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Old March 20th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #21
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Gujarat to build expressway soon

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Gujarat will build it’s first expressway between Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar at a cost of Rs.2,200 crore to provide superfast road connectivity to Special Investment Region.

The investment region is coming up enroute at Dholera, an ancient port—city in Gulf of Khambhat, 30 km away from Dhandhuka village of Ahmedabad district.

According to Roads and Buildings Minister Anandiben Patel, the over 150 km expressway will ensure superfast road connectivity for movement of both human and freight traffic.

“In the first phase we will broaden the road over the next two years, simultaneously completing the land acquisition and the mapping for the expressway,” she said.

Ms. Patel said the state availed a Rs.1,800 crore loan from the World Bank for upgradation of 1,856 km of roads between 2002 to 2007 and “was now ready with a new plan of Rs.2,100 crore for further assistance to improve road connectivity”.

“In 2010—11, six laning work will be taken upon 185 km at a cost of Rs.1,584 crore and four laning of 646 km at a cost of Rs.5,410 crore to provide improved road connectivity to the ports ringing the coastal areas of Okha, Navlakhi, Dahej, Jhakhau, Mundra, Sutrapada, Naliya, Jhakhau, Rajula and Jaffrabad,” she said.
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Not a project update as such, but very encouraging nonetheless to know that the current residents of Dholera are seeing the upcoming SIR as a business opportunity and welcoming the development it will bring rather than seeing it as a threat or something to fear.

Dholera - Gujarat's spanking new vibrant city

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As we take the road towards Dholera, a group of farmers welcome us with a wave of their hands. The excitement is clearly visible in their eyes.

And why should they not be? If all goes according to the plans of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICC), the villagers would soon be seen travelling in new-age trams for intra-city commutes. So are they ready for the ride? “It would be an exhilarating experience,” says Maganbhai Sonaria, a tea vendor. The tiny village with a population of 4,500, mostly farmers who grow wheat, jowar and cotton, is prospering and looking forward to a sea-change. Dholera, which is situated in Ahmedabad district in the Gulf of Khambhat, is in proximity to road transport infrastructure and sea-port facilities. And what’s more, the government has proposed to build an international airport near Fedara, 30 km from Dholera.

Hardevsinh Chudasama, 39, has much to be happy about. After all, he owns one of the best plots of land in the heart of a town, where MoUs that will bring in over Rs 1 lakh cr of investments have been signed last year. The proposed special investment region (SIR) will be the first-of-its-kind to be created in the state. To Chudasama’s surprise, the piece of land that his forefathers bought two decades back for a few hundred rupees is already being valued over Rs 1 crore. Chudasama, a son of a farmer, is also the village panchayat head, and he is buoyant about his village. “The land prices here have quadrupled in the last two years,” he says while showing some plotted land from inside his small glitzy office. And his eyes don’t stop there. Pointing at the highway, he tells us, “Soon we will have 185 kilometres of six-lane roads.” The roads are being built at a cost of Rs 1,584 crore to be linked with the Delhi-Mumbai dedicated freight corridor.

Dholera also has greater possibilities of building modern port facilities. “We have heard that Adani group might consider plans to build an eco-friendly port here,” says Bhimsinh Zhala, a local vendor, who owns 80 sq yards near the highway. With each passing month, Zhala has more reason to cheer as his small plot of land has many takers. “But I will wait for the right price, which is yet to come,” says Zhala, 57. However, his 21-year-old son, like a true Gujarati prodigy, has already sensed the right opportunity to make big money and, therefore, has rolled out a tiny mobile-retailing shop adjoining his father’s business. “As construction activities kick-in, our business will certainly grow,” hopes Anirudhsinh Zhala.

And this is not all. There are dozens of them in this water-scarce village who are looking at selling their land at high prices. For decades, these villagers have struggled to obtain water to produce their main crops.

If state government statistics are to be believed, Dholera SIR will see world-class industrial projects, logistics parks and residential townships being built by major corporates such as Hindustan Construction Co (HCC), UBS group and Adani group.

Though none of the companies have yet placed a brick in the name of construction, the villagers are hopeful about appreciation of land prices. “Each bigha of land that was available three years ago at Rs 10,000 has shot up to Rs 3-4 lakh now,” says Sharvil Vora of Mokhabhai Land Developers.

Thanks to the rising land prices, you now see the village moving around in their swanky new SUVs. Some are putting big money into renovating their homes to suit contemporary trends. Local builders are also weaving plans to develop commercial and residential projects.

As we moved on to explore the current developments in the town, local villagers told us about the Narmada canal water pipeline. “We have been waiting for it for long. Now, at least, we can get regular drinking water for our daily needs,” says Bhupat Soni, a local villager. The roads improving. And so are the water and power facilities. As villagers are hoping for big money to come, their need to improve their lifestyle is also getting enhanced.
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A'bad - Bhavnagar Expressway by 2013



Interesting detail that Bhavnagar Port seems to be the new focus in terms of Port development re Dholera, rather than Pipavav which seemed to be the suggestion last year

Obv, all this is only necessary if Kalpasar Dam were still on the cards, from these suggestions, it would suggest so.
This is really interesting as now Bhavnagar Port is the new focus rather than Pipavav which is operating port at present and also under further expansion. I have a very interresting facts to make here contrasting to the this news clips as attached. Years back when Bhavnagar port was operational and no.of cargo were being handled at this jetty, it was basically being done during the tide so that sufficient water is available and resulting into tonnes of silt which was later dredgged out. Dredging was actually a costly affair and therefore Bhavnagar port got economically unfeasible and thus finally closed down.
Now suddenly bhavnagar port has come into the limelight raises confusion. Secondly, by now it is clear that due to implementation of Kalpasar project Dholera Port will not be posssible due to heavy silting being carried by the rivers and getting accumulated in the area. So, Bhavnagar port has been planned which will provide access to Dholera SIR. then why not Pipavav???
Do anybody have clues to these two issues related.
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This is really interesting as now Bhavnagar Port is the new focus rather than Pipavav which is operating port at present and also under further expansion. I have a very interresting facts to make here contrasting to the this news clips as attached. Years back when Bhavnagar port was operational and no.of cargo were being handled at this jetty, it was basically being done during the tide so that sufficient water is available and resulting into tonnes of silt which was later dredgged out. Dredging was actually a costly affair and therefore Bhavnagar port got economically unfeasible and thus finally closed down.
Now suddenly bhavnagar port has come into the limelight raises confusion. Secondly, by now it is clear that due to implementation of Kalpasar project Dholera Port will not be posssible due to heavy silting being carried by the rivers and getting accumulated in the area. So, Bhavnagar port has been planned which will provide access to Dholera SIR. then why not Pipavav???
Do anybody have clues to these two issues related.
To be honest, I agree that this whole "Bhavnagar Port" suggestion is very confusing as pretty much every other article before that one (Mar 20) had identified Pipavav as being the Port that will be associated with Dholera, with talk originally of the "Central-Spine" Expressway going all the way to Pipavav.

The real answer could be as simple as the Times of India reporter being sloppy and innaccurate (not unheard of), but to be honest, the simplest way to know will be to wait to see if this news is confirmed by other sources in the near future.

In theory though, I would say that a large company such as the Adani Group, (who were initially due to build and operate the Port component of the Dholera SIR), would probably have the finances and inclination to upgrade Bhavnagar Port if that would guarantee them Port monopoly for the SIR.

Even if upgradation was not possible and a completely new Port was to be built close to Bhavnagar, I cant imagine it being too different a prospect to their original plan to build a Port at Dholera. Clearly, land acquisition issues could be a major stumbling block in such a scenario. Upgrading the existing Port would be an easier exercise as I would imagine that the GMB hold the land anyway.

I guess its possible that Pipavav may just be too far away from the SIR too convince investors that it is an economically feasible setup, especially as the Road and Rail Links also need to be upgraded. Otherwise, I dont really see any other reason for why Pipavav wouldnt be used.
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Greenfield city at Dholera

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GANDHINAGAR: After the lush green state capital of Gandhinagar, Gujarat is set to get another planned city at Dholera, about 100 km south of Ahmedabad. At 900 sq km, Dholera will be almost double the size of Ahmedabad.

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) plans to build six greenfield cities across the country over the next five years — Dholera in Gujarat, Manesar-Bawal in Haryana, Indore-Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, and Dighi and Nasik-Igatpuri in Maharashtra. Most of these cities would fall in areas under the influence of the DMIC.

Dholera has a four-year target of completion, with four-lane roads and a broad-gauge track. Recently, the Airports Authority of India approved the international airport site near Dholera. Dholera city will be part of the proposed special investment region (SIR). The development of the city and that of the notified SIR between Ahmedabad and Dholera would be integrated.

In Dholera, 300 sq km of land has already been acquired by the government for the purpose, said a senior state government official.

DMICDC also plans to make farmers stakeholders in the project and build the city on a public-private partnership model.

"Emphasis would also be on providing good public transport in the new city and connect it with Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar through metro rail link. Good planning and integrated public transport system would ensure that Dholera city is environment friendly," the official said.
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Centre for Buddhism studies takes shape in MSU

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VADODARA: The Japanese have planned an exclusive mini-Japan township in Dholera Special Investment Region followed by South Korean, who too mooted a similar township along with a high-tech industrial complex in Gujarat Vittal Innovation City, ensuring a strong presence of both these nationalities in the coming days in Gujarat.

For both these Buddhism dominant countries, fast emerging as business partners of Vibrant Gujarat and millions of Buddhists across the world, there's good news from M S University. The varsity is ready with a plan to set up the first ever Centre for Buddhism Studies, Heritage and Culture in Gujarat.

The centre, which will house the relic casket containing Lord Buddha's ashes that drew global attention during the International Seminar for Buddhism at MSU, will be one-of-its-kind. It will reflect Indian heritage values and Buddhist architectural features like in a monastery and house a heritage documentation wing, an amphitheatre, indoor and outdoor museums, research laboratory.

In three months' time since chief minister Narendra Modi had mooted the centre when Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had arrived to attend the seminar, MSU has prepared an outline for setting up the centre in the campus. Department of archaeology and ancient history is working on giving final touches to the plan. Vice-chancellor Ramesh Goyal is expected to submit a final draft of the proposal to state government to get green signal.

"We received overwhelming response from the people during the seminar. It was evident that there is a need to establish an interdisciplinary research for Buddhist studies. This centre will cater to the needs and expectation of students, researchers, public and tourists," Goyal said.

"It will promote and facilitate research and education in Buddhist studies and assist in cultural resource management of Buddhist sites and other cultural heritage sites associated with the state. It will be learning centre for locals, nationals as well as internationals," Goyal added.

To keep the buzz alive, both -- indoor and outdoor museums -- will have regular events, regular exhibitions, workshops, conferences, lecturers, discourses, performances and school extension activities.

"A tentative plan for design of the campus along with broad outline of the activities has been prepared. We would need to fine tune it and then will be sending it to state government soon for their approval," Goyal said.

Partners in Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, the Japanese have planned a marine ship building park in south of Dahej, where a 12 km stretch has been identified and shown interest in shipbuilding at Pipavav port. South Korea, too, is looking closely at Gujarat as a manufacturing base.
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According to the Dholera website


Current Status

* Pre-feasibility study completed by M/s Feed Back Ventures
* Location identified along with details of the area
* The work on the central spine road already started
* Notification issued for delineation of 879 Sq. Km of Area as DSIR
* Government allocates 1700 Hect. land for adjoining Airport
* Anchor Tenants already in place
* Master planning underway by M/s Halcrow, UK
* Water logging, seismological & environment studies underway
* The legal framework enacted: The SIR Act 2009
* Project development corporation (GICC) formed
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GANDHINAGAR: After the lush green state capital of Gandhinagar, Gujarat is set to get another planned city at Dholera, about 100 km south of Ahmedabad. At 900 sq km, Dholera will be almost double the size of Ahmedabad.

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) plans to build six greenfield cities across the country over the next five years — Dholera in Gujarat, Manesar-Bawal in Haryana, Indore-Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, and Dighi and Nasik-Igatpuri in Maharashtra. Most of these cities would fall in areas under the influence of the DMIC.

Dholera has a four-year target of completion, with four-lane roads and a broad-gauge track. Recently, the Airports Authority of India approved the international airport site near Dholera. Dholera city will be part of the proposed special investment region (SIR). The development of the city and that of the notified SIR between Ahmedabad and Dholera would be integrated.

In Dholera, 300 sq km of land has already been acquired by the government for the purpose, said a senior state government official.

DMICDC also plans to make farmers stakeholders in the project and build the city on a public-private partnership model.

"Emphasis would also be on providing good public transport in the new city and connect it with Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar through metro rail link. Good planning and integrated public transport system would ensure that Dholera city is environment friendly," the official said.


TOI Amit Arora, TNN, Apr 13, 2010, 04.15am IST
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Kalpasar Dam Project

Do anybody update about the latest status of work being done for Kalapasar Project??? and also proposed/expected date for the start of construction.
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Do anybody update about the latest status of work being done for Kalapasar Project??? and also proposed/expected date for the start of construction.

Theyve previously mentioned that site offices were being set up on either end of the project, havent seen any verification of this. The last article dated 26th March, however, talks about further delays though and specifies work to start by 2012 and to take 7yrs.

Dholera SIR to be a city in itself

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Meanwhile, Maheshwar Sahu, Principal Secretary, Industries and Mines, said: “Gujarat will spend $150 billion for infrastructure development by 2015 in order to register growth rate in double figures. The power consumption pattern shows that in 2009-10 industrial growth was close to 11 per cent.”

In 2008-2009, the industrial growth rate in the state was nine per cent.
Thats a big number there!
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IPO news really, but if bids are to be invited for Infra-components of the Fedara Airport, hopefully that means that some more details about the project will become clear soon.

Jaypee Group to bid for Fedara Airport Infra Projects

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As Jaypee Infratech Limited(JIL), part of the Rs 7000 crore Jaypee Group plans to hit the markets with an initial public offering(IPO) to part fund its Rs 9739 crore Yamuna Expressway and integrated township project, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd(JAL), another group company, is all set to expand its presence in Gujarat.

"Around Rs 80 crore worth infrastructure tenders are to be released for the proposed international airport at Federa coming up near Navagam village near Dholera special investment region (SIR). We are interested in entering the bidding", said Manoj Gaur, executive chairman at JAL. He declined to give out further details.

JAL is adding another 2.5 million tonnes to its already existing 5 million tonnes per annum(mtpa) cement plant in Kutch with an investment of Rs 1500 crore. The company has already commissioned 5 mtpa cement plant in Kutch involving an investment of Rs 2,500 crore. It is also in the process of investing around Rs 8000 crore to set up a 1320 mw coal based power plant in Kutch. "Work will commence next year and we expect to complete it within the next four years", Gaur told reporters here.

The Jaypee Group is a diversified infrastructure conglomerate in India with interests in civil engineering and construction, cement, power, real estate, expressways and hospitality.
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Smart city to lead way for biggest industrial hub

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The nodal agency charged with planning and engineering of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) has set 2017 as the date for completing the first phase of "the world's largest industrial city" to be built in Gujarat. Preceded by four pilot projects which should be completed within one year of groundbreaking, the first phase of industrial expansion along the DMIC will be led by development of a 900-square-kilometre industrial "smart community" at Dholera

Dholera will be one of seven industrial cities which will begin paving the path of progress for building the "new India in the next 30 years", DMIC Development Corporation CMD Amitabh Kant told The Indian Express. "Currently, there are 25,000 people living in that region. By 2017, we will incorporate the 1.5 million people living there along with another 0.5 million who will come from outside, to run this smart city." With the development plan for Dholera completed and a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed on Friday between Gujarat, Maharshtra, Haryana and the Japanese corporations consulting the development of the entire project, the planning arrangements for the first phase of DMIC are nearing completion. Here signing the MoUs will be officials from Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Toshiba, Hitachi, Nissan, JGC Group, JETRO and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UF as will commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma.

Before Dholera starts attracting actual industry, four pilot projects, already under development, will be used to gauge efficiency, technologies and PPP success. "We have two years to complete these projects, but they should be done in one,"


Kant said.

The first phase at Dholera will include the building of all basic infrastructure, leaning heavily on public-private partnerships (PPP), but also requiring government aid for essential infrastructure investments for flood management, drainage and sewage and establishing the foundation of internal thoroughfares. The plan calls for Rs 3,600 crore total equity from the developer with a debt requirement of Rs 5,450 crore. If the first phase is completed in seven years, Dholera will start turning a profit sometime between years 12 and 13 of its establishment. Dholera will be built on land currently inhabited by 25,000 people who, Kant said, had been consulted and were supportive of the development of the "wasteland" region. The total land acquisition cost would be about Rs 1,300 crore for Dholera, he added.


Along with establishing fundamental municipal requirements, each city, led by Dholera, will aim to be environmentally efficient by minimising their carbon footprints. Historically, industrial cities have naturally grown into pollution hubs because of their inherent identity as manufacturing cities. By learning from the examples of its predecessors in Japan, India's new smart communities will recycle their water, plastics and energy.
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y dont they extend the metro upto bhavnagar its just 30 km or so...

or else they can have a mono rail from dholera to bhavnagar...
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y dont they extend the metro upto bhavnagar its just 30 km or so...

or else they can have a mono rail from dholera to bhavnagar...
Distance from Bhavnagar shall be around 70-80 km but this is really a valid submission. I Also believe that Bhavnagar should also be connected through fast and effective transit system. Is is also to be considered here that the Bhavnagar Port shall be serving as the main port for Dholera SIR and only expressway connecting Ahmedabad-Dholera-Bhavnagar cannot be sufficient for catering such a high magnitude of traffic to and fro Bhaavnagar Port.
Since it has been already planned that Metro Rail network shall be build between Ahmedabad and Dholera, why not to extent to the Bhavnagar which will have hugh logistic boom to industries in Bhavnagar.
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No i checked as per google earth the distance between Dholera and Bhavnagar is around 50 km. They should do a feasibility study for the metro rail and if it is not feasible then go for mono-rail as it is half the cost.
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No i checked as per google earth the distance between Dholera and Bhavnagar is around 50 km. They should do a feasibility study for the metro rail and if it is not feasible then go for mono-rail as it is half the cost.
Agreed Dear, Google has considered the AIR Distance which shall not be possible if we are moving on ground. But yes they shall consider shortest route with minimum disturbance to the local suroundings and inhabitants in the nearby area to minimize the land acquisition process.
Anyways, your suggestion is well taken and let us hope for some good news in this direction for the people of Bhavnagar and its development. I believe this proposal of Metro or Mono rail is only possible if Kalpasar dam project is put to ground in serious terms. In this case, one can expect fast transit system between Bhavnagar - Dholera and beyond and considering the manmoth magnitude of both Dholera SIR and Kalpasar Dam, this can be fully feasible and economically justifiable.
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Dholera site for airport gets 2 NOCs

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One of the most ambitious projects of the state government — a new international airport in Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) — has got two major site clearances, one from the ministry of defence and the other from civil aviation ministry. The SIR is located some 100 km from Ahmedabad in Navagam village.

The state government had been waiting for these clearances for almost two years. The estimated cost of the proposed airport is pegged at Rs2,500 crore.

A highly placed source in the state government saidthe state government has received two site clearance certificates which will help speed up the implementation of the project."

The ministry of defence and civil aviation issued the no objection certificate (NOC) for the construction of airport at Dholera on the condition that the government fulfils all technical requirements.

The state government will now require only one clearance - from the ministry of environment and forest. And even that is expected to come soon if the DPR and TRFR submitted to the ministry of civil aviation is given a clearance. If everything goes as planned, construction of the airport may start in the next 4-6 months, the source added.
Fingers crossed for MoEF clearance soon!
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Seems as though progress should be made soon re HCCs Waterfront City at Dholera

Excerpt from HCC Annual report 2009-2010

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The Company has received an extension of two years to the MOU with Gujarat Government to develop a Water Front City at Dholera on 4,000 acres as the master plan for the same is being finalized by the Consultants appointed by the Government.

The Water Front City will be developed with proposed total investment of Rs. 40,000 crore in Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) located at the Gulf of Cambay about 130 km from Ahmadabad. Dholera is in the influence area of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project which has witnessed substantial progress in the last one year.

Company has continued with the next steps of preparation of concept development report and is expected to receive the site options from Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB), the nodal agency for Dholera SIR by June 2010.
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Dholeras fate is linked to Kalpsar

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Kalpsar project will decide the fate of development of Dholera and Kutch region. If the dam work does not start soon it would put a spanner in the plans of overall development of the state, said president of HCC Real Estate Limited, Rajgopal Nogja.

Speaking on the sidelines of a seminar on urban infrastructure development, Nogja said, "Kalpsar dam would provide sweet water for use of the city and also stop the water logging in the coastal areas, making our project feasible," he said.

HCC had singed an MoU with state government in Vibrant Gujarat 2009 proposing highest investment of Rs 40,000 crore in a single project for setting up sea-facing city over 4,000 acres.

The infrastructure major's official, however, added that they were sure of some decision being taken within six months. "We have urged to state government to share the master plan prepared by Halcrow company from UK. Once, we get the master plan details, we will start working for Dholera City accordingly," said Nogja.

"Once decision on Kalpsar is taken, we can get the work related to our city started within two years. And once we start, it will take us barely five years to erect the whole city," said Nogja. HCC has identified three locations where it can develop the city in Dholera.

What's more, HCC Ltd is keen on building Kalpsar dam. "HCC has experience of construction of several dams. So, we are one of the strongest contenders for the project and have already made a presentation for the same in front of the chief minister," said Nogja.
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Thks Dear for bringing these type of information to this forum. Big infra company are showing interest is really commendable and also indicate the worthiness of the project.
HCC is definitely one of best contractors presently in India and has the capability and expertise in executing these type of structure, as they have been doing this type of dam/embankment filling for hydro-power projects in India and abroad.
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