Dholera (Gujarat) where country’s largest industrial smart city is coming up (also the largest node of the ambitious $100 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project), is offering industries and businesses 35% cheaper power than the rest of the country among a host of early bird incentives that promise to raise their global competitiveness. The unit is inching close to the completion of the first phase of development.
“Assuming the per unit month of consumption is 7 lakh units for 2 MW of power, the total saving as compared to other states will be around Rs 2.18 crore annually at Dholera,” Managing Director of Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) J P Shivhare recently commented while sharing details of the progress made on the greenfield city in Gujarat at a workshop on Investment and Business opportunities in DMIC Project. He said of the committed project cost of Rs 4,423 Cr. (USD 700m), contracts worth Rs 2,800 Cr. (USD 430m) have already been awarded. “We are targeting a host of industries for Dholera with early bird incentives. Among them are defence, aviation (MROs), electronics, pharma, textiles, heavy engineering, automobile and component makers, besides IT, electronics, bio-technology and food processing,” he added.