Dholera international airport shall be the second international airport in Gujarat, first one being Ahmedabad.
As the smart city is expected to an economic hub for trading and manufacturing activities and a much-in-demand investment space, it had become imperative for the place to be accessible by people worldwide. In an endeavor to support the anticipated economic revolution that the city is due to witness, Dholera airport project was envisioned and approved by relevant authorities.
The site for the project is located in Navagam village in Ahmedabad district. The facility shall be capable of accommodating an overall strength of 1200 passengers at one go and shall be massive in size. It is also going to carry the excessive passenger burden currently falling on Ahmedabad airport. Ahmedabad airport is expected to reach its saturation point by 2020 due to the incessant growth in air passengers in the region.
Construction of the Dholera airport is soon to begin and should get completed by 2020. Besides Ahmedabad, the airport shall also serve as an international connect for people residing in nearby cities. It shall be built as a world class facility and shall follow international standards of construction. While a part of the funding for the project shall be done by the central government, most of it shall flow in through alternate channels.
Dholera airport shall be crucial in bringing the city closer to the world and accelerate the economic spur in the region.