BRINGING ALIVE THE LEGACY OF LOTHAL
ONE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST PLANNED CITIES
Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilisation, located in the Bhal region of the modern state of Gujarat and dating from 3700 BC. It was discovered in 1954 by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASD) Lothal was a thriving trade centre in ancient times, with its trade reaching the far corners of world including West Asia and Africa. Lothal’s dock-the world’s earliest known-connected the city to an ancient course of the Sabarmati river on the trade route between Harappan cities in Sindh and the peninsula of Saurashtra when the surrounding Kutch desert of today was a part of the Arabian Sea.
Dholera, in close proximity to Lothal, aims to tap into the rich mercantile heritage of Gujarat and give it a new relevance.
WORLD CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE
Benchmarked against the best
World dass, smart and sustainable infrastructure facilities set Dholera apart Dholera’s world class infrastructure is benchmarked againnt best practices from around the world. The detailed implementation strategy, takes into account several trunk infrastructure projects, including Potable Water Sewage, Industrial Waste Water, Storm Water, Power and Information & Communication Technology and Roads.
Efficient Transit Network
Dholera’s planning includes safe and well controlled roads with Multi-Purpose Corridors, Bicycle Tracks, Service Roads, shaded pedestrian-friendly walkways for comfort & safety, and constant monitoring by CCTV cameras. A dynamic Intelligent Traffic Management System is planned to reduce emissions, enable rerouting and auto detection of violations.
ICT Enabled Smart Infrastructure
Dholera is the city that will use ICT as an underlying enabler in all spheres of the city and will integrate multiple enential disciplines, will faclitate ease of doing business and ease of Iving, along with a platform for efficient operations and administration.
City Command and Control Center
Dholeras Command and Control Centre in designed to overee safety & security and will provide colabocation among oty departments e.g. utasies, traffic management emergency response for orchestrated functioning this enhancing city liveability.
Water and Waste Water System
Zero waste discharge by treating 100% of the wastewater generated to tertiary standards for non-potable and industrial use. Implement best practices such as smart metering and SCADA to minimize losses.
Solid Waste Management
100% collection of solid waste with no sights of public dumping and foul adour. Biodegradable solid waste will be treated for use as compost and to generate energy.
Storm Water Management and Rain Water Harvesting
Capture storm water runoff to minimize flooding and property damage implement a rain water harvesting system through an open earthen canal which will allow aquafer recharge and reuse of water for imigation
Reliable and quality power 24/7 Deployment of smart grd, snart metering and monitoring for minimizing losses Implementation of paices to encourage generation of mewable energy.
PLUG AND PLAY
Building this city from the ground up the apon has been to have a ug and Play approach wheren all the and parcels are fully ICT enabied and completely built up Infrastructure is offered right at the plot leve
Dholera is unique in that it is the first city in India where all underground utinties ko Gas, ICT, Power Potable water Recycled Water, sewer pipes and storm water, are pre planned for complete development, with the capability of handling the growing demands of the city.
EASE OF DOING BUSINESS
A “single window approach would streamline the G2B (Government to Business) interactions by reducing the number of procedures and approvals neede to setup business. Typical lists of items to be handled by this approach are:
- Provide a ready list of permits required by industry-type
- Assign a single point of contact for each business applicant to ensure hurdles are removed
- Process permitslapprovals within a fixed time period
A variety of non-poiluting industries can be accommodated with Heavy Engineering, Auto & Auto Ancillaries, Defence and MRO benefitting the most because of the availability of large land parcels, smart infrastructure and skilled labour This forms the platform for industries to invest & operate in Dholera, without having to worry about developing the surroundings.
DHOLERA OFFERS SUFFICIENT INDUSTRIAL LAND TO FULFIL TODAY'S NEEDS AND FOR FUTURE EXPANSION
True to its name, Dholera Industrial City focuses on catering to the needs of businesses and industries. While the businesses and industries will create jobs for people to come to Dholera for work, the residential zones will ensure that the employees and their families can live close to work.
A hierarchy of functional open green spaces including neighbourhood parks, community parks, linear park within walking distances along with Recreation and Sports zone will provide places to play and recreate-thus laying a strong foundation for a Live-Work-Play community. Special zones have been allocated for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) housing
Dholera’s design includes amenities to cater to the health, safety, educational, entertainment, cultural and spiritual needs of inhabitants. These have been strategically located to provide safe, easy and walkable access.
Geared towards social and intellectual interaction, Dholera has dedicated spaces for basic amenities such as Pharmacies, Hospitals and Fire Stations as well as spaces for awareness activities such as Community Hals. From neighbourhood level farmers market to dedicated zones for hawkers, dispersaries to emergency services with quick response time, petrol pumps to Electric Vehicle charging stations, tads and auto rickshaw stands to bicycle parking, public toilets to spaces for public art and cinema halls to religious facilities. Education infrastructure ranging from early childhood education to Anganwads to integrated schools, from colleges to skill development centres.
AT A GLANCE
A Special Purpose Vehicle created as a joint venture company between central and state governments will deliver world class trunk infrastructure for Dholera Industrial City. It will also be vested with municipal powers and eventually mature into a full fledged local body for the city.
Land in possession
Environment clearance obtained
Trunk infrastructure implementation in progress