Located in the Gulf of Khambhat in Gujarat, Dholera location favors its economic development plans owing to varied factors. Primarily, the credit goes to its proximity with important economic cities of Gujarat and the region's exemplary connectivity across the country and world.
Dholera is surrounded by water bodies on three sides and land on one side. The region measures whopping 920 Sq. Kms, more than half of which is developable area and rest falls under non-processing zone. The eastern side of Dholera is covered by Gulf of Khambhat while the region has Bavaliari Creek on the north and Sonaria Creek on the south.
Situated 100 kilometers each from Dedicated Freight Corridor and Ahmedabad, Dholera location is favorable for its economic growth. It is closely linked with Gandhinagar at a distance of 128 kilometers. Rajkot, Surat and Jamnagar are at a distance of 225 kms, 278 kms and 313 kms respectively from the smart city.The city is located 516 kilometers from Mumbai and 815 kilometers from the capital city of Delhi.
Widely connected to the major parts of India and also on global front, Dholera's transport network has been carefully planned to turn it into an economic powerhouse. The city is connected to neighboring cities of Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad and to Mumbai through National Highway 8. A six lane expressway has also been planned in the region connecting it to Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. Off late, Dholera International Airport has received relevant approvalsfrom authorities and work shall soon kick start on the project. This shall be located 20 kilometers from the smart city and link it with the entire world making it globally accessible at ease. A high speed metro rail shall also be constructed in Dholera and shall help in facilitating rapid movement between Gandhinagar-Dholera - Ahmedabad. Extended railway route has also been planned to connect the city on that aspect.
High speed metro rail - Metro rail shall soon connect Dholera to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The metro shall also link Dholera to the international airport and serve as a mode of easy linkage to important places within Dholera.
Six lane expressway - The city shall be linked with Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Vadodara through a six lane highway which shall initially be developed as a four lane highway and then by extended further as per future requirement.
Railways - An extended railway route is being planned that shall connect DSIR to important Indian cities.
Port - Dholera is situated at a mere distance of 11 kilometers from proposed port site via Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar highway.
Dholera International airport - 1,700 hectares of land has been set aside for development of the international airport, 20 kilometers from Dholera.