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Strategic Location
Gujarat has a strategic location - it is well connected to the major cities of the world both by air and sea routes.
Gujarat has direct international flight connectivity to cities across Europe, Middle East, East Asia and America.
Gujarat has a coastline of 1600km with 42 ports connecting to major sea-based trade routes and trade centres like Middle East, West Europe, Asia and upcoming destinations on the African Continent.
Gujarat acts as a gateway to landlocked states of India connecting to them by road, rail and air thereby providing a boost to trading opportunities.
Strong Fundamentals
Gujarat has been ranked 1st as per the “economic Freedom of the States of India 2012”
A state with a population of 60 million and one of the highest urbanization levels (as per census 2011) – 43%.
Gujarat’s contribution to India’s Exports (2011-2012) 25%.
A state with a high and growing literacy rate (as per census 2011) – 79%.
A state with the highest share in investments (in terms of its value) under implemented projects in India (during August-91 to April-2011) – 27%.
Double digit growth rates with gross state domestic product of USD 74 billion (2011-12) growing at a five year average of 10%.
Gujarat’s contribution to India’s GDP 7.6%.
A highly industrialized state gross state domestic product contribution from manufacturing sector 28%.
Gujarat’s contribution to India’s fixed capital 18%.
37% of total Indian port cargo is handled by Gujarat’s ports (2012-13).
Gujarat has a strong demographic profile; more than 60% of the population is between the age group of 15-59 years during 2011
Growing Infrastructure
Ranked 2nd in terms of value and number of PPP projects by the world bank.
Existing Infrastructure
2nd largest road network in the world – 4.2 million kilometer road network
4th largest rail network in the world – 64,460 kilometer long rail route which carries 22 million passengers everyday & 923 million tones of freight per year
13 major and 187 minor/intermediate ports - handling 90% of international trade.
9th largest civil aviation market in the world – Total 125 airports – including 11 international airports.
133 operational special economic zones.
Infrastructure upgrades planned over next 5-7 years
18,637 kilometer of new expressways
11,220 kilometer of 2 lane expressways
24 cities are currently in various stages of planning metro rail.
Pre-feasibility study of 6 high speed rail corridors is being carried out
10,000 kilometer of new railway line, 6250 kilometer railway network for eastern & western dedicated freight corridor etc.
Port sector capacity addition to the tune of 1 billion tons is planned in the next 7 years.
This would require an investment to of about USD 26billion.
17 new Aircrafts to be purchased
7 new industrial cities planned
Work has already started for developing Delhi Mumbai industrial corridor
Chennai Bangalore industrial corridor and Bangalore Mumbai industrial corridor are planned to be developed.
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A Government of Gujarat Organization Block No. 18, 2nd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Sector 11,
Gandhinagar 382 017. (Guj.) India
Phone: +91-79-2325 6009, 23250492 / 93
Fax: +91-79-23250490
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