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Dholera Greenfield Smart City, a Trillion Dollar Baby

Dholera Greenfield Smart City, a Trillion Dollar Baby

DMIC is to be one of the largest smart and sustainable greenfield industrial city in the world. After PM Narendra Modi announced the “100 Smart Cities Mission” there has been a buzz about smart cities, particularly Dholera Greenfield Smart City and Meenakshi Khurana, MD, SmartHomes Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. This city has all the potential to become a “Trillion Dollar Baby” due to mega-project level innovations taking place in Dholera Smart City, strategically situated on the DMIC corridor.

DMIC will be 1504 km and will cover several states, including UP, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. 8 New Industrial Regions are to be built along with DMIC, among which Dholera SIR will be one of the largest Smart and Sustainable Greenfield Industrial City in existence, and this is how Dholera adds unique value to DMIC.

1426 hectares of land are reserved for the airport in the Navagam village of Dholera Taluka. The special purpose of the company DIACL is to take care of airport work. AAI has already prepared a feasibility report, a DPR and an EIA on the basis of which all the required NOC and in-principle approvals for the airport have already been obtained.

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Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway tender has been allocated to NHAI and work is now to start. NHAI is targeting the construction on the expressway to be finished within 24 months.

The Dholera SIR Master Planning is done by Halcrow. AECOM has designed a trunk infrastructure including roads, drainage, etc. and is fully responsible for the implementation. Wipro is hired as ICT consultants and companies such as IBM and CISCO are hired for technology implementation.

Starting with the establishment of a statutory structure, a DSIRDA regional development authority was set up to further improve Town Planning 1 – 6 schemes. The total area is 920 sq km, consisting of 22 villages of Dholera Taluka. The Government has followed the practice of TP Schemes to be developed in three phases.