Status: Planning Stage
Promoter: Airports Authority Of India
Project: To construct an international airport
Location: Near Dholera, dist. Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Current Status: A new international airport at Dholera was first proposed in 2006-07. The project was planned on 2,800 hectares. But now the project area has been halved to around 1400 hectares. Earlier, the plan was to have four runaways but now the airport will have only two. The Authority is in the final stages of submitting a revised draft development plan. On the basis of the plan the state government will conduct an environment impact assessment (EIA) and also apply for site clearance from the Union ministry of environment & forests. The Authority hopes to get clearance in the next few months. The project will be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP). The Authority is simultaneously preparing to invite expressions of interest (EOI) from private investors. The capacity of the international airport at Ahmedabad, which has registered the highest annual growth in traffic, is expected get saturated much before the year 2020. The project got a key clearance certificate from the ministry of defence on the basis of which state government hopes to acquire other approvals for the project.