dholera
This investment region is proposed to be provided with a world class International Airport Hub.
Captive Power Plant
This Region offers good opportunity for developing a gas based/ duel fuel captive power plant. Hence the developers will have added advantage of investing in the region.
Availability of Huge land parcels for industrial development that could be spread over an area of 100 to 250sqkm.
Truck Terminal with Warehousing
It is envisaged that a truck terminal with facilities for servicing/repairing, warehousing with state of the art inventory management system and communication system to facilitate operation of 3rd Party logistics providers would be ensured.
Dholera has the advantage of developing a Greenfield port. Availability of 15- 18m deep draft at the port offers exclusive advantage for attracting deep draft vessels.
Dholera Port has excellent opportunity to get connected with hinterlands with road and rail linkages.
Development of requisite grade separators/flyovers/interchanges and underpasses along the National Highways/ State Highways and access roads for uninterrupted freight and passenger movement to the region would also be included in the development of feeder links.
Government of Gujarat has proposed development of Knowledge City with state of the art Finance City at Gandhinagar.
Greenfield Port at Dholera
It is proposed to develop an all-weather modern port at Dholera.
Development of High Speed Regional Rail link between Dholera, Ahmedabad and Gandhi Nagar for passenger and freight movements.
The alignment of the proposed DFC passes through Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch and Valsad in Gujarat. About 62% of area of the state is covered within the influence area of DMIC.