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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat and Members of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) visit Dholera Industrial City ongoing projects

Ahmedabad, NFAPost: The Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR), a major greenfield industrial hub planned and located approximately 100km south of Ahmedabad and 130km from the State Capital Gandhinagar, is gaining momentum as various porjects associated with are at different stages of completion.

The project will be the first initiative from National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) to create a linear zone of industrial clusters and nodes to be developed in the influence area of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).

Gujarat Goverment ACS, Industries & Mines Department Rajiv Kumar Gupta visited at Dholera along with the members of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and interacted briefly with the officials at Dholera and reviewed the infrastructural development and various ongoing projects in India’s largest greenfield smart city.

Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) Managing Director Hareet Shukla, IAS, demonstrated the role of Dholera which will be significant in benefitting the potential business, creating a host of investment opportunities in the upcoming global integrated multi-modal logistics hub of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

The discussion with Rajiv Kumar Gupta highlighted the growth trajectory of the greenfield Industrial smart city’s operational efficiency and various initiatives implemented to promote Ease of Doing Business and adoption of technology to improve the efficiency and quality of business at Dholera.

During the visit, Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Rajeev Kumar Gupta, IAS said the development of a greenfield industrial smart city at Dholera is an urban development vision to improve business and investments being sustainable and innovative.

“The city’s holistic approach in the use of ICTs, the efficiency of urban operation, and the utilization & integration of new technologies is key to the creation of a truly industrial smart city that will meet the needs of present and future businesses,” he said.

On his visit to Dholera, the ACS briefly interacted with the industry members of the GCCI, State Bank of India, Torrent Power, and Tata Power and emphasised the smart city’s self-sustaining and automated eco-system, where its economic growth will be driven by industrialization, utility, logistics infrastructure and social infrastructure including education, healthcare, and other public amenities.

Commenting of the delegates and leadership visit at Dholera, Hareet Shukla DICIDL is thankful to the ACS for his peerless industry insights and anticipates to learn and discuss the growth vision of Dholera.

“We would also like to thank all the industry leaders and delegates from the GCCI and look forward to associating ourselves and adding extensive value to the potential business,” said Hareet Shukla.

On Dholera’s world-class infrastructure and multimodal connectivity, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Natubhai Patel observed Dholera with its dedicated freight corridors, ports, international airport, and six lane expressways will make business and investments sustainable, efficient, economical and convenient.

“With the development of upcoming logistics Parks and Mega Industrial Parks at Dholera, it is an excellent choice for national and global companies looking to expand in the Indian market. Dholera has already become a key location for massive investment hub and is on course to become one of the finest greenfield industrial smart cities,” said Natubhai Patel.

Hemant Shah, Senior Vice President, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Dholera with its renewable, resistant & smart energy is industry-ready, making it favourable for business.

“Its technological innovation will positively impact economic growth that contributes to urban development, making the city more livable and responsive. Furthermore, with its sustainable and resilient futuristic infrastructure, Dholera has huge investment potential for manufacturing and heavy industries,” said Hemant Shah.

Dholera, with its robust infrastructure, has already become a key location for massive business as well as urban development as the region is envisioned to be a building block of global Gujarat.

About Dholera

DSIR has been planned over an extensive area of land measuring approximately 920sqkm and encompassing 22 villages of Dholera Taluka in the Ahmedabad District. This will be by far the largest of investment nodes planned along the influence of DFC in the DMIC region. This node is strategically located between the industrial cities of Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Bhavnagar urban agglomerations.

The nearest international airport is at Ahmedabad and the Government of Gujarat through the Dholera International Airport Company Limited (DIACL) has plans to develop another international airport in the north-east of the proposed investment region.

NICDC Limited with the support of DSIRDA, plan to create an economically and socially balanced new-age City with world class infrastructure and the highest quality-of-life standards and sustainability in the urban form. This new age city aims to have a sustainable urban transportation system within and mobile/ efficient regional connectivity with neighboring cities and the rest of the country.

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