The alignment of the proposed DFC passes through Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch and Valsad in Gujarat. About 62% of area of the state is covered within the influence area of DMIC. The state of Gujarat, with longest coastline of 1600km along the west coast and other natural resources offers wide range of opportunities for development of new nodes. Key industrial sectors in the state include Gems & Jewellery, Engineering, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Oil& Gas, Textiles & Apparels and Food processing. The emerging sectors include IT/ITES, Auto/Automobile, ship repairing/building, tourism and Knowledge Hubs. Based on the strengths of specific regions across the state, five development nodes are identified in the influence area of DMIC.
These include two investment regions and three industrial areas. Preliminary discussions with the State Government agencies also indicate that adequate land is available for the envisaged developments. Proposed project components in each of the nodes are discussed here.