Dholera SIR

India's First Platinum Rated Greenfield Industrial Smart City

where opportunity meets sustainability

Dholera Special Investment Region is a greenfield industrial smart city planned and located approximately 100 km southwest of Ahmedabad. It is envisioned as India’s most attractive location for manufacturing and industrial development. The Government of Gujarat has created a legislative framework for the formation of a Specia Investment Region (SIR) under the Act 2009, for which a regional development authority, DSIR has been established.



The Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority (DSIRDA) is in charge of planning and development of DSIR and will encompass the function of administering government land within DSIR. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) has been created between the Central Government (NICDC Trust) and the State Government (DSIRDA) of Gujarat to implement the project.

Dholera is envisaged to be an incubator city, spanning approximately 920 sq. km., encompassing 22 villages of the Dholera taluka in the district of Ahmedabad. Its strategic location between the industrial cities of Ahmedabad Baroda, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar will facilitate Ease of Doing Business. Dholera Industrial City will have a selfsustaining ecosystem consisting of economic drivers through industrialisation, utility and logistic infrastructure, and social infrastructure including education, healthcare, and other public amenities.

Dholera aims at creating economic development alongwith enhancing the quality of life for people living and working in the city. DMICDC, with the support of the Government of Gujarat, plans to strategically create an economically and socially balanced new-age city with world-class infrastructure and highest quality-of-life standards.

Dholera is committed to increasing transport efficiency and improve trade flows based on the strategic pillars of sustainability, digitisation, and innovation. It will be connected with Ahmedabad by a 6-lane access-controlled expressway and MRTS (Metro Rail) in one common corridor and shall provide seamless connectivity and rail-road transition as an effective means of transportation between the two cities. An international airport is being developed to the northeast of DSIR, by Dholera International Airport Company Limited (DIACL). The airport has already received environmental and site clearance.

Advantages at Dholera Smart City

Worldclass Infrastructure

Live. Work & Play

Ease of Governance


Plug & Play


Social Infrastructure

Fast Track Approvals

Ease of Business


External Connectivity

Internal Connectivity

Industries in DSIR

Dholera is India’s first platinum-rated industrial smart city, comprising the largest land parcels in southeast Asia Accordingly, Defence, Aviation, Electronics, High-Tech Emerging Technologies, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Heavy engineering, Auto & Auto Ancillary, General Manufacturing, Agro & Food processing, Metals & Metallurgical Products, etc. are the sectors identified with a high potential for Dholera Industrial City. DSIR, with its plug-and-play infrastructure and lower power tariff, will be home to non-polluting industries, promoting clean, green, and sustainable urban development, which can contribute to the growth of the region and India.

Town Planning Schemes (TPS)

Dholera aims to improve the quality of life in terms of economic sustainability and cultural sensibility. Given this, the Government of Gujarat and DSIRDA have adopted the mechanism of Town Planning Schemes (TPS) to ensure the delivery of serviced land that can benefit the local population and the private sector.

TP schemes are being implemented under the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 (GTPUD) The developable area in DSIR is divided into six (6) Town Planning (TP) Schemes and all six draft schemes have been sanctioned. Town Planning Schemes 1 and 2 cover the development in Phase-I. TP 1 is spread over approximately 51 sq km or 12,750 acres, and TP 2 is over 102 sq km or 25,000 acres.

The town planning schemes will be planned in a way that the community living there shall have an easy access to all social infrastructure like schools, commercial establishment, hospitals etc.

Project background – DSIR Phase I

The Development Plan for DSIR has been prepared and sanctioned by DSIRDA. Phase-I constitutes TP1 and TP2 covering 153 sq km. Apart from urban development, overall trunk and external infrastructure will be developed to support the development at DSIR. These include the following:

Overall Trunk infrastructure projects

  • Roads and services/utilities
  • Raw water transmission line from the source
  • Wastewater treatment and recycle
  • Solid waste management
  • Power T&D network
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) network
  • Administrative and Business Centre of Dholera (ABCD)

External infrastructure projects

  • River bunding for flood management
  • Ahmedabad – Dholera Expressway
  • Ahmedabad – Dholera MRTS
  • Freight rail from DSIR to Bhimnath for connection to DFC
  • Dholera International Airport

Dholera’s immediate city development area of approximately 5,600 acres is expected to be operational by the end of first quarter of 2022. Dholera Industrial City is envisaged to be a world-class destination with excellent infrastructure. The city will provide opportunities for the setting up of manufacturing units, which will in turn help in increasing the industrial output of the country and create more than 8,00,000 jobs. All of this, while aiming to provide an environment to work, live, learn and play. Dholera SIR is a planned smart, sustainable community, which will be the role model for future cities in India The sanctioned Development Plan of Dholera Industrial City comprises a total land area of 920 sq km.

The Dholera Industrial City area has a total developable area of about 580 sq. km., as one-third of the area falls within the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) boundary where development is restricted and is as per CRZ norms. Out of the 580 sq km, the prime agricultural land has been preserved and a total area of about 422 sq km has been set for urban development. This area has been translated into six town-planning schemes and will be developed in three phases over 30 years.


Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed as a Joint Venture by Government of Gujarat through the Dholera

 Special Investment Regional Development Authority and Government of India through the National Industrial Corridor

 Development and Implementation Trust (erstwhile DMIC Project Implementation Trust Fund.)

City Level SPV formed – Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL). 

The SPV was formed on 28 January 2016 for the development of Dholera SIR, with the equity participation.




For the development of Dholera SIR, the Government of India (through NICDC Trust) and the Government of Gujarat (through DSIRDA) formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called ‘Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd.’ (DICDL) on Jan 28, 2016. The SPV is made up of a 51% stake of the Government of Gujarat through DSIRDA and a 49% stake of the Government of India through NICDC Trust.


National Industrial Corridor Development Programme is India’s most ambitious infrastructure programme aiming to develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” and converging next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors.

Govt. of India is developing various Industrial Corridor Projects as part of National Industrial Corridor programme which is aimed at development of futuristic industrial cities in India which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world. The same will create employment opportunities and economic growth leading to overall socio-economic development.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) Limited, a special purpose company, was incorporated to establish, promote and facilitate development of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project. Further, after announcement of other Industrial Corridor Projects, the mandate of DMICDC Ltd. has been expanded to develop and implement all Industrial Corridor Projects in the country and accordingly, the name has been changed to National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) Limited.

NICDC is mandated to undertake project development activities for Investment Regions / Industrial Areas / Economic Regions / Industrial Nodes and Townships / Integrated Manufacturing Clusters / Stand Alone Projects / Early Bird Projects for various Industrial Corridor Projects and also assists various State Governments.

NICDC undertakes various Project Development activities like Preparation of Master Plans, Feasibility Reports Detailed Project Reports etc. and acts as an intermediary for the purpose of development and establishment of infrastructure projects through developing and disseminating appropriate financial instruments, negotiating loans and advances of all nature, and formulating schemes for mobilization of resources and extension of credit for infrastructure.

Dholera Industrial City Development Plan

The Draft Development Plan aims at the creation of an economically and socially balanced, new age city with worldclass 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.

Dholera City Immediate Development


  • 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 hac 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.

Dholera TP-Schemes TP 1 to TP 6