What is the Dholera Special Investment Region, why is it significant?

Context:

  • In an attempt to encourage industries to set up units in the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), the Gujarat government offered land parcels at half their original price. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant too pushed the idea of Dholera as the first “green city in the world”.

About Dholera Special Investment Region:

  • The Dholera Special Investment Region is one of the several greenfield cities that have been planned on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Located about 100 kilometres south-west of Ahmedabad, Dholera will be connected to the city by a six-lane Expressway with a metrorail running through its centre. A greenfield international airport is also being developed in the vicinity of the SIR which will unburden the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport of some of its traffic. Six of the 24 nodes identified on the DMIC are in Gujarat.

Source:IE