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Greenfield International Airport

India is the 9th largest civil aviation market in the world. India is set to surpass UK and become the 3rd largest aviation market round 2024. India plans to increase the number of airports to 250 by 2030 to cater to growing leisure and business travel.

Government of Gujarat (GoG) has formed on SPV, Dholera International Airport Company Ltd (DIACL) to facilitate the Dholera Airport Project. Airport Authority of India (AAI) and National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT) are the stakeholders of DIACL.

The proposed Greenfield Airport will be developed as the second airport of Ahmedabad and serve the logistic and cargo requirement of DSIR.

  • DIACL, a joint venture is formed to develop the airport project with equity participation from AAI, GoG and NICDIT.
  • The airport is strategically located amongst the big cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, etc, while also connecting several international air routes.
  • 1426 hectare of Government land at Navagam Village of Dholera Taluka Ahmedabad District has been allotted for Airport & City Side Development.
  • The Site can accommodate two runways of 2900m and 4000m with parallel taxiways.
  • New International Airport on the northen tip, 1 kms away of sir
  • 9200 Hectors Goverments land reserved by the state govt of gujarat
  • DPR under preparation by airport authority of india
  • Site suitability established by airport authority of india
  • Well connected with proposed six lane Express way & metro rail upto ahmedabad and gandhinagar
  • SPV has been formed by GoG
  • Cargo as well as passenger airport facility will be available.
  • DIACL has received the following approvals


Project Land

The Dholera Airport will be built on 1700 acres Of land, 29 km from Dholera and 80 km from Ahmedabad. The Dholera International Airport project aims to decongest the Ahmedabad airport, which has been handling 11 million passengers per annum, as against its capacity Of 7 million passengers.

Airport Location

Besides decongesting Ahmedabad Airport the upcoming airport in Dholera will also cater to Other regions Of Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Kheda, Nadiad and Anand in Gujarat. The first phase Of the airport is likely to become operational by the year 2024.

Airport Capacity

The airport is expected to have two huge runways on it. One Of the runways to be built in the first phase with a capacity to handle up to 30 million passengers per annum. The second runway would be built under the project's second phase, having a capacity Of 20 million passengers per annum.


The airport will be well connected with city's transport systems. The National Highways Authority Of India (NHAI) has acquired a 120 metres wide strip extending from Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region) to Ahmedabad. 90 metres Of this strip would be used for a six-lane highway and 30 metres for a Metro link.


For the infrastructure development at Dholera SIR including the Dholera International Airport, the State government Of Gujarat would be investing Rs 20,000 crore.