The railway connection to the Dholera special investment region is a priority for the government

The Union and state governments will work to ensure fast rail links for the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR).

An official statement released on Tuesday said the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had also assured the state government that it would give priority to the construction of the proposed Ahmedabad-Dholera highway.

Prime Minister Bhupendra Patel attended the second meeting of the National Industrial Corridor Development Program top monitoring body in Delhi via video conference on Tuesday. Prime Ministers and Industry Ministers of five other countries attended the meeting virtually, which was held in the presence of Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

The National Industrial Corridor Development Program is the central government’s ambitious infrastructure initiative to develop futuristic industrial cities in India.

In an official statement, Patel said Patel had updated Union ministers on progress made so far on Dholera SIR development, including the construction of an airport, an expressway linking Ahmedabad with Dholera and a railway line linking the region with Western Dedicated Freight Corridor should connect .

The prime minister urged the top authority to consider including Mandal-Bechraji SIR in the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and also requested necessary permits for the Ahmedabad-Dholera semi-high-speed train project, the release said.

Patel updated ministers on the progress of the development of Dholera SIR, a greenfield smart industrial city near Ahmedabad, saying that the construction of various facilities in the activation area of ​​the SIR is nearing completion and the process of allocating Plots of land to industrial companies have already been completed.

Patel said Dholera SIR has attracted investment for the production of semiconductors, EV batteries, solar cells and aerospace components, the release said.

He said that 600 units will be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’s affordable rental housing model in the activation area of ​​the SIR, the press release said.

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