CCEA approves proposal for development of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera of Gujarat
Greenfield Airport Dholera: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the proposal for development of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Gujarat. The permission is granted for the construction of Phase I at an estimated cost of Rs. 1305 crore. The target is to make the airport operational within 48 months, as per the official PIB release.
The CCEA is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The project is being implemented by Dholera International Airport Company Limited (DIACL), which is a Joint Venture Company comprising Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Gujarat (GoG) and National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) holding equity in the ratio of 51:33:16,” the release further said.
Dholera Airport is to get Passenger and Cargo traffic from Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) and is expected to become a major cargo hub to serve the industrial region, the statement added.
This Airport will also cater to the nearby region and serve as a second airport to Ahmedabad.
The New Greenfield Airport at Dholera is situated at an aerial distance of 80 Km from Ahmedabad, Airport. The Airport is planned for operationalization from the year 2025-26 and initial passenger traffic is estimated to be 3 lakh passengers per annum, expected to grow to 23 lakh over a period of 20 years. The annual cargo traffic is also estimated from the year 2025-26 at 20,000 tonne, which would increase to 2,73,000 tonne over a period of 20 years.