What is Dholera SIR?

Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR)

Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) is a Greenfield Industrial City planned and located approximately 90 km South West Of Ahmedabad. The Government Of Gujarat has created a legislative framework for the formation Of a Special Investment Region Act 2009. Under the act, a regional development authority for DSIR has been established.

The Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority (DSIRDA) has the responsibility Of planning and development Of DSIR and will encompass the function Of administering government land within DSIR. An SPV named Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) has been created between the Central Government (DMICDC Trust) and the State Government (DSIRDA) Of Gujarat to implement the project. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC), a special purpose company, was incorporated to establish, promote and facilitate development Of the DMIC project.

Spanning approximately 920 sq km, encompassing 22 villages Of the Dholera Taluka in the District Of Ahmedabad, is envisaged to be bigger than the city Of Ahmedabad. It is strategically located between the industrial cities Of Anmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.

Dholera Industrial City will have its own self-sustaining ecosystem consisting Of economic drivers through industrialisation, utility & logistic infrastructure, Social Infrastructure including education, healthcare and Other public amenities.

DMICDC, with the support Of the Government Of Gujarat, plans to create an economically and socially balanced new-age city with world- class infrastructure and highest quality-of-life standards with sustainability in the urban form including a sustainable urban transportation system within and mobile/efficient regional connectivity with neighbouring cities and the rest of the Country.

Development Highlights

  • Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) spanning approximately 920sq km- encompasses 22 villages of Dholera Taluka.
  • DSIR, under Town Planning Schemes 1 to 6, covers an area of 422 sq km. Phase I covers 153 sq km of TP1 and TP2
  • Construction in an area of 2250 ha has been initiated for industrial and residential zones
  • DSIR is strategically located between industrial cities of Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
  • DSIR is also connected to Delhi and Mumbai via NH8 & DMIC
  • DSIR provides access to both the domestic and international markets and land parcels can be combined to get a contiguous area

Development Plan

The Draft Development Plan aims at the creation of an economically and socially balanced, new age city with world-class infrastructure and a high quality of life. Adoption of a sustainable approach across key components such as transportation, waste recycling, overall urban form and resource efficiency form the cornerstones of this plan.


Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is a Central Government infrastructure initiative aimed at developing new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” and converging next generation technologies

With an aim to create futuristic industrial cities through High Speed — High Connectivity enabled by the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), the Flagship programme of the Government of India, is being established, promoted, and facilitated through an SPV — Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC)

Phase | of the programme will see development of eight manufacturing cities including the Ahmedabad — Dholera Investment Region is connected to DFC.


  • MRTS is planned which will connect DSIR with Ahmedabad. Land already acquired.
  • Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is connecting from DSIR
  • Dholera Logistic Park Railway Station proposed in DSIR


  • Currently, two lane State Highway being expanded to 4 lanes
  • A dedicated 6 lane access controlled expressway connecting Ahmedabad & Dholera is under implementation. It will be 250m wide in entire Dholera SIR.
  • Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, which is connecting Dholera to Delhi and Mumbai. DMIC 10 lane expressway is already completed more then 70%.


  • Proposed Dholera International Airport will be located in close proximity to the Northern boundary of DSIR
  • Environment Clearance from MoEF and site clearance from MoCA have been obtained for developing an International Airport at Dholera
  • Bhavnagar Domestic Airport and Ahmedabad International Airport are 2 hours from DSIR
  • Dholera Airport will be completion till 2025
  • Dholera Airport will serve to 20 million population in next 20 years


  • World’s first CNG port is coming in Bhavnagar
  • The government has given its sanction to the Rs 1,900 crore brownfield project.
  • The project will be developed jointly by UK-headquartered Foresight Group, Mumbai-based Padmanabh Mafatlal Group and a Netherland-based consortium
  • The proposed CNG port terminal will have a capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum
  • Pipavav is the closest port to DSIR, which is approximately 200 km away
  • Pipavav has a range of cargo handling capabilities such as Container, Bulk, Capital Goods, Liquid, Gas, etc.
  • DSIR is also well connected to the major ports of Mundra and Kandla

A City of Connectivity

Cargo cum Passenger International Airport

Tender allotted to Varaha Infra LTD.

Worth 987 CR.

est. completion till Dec’24

6 Lane Express Highway Ahmedabad - Dholera

Tender allotted to 4 Companies

Worth 3500 CR.

est. completion till Dec’24

Mono Rail Connectivity Ahmedabad - Dholera

Tender allotted to JICA

Worth 6000 CR.

est. completion till Dec’24

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) was an ambitious $90 billion infrastructure project covering the 1483-km distance between Delhi and Mumbai.

Dedicated Freight Corridor

It is a high speed and high capacity railway corridor that is exclusively meant for the transportation of freight, or in other words, goods and commodities.

Sea Port

Dholera Port Ltd a 51:49 joint venture between the JK and Adani Groups is implementing the Dholera Port project in Gujarat.


The Development Plan for DSIR has been prepared and sanctioned by DSIRDA. In Phase-1, Activation Area of 22.5 sqkm is going to be completed. Some highlights given below:

Overall Trunk infrastructure projects in Phase-1

  • Roads and services/utilities

  • Raw water transmission line from source

  • Waste water treatment and recycle plant

  • Solid waste management

  • Power, Transmission and Duct network

  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) network

  • Administrative and Business Centre of Dholera(ABCD)

  • Cycle track with shaded walkway

  • Artificial River with riverfront development

  • Wifi network

External infrastructure projects

  • River binding for flood management

  • Ahmedabad – Dholera Expressway

  • Ahmedabad – Dholera MRTS

  • Freight rail from DSIR to Bhimnath Junction

  • Dholera International Airport

  • CNG Port Terminal

  • Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor


The Development Plan for DSIR has been prepared and sanctioned by DSIRDA. In Phase-1, Activation Area of 22.5 sqkm is going to be completed. Some highlights given below:

Roads & Services in Activation Area

  • Shaded Pedestrian
  • Integrated Signal System
  • Dedicated Cycle Track
  • Security & Surveillance
  • Traffic Management
  • Real Time Information


Total Road Length

L & T


1734 Cr.

Resident Population

Sewage Treatment Plant & Common Efflument Treatment Plant (CETP)

  • Shaded Pedestrian
  • Integrated Signal System

10 MLD

Total STP Capacity

L & T


53.9 Cr.

Construction Cost

20 MLD

Total CETP Capacity



145 Cr.

Construction Cost

Water Treatment Plant

  • Shaded Pedestrian
  • Integrated Signal System

10 MLD

Total STP Capacity

L & T


53.9 Cr.

Construction Cost

96 Thousasnds

Resident Population

76 Thousasnds

Total Jobs in Dholera

Airport Connectivity

Dholera International Airport

Dholera International Airport is being developed by the Airports Authority of India (AA\) with a multi-phase master plan to ultimately handle 20 million passengers per annum in the future.

The greenfield airport is being developed with the boundary of Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) as part of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). The airport will feature an aerocity with 75 hectares for commercial developments, cargo facilities and ultimately two runways — 3200 m and 4000 m long.

  • Area: 1426 hectares
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,378 crore (Phase 1)
  • Deadline: 2025 (Phase 1 opening / start of operations)
  • Nodal Agency: Dholera International Airport Company Ltd. (DIACL)
  • Owner & Operator: Airports Authority of India (AA)

Current Status & Tenders

In January 2020, RITES emerged as the lowest bidder among 8 firms for its Engineering Consultancy contract.

In February 2021, AAI invited tenders for the construction of the airport’s infrastructure including runway, taxiways, aprons, perimeter road etc with an estimate of Rs 987 crore. Technical bids were opened in early June and saw 17 bidders participate. In June-end, Varaha Infra from Jodhpur emerged as the lowest bidder for its construction work.

Location & Access

The project’s site is located north of Dholera Smart City & Bhavanagar, and south of Ahmedabad city. The site is accessible via NH-751 highway. In the future, Dholera Airport will be connected to Ahmedabad through the under construction 109 km Ahmedabad — Dholera Expressway and a semi high speed rail line. A monorail line has been planned, but will likely not be constructed.

Master Plan

Dholera International Airport will be capable of handling 1.5 million passengers per year after the completion of its Phase 1 in 2025 and 20 million passengers per year after its final phase.

The upcoming airport in Dholera will also cater to Other regions Of Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Bharuch, Nadiad and Anand in Gujarat. The first phase Of the airport is likely to become operational by the year 2024.


Advantage of Dholera

Dholera SIR is set to become one Of India’s most developed regions wherein all aspects Of life, work and play seamlessly converge to create a world-class city. We have carefully planned and gone the extra mile to make Dholera SIR the destination Of choice for you.

Located in the prime Minister’s home State Of Gujarat and a part Of his visionary plan, Dholera is extremely well-connected to the rest Of India and the world. It will be home to non‘polluting industries, as We aim to create a clean, green and sustainable urban development. It will be the perfect place to set up large manufacturing units due to the availability of large land parcels.

We have been tirelessly working and have progressed rapidly to lay the platform for the city to become a future hub Of innovation and progress. With all this and more, there really is no better place in the world for your business to grow and flourish.

What you can expect when you invest in Dholera

• Single window clearance
• Easy land allotment policy
• 360 connectivity external connectivity
• Fast track approvals
• Internal connectivity
• Cheapest electricity cost
• Potable water at Lowest cost
• Tax relaxation
• Industrial waste management

Permissable Industrial sectors

• Aerospace and Defence
• Heavy engineering manufacturing
• Auto and auto ancillaries
• Agro and food processing
• Electronics
• Pharma and bio-tech
• IT park
• Solar

Market Potential

  • Dholera offers large contiguous land parcels suitable for establishing a defense eco-system including but not limited to Manufacturing, Research & Development, Vendor Parks, Logistics & availability of skilled workforce.
  • Gujarat has approximately 101 engineering colleges with a capacity of 46,639 seats. Major institutes include IIT, Nirma University, LD Engineering College, Gujarat university. Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT and others. The skilled work force required for industrial development is easily available in Gujarat. Manufacturing
  • Gujarat is a thriving Auto & Engineering hub that can potentially contribute to the defence supply chain. Major hubs for Auto and Engineering are in Ahmedabad (100 KM) and Rajkot (175 KM)
  • A strong MSME sector already exists in Gujarat, which plays an important role in the Defence
    Manufacturing supply chain
  • Gujarat offers an established port sector
  • Gujarat also offers excellent technical education
  • Indian electronics market is expected to increase at CAGR of 8.1% between FY16 and FY22
  • While consumer durables market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 16.3% between FY15 and FY20
  • In Gujarat, between 2004 and 2013, the GSDP for agriculture sector including animal husbandry sector had increased from USD 4.5 billion, at constant 2004-05 prices
  • In Gujarat, there are 3339 pharma manufacturing units (as of March, 2014) including allopathic. Ayurvedic, cosmetic, homeopathy units
  • Pharma exports from Gujarat increased from USD 0.2 billion to USD 2.8 billion between 2004 and 2013. Formulation formed 40% of the exports while the rest was bulk drugs
  • Announced Defence & Aerospace policy 2022 & Defence manufacturing hub is Dholera.
  • Recently Announced first time in india – Semiconductor policy specially for Dholera. Dholera declared as semiconductor city by Gujarat Government

Dholera's Giants investor


100 Acres

100 Acres - 2 Gw Solar Module Plant  

200 MW

200 MW Solar Park

1320 Acres

1320 Acres - Solar Plant

100 Acres

5 GW Solar Cell & Module Manufacturing Plant

1426 Acres

1426 Acres - Aircraft Manufacturing

3 Acres

Petrol Stations & EV Charging Station

126 Acres

10 GwH Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant

30 Acres

POLYCAB Connection Zindagi Ka Wire, Cables & Accessories

90 Acres

Aluminum Foil & Flexible Packaging

700 Acres

LED FAB Semiconductor Facility Under the MeITY PLI
Upcoming Giants

Dholera's Upcoming investor


do you have any questions?

Here’s the list of some common questions which you want to explore for safe investment guidelines inside Dholera SIR.

1. Why Dholera is the Global City?

The whole city is divided in 12 different zones and with a timeline of 30 years. the development will be in three phases from 2012 to 2042 equally 10 years. As per the special investment region act, 50% of land in each zone are of authorities and with the single window Clearing and transparent allotment procedures through website of DICDL. Private players from Nation or from FDI from abroad can purchase enough chunk of land through authority with 100% white amount on 99 years Lease. Show investors will come here to find opportunities from all over the world and this is world’s first Platinum-rated sustainable City. That’s why Dholera will be the Global City such as Dubai.

2. Why Dholera is selected for special investment region?

Rest all part of Gujarat are comparatively prosperous. As before 4500 years ago there was a global power named Lothal so today also there is the geographical possibility to create Global City over here. The prices of the land are lowest of this region compared to other parts of Gujarat also possibility of four-way connectivity for this region by train by port by road and by airport. 920 square kilometres contain 22 villages are completely Barren land so from the root level there is possibility to create Greenfield City with well planned.

3. When will Dholera Smart City complete?

The timeline to complete 920 sq km area – bigger than Delhi and Singapore – is 30 years, but people can see development phase-wise. Current status of Dholera smart city: At the moment, 22.5 sq km area named “Activation area” is almost developed.

4. What is Dholera SIR Smart city?

Dholera SIR Smart City is India’s first Greenfield Platinum rated, IGBC certified, ready to live global industrial smart city.

5. Is it the right time to invest in Dholera SIR Smart City?

Investment in Dholera SIR Smart City can be a good opportunity for property investors as the prices are extremely reasonable at present. Besides, they are still in their implementation stage and holds substantial scope for price appreciation.

6. How much investment is required in Dholera SIR project?

Nestoria offer a wide range of investment opportunities for residential investment, industrial investment and commercial investment to investors.

7. How far Dholera Smart City is from Ahmedabad?

Ahmedabad is nearly 100 km away, Soon Ahmedabad-Dholera Express Way connects these cities and reduces time for commute.


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