Dholera Metro Rail Project. A proposal to develop a high speed metro rail that shall pass through Ahmedabad-Dholera-Gandhinagar was submitted under the DMIC master plan.
This elevated metro project shall be built in two phases spanning 61.55 kilometers and 38.45 kilometers respectively. The first phase shall connect Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar and the second phase shall connect Ahmedabad to Dholera. Since the project is supposed to have a long gestation period, it has been put on fast track by the state government and is one amongst the early bird projects.
Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad-Dholera project was included in the master plan for DMIC and approved by the authorities. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) (with initial paid up capital of Rs. 10 crore) shall oversee the development of this project and shall be under complete ownership of Government of Gujarat. This SPV shall undertake all crucial activities to ensure seamless development of the project including activities such as land acquisition, discussion of funding pattern with state and central government, shifting of utilities in phased manner and development of metro corridor, depos and bus depos.
This project is an ambitious project and shall enable the cities to prosper faster by giving an additional and much required thrust to their infrastructure built up.