Cabinet approves greenfield airport in Dholera, Gujarat, will cost Rs 1300 crore

Greenfield airport approved in Dholera

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After completion in 2025-26, initially 3 lakh passengers will be able to travel from this airport annually. Later, during the next 20 years, this number is expected to increase to 23 lakhs.

Cabinet , cabinet) today opened the Greenfield Airport in Dholera, Gujarat (Airport) has been allowed to develop. Today, Union Minister Anurag Thakur gave this information, he said that 1501 hectares of land has been acquired for Dholera Airport. The airport will be built by Dholera International Airport Company. According to the Union Minister, the Airport Authority will have 51 percent share of Gujarat Government, 33 percent and National Industrial Corridor 16 percent and its estimated cost will be Rs 1305 crore. According to the plan, the construction of the airport is planned to be completed in the next 4 years. Ministry of Aviation (aviation ministryAccording to ) the air distance from Ahmedabad to Dholera airport is 80 kms.

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First phase approved

The ministry has informed that the CCEA has approved the first phase of the new greenfield airport of Dholera and it is to be completed in 48 months. After completion in 2025-26, initially 3 lakh passengers will be able to travel from this airport annually. Later, during the next 20 years, this number is expected to increase to 23 lakhs. With this, the annual cargo traffic is estimated to be 20 thousand tonnes. Which can reach 2.73 lakh tonnes in the next 20 years. According to the ministry, Dholera will act as a second airport for Ahmedabad and will facilitate the movement of passengers and goods of the Dholera Special Investment Region. And in the coming times, it will become a cargo hub for the nearby industrial area.



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