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Cabinet approves Development of new Greenfield Airport Dholera, Ahmedabad

Cabinet approves Development of new Greenfield Airport Dholera, Ahmedabad

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Cabinet approves Development of new Greenfield Airport Dholera, Ahmedabad

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for development of Phase I of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1305 crore, to be completed within 48 months.

The project is being implemented by Dholera International Airport Company Limited (DIACL), which is a Joint Venture Company comprising Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Gujarat (GoG) and National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) holding equity in the ratio of 51:33:16.

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Dholera Airport is to get Passenger and Cargo traffic from Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) and is expected to become a major cargo hub to serve the industrial region. This Airport will also cater to the nearby region and serve as a second airport to Ahmedabad.

Dholera  New Greenfield Airport situated

The New Greenfield Airport at Dholera is situated at an aerial distance of 80 Km from Ahmedabad Airport. The Airport is planned for operationalization from the year 2025-26 and initial passenger traffic is estimated to be 3 lakh passengers per annum, expected to grow to 23 lakh over a period of 20 years. The annual cargo traffic is also estimated from the year 2025-26 at 20,000 tonne, which would increase to 2,73,000 tonne over a period of 20 years.

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Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic

  • Statehood Day of Gujarat: 1 May 1960
  • Capital City of Gujarat: Gandhinagar
  • Largest City of Gujarat: Ahmedabad
  • Total Districts in Gujarat: 33
  • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat
  • Chief Minister of Gujarat: Bhupendrabhai Patel (BJP)
  • Total assembly constituencies of Gujarat: Unicameral (182 seats)
  • Parliamentary constituency of Gujarat: Rajya Sabha (11 seats) and Lok Sabha (26 seats)
  • High Court: Gujarat High Court
  • Total Population of Gujarat (2011): 60,439,692
  • Official Languages of Gujarat: Gujarati
  • Additional Official Languages of Gujarat: Hindi
  • Literacy Rate of Gujarat (2011): 78.03%
  • Sex Ratio in Gujarat (2011): 919 ♀/1000

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