Pune: The upcoming business zone along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the Dholera Industrial City (DIC) in Gujarat, is inviting city-based large manufacturers in aviation, defence, electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, heavy engineering and sectors for investments in the city, which is located about 100 km south of Ahmedabad. Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) is the SPV managing the implementation.
At a corporate interaction meet held in association with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at the Sheraton Grand on Tuesday, companies from different sectors in the city were offered insights into how the upcoming project at Dholera Industrial City could offer prospects to develop and conduct business. The DIC is covered in about 920 sq km area of which 420 sq km will be used for construction.
The city, which is to be developed in the span of 30 years, will accommodate a population of over 20 lakh people and would create jobs for over 8 lakh persons. Plots are available for investments ranging from 0.5 hectares to 150 hectares as land parcels that can be aggregated to up to 750 hectares. Many Pune-based companies interacted with officials of DICDL to explore opportunities in DIC.
Dholera is envisaged to have world-class facilities with ICT Enabled Smart Infrastructure, sustainability in terms of zero waste discharge by treating, recycling and reusing 100 per cent of wastewater, Solid Waste Management, Storm Water Management, Rain Water Harvesting, single-window approach to streamline government to business interactions for permits and approvals, strategically located amenities to cater to health, safety, educational, recreational, cultural and spiritual needs of its inhabitants, etc.
Speaking about the initiative, Jai Prakash Shivahare, IAS, MD, DICDL, said, “We are developing DIC as a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub that will provide efficient and transparent municipal services, which will allow industries to thrive and reduce their business risks. We are pleased with the response we have received today from Pune companies.”
Jagdish Salgaonkar, Program Director for Dholera and Sr Vice President of AECOM, a global giant in engineering and programme management, explained to the audience the many unique features of Dholera, which will create a perfect balance between Work and Play. “Dholera is the role model for future cities in India,” Jagdish said.