The state Government identified the location for the proposed Airport and has earmarked the land. A parcel of Government land admeasuring approximately 1700 hectors has been reserved in the triangle of village Pachham-Valinda-Pipli of Taluka Dhandhuka Dist Ahmedabad in the name of Gujarat Industrial Corridor Company Ltd (GICC), which would work as a project development agency for DMIC. The site is about 80 kms from Ahmedabad and around 20 kms from Dholera SIR. In addition to the SIR and Ahmedabad city, this location is also ideally placed vis-à-vis the cities like Nadiyad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Rajkot.

Gujarat government has declared that Dholera will be the world’s biggest SIR and added that the international airport in Dholera will be larger than that in Ahmedabad. The proposed cost would reach upto 2500 crores and that it would be bigger than Ahmedabad airport. The project, to be built on Public Private Partnership (PPP), has already been approved by aviation and defence authorities but has been stuck for more.

In the recent developments, AAI (Airport Authority of India) has floated a tender for work on greenfeild international airport development at Dholera. All the important details related to project report submission, enviormental safety measures and time frame allotted to finish particular work, etc are to be submitted for tender.