STATE : DAMAN AND DIU
Daman is situated on the west coast of India bordered
by the Arabian Sea. Daman is situated at 20-22'-00"
to 20-27'-25" latitude north of equator and between
meridian 72-49'-42" to 72-54'-43" longitude.
An important locational advantage of Daman is its close
proximity to Bombay and that it is just 13 kms away
from the nearest rail road, Vapi. Geographical area
of Daman is 72 square kms.
Advantage Daman and Diu
- Fast developing beautiful belt: The Union Territory
(UT) of Daman and Diu is fast developing into a modern
and beautiful belt for industry and tourism. Besides
being ideally located and well connected, the UT offers
entrepreneurs and industrialists excellent incentives
and motivation to set up their base here.
- Well connected by Rail, Road and Air: Daman is
situated on the southern border of Gujarat state just
off N.H. 8 and is about 193 kms from Bombay and 11
Kms from Vapi- the nearest railway station on the
western railway. Diu is on the Saurashtra Coast, about
90 kms south of Veraval and 200 Kms from Rajkot. Diu
is also connected by air from Bombay.
- Investor friendly investment incentive package
- Excellent communication network
- Peaceful and harmonious labour climate
The total length of roads in Daman and Diu are 191
km and 78 km respectively. Mumbai-Ahmedabad National
Highway No. 8 connects Daman via Vapi. Some prominent
distances are Mumbai - 193 Kms, Ahmedabad - 367 Kms,
Panaji (Goa) via Mumbai - 787 Kms
Nearest railhead is Vapi just about 12 Kms. Vapi is
on the main railway line between Delhi and Mumbai. All
major Express/Mail and Local trains stoppage are accessible
at Vapi. Other nearby railway head is Valsad Junction,
just about 35 Kms.
Diu has one airport at Nagoa which provides Diu-Mumbai
daily flights by Jet Airways. Nearest Airport is Mumbai.
Domestic and International flights are available.
The installed capacity of power utilities in Daman
and Diu as on 31st January 2007 stood at
All facilities with well equipped Government and privately
owned clinics and hospitals are available.
Well-established educational facilities such as English
medium schools as well as technical institutions like
Polytechnics, ITI & TTI are available.
Institutional Framework and Investment
Omnibus Industrial Development
Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation
is a multi-purpose organization performing
diverse activities such as promoting housing, industrial
estates, tourism, liquor, branded computers and providing
raw material to the industrial units in the twin Union
Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Recently OIDC has been declared as Infrastructure Development
Corporation also and the administration has entrusted
all the big infrastructure projects to OIDC.
Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation is at hand
to provide all the help and information that an investor
may need. OIDC has been incorporated by the Government
of India specifically to aid, assist, finance, promote,
expedite and accelerate the economic development of
these UTs in various areas covering industries, fisheries,
mining, tourism, agro-industries, communication, transport,
housing and related activities.
To facilitate planned industrial development in Daman
and Diu, OIDC has developed two model industrial estates
equipped with the following:
- Infrastructure facilities:
- Wide well lit roads
- Drainage system
- Adequate vehicle parking facilities
- Adequate drinking water supply
- Green open spaces
Further, in order to boost the tourism activity in
Daman and Diu. Diu has been declared as a special tourism
area as it is endowed with beautiful beaches, churches,
forts and cultural heritage.
It has been realized that Diu has the potential to
be an up market tourism destination and hence OIDC has
gone a long way to contribute towards tourism infrastructure
With an area of 38.8 sq. km., and a coastline of 21
km, the island of Diu is separated from the coast by
a narrow channel on the north. Of the two tiny mainland
enclaves, Ghoghla is the entry point to Diu if you arrive
through Una, a town in Saurashtra.
The historical Portuguese Fort, imposing churches,
the golden sand beaches, blue sea waters, latest water
sports, clean environment and friendly local population
make Diu a perfect getaway for all seasons. It has excellent
all weather road links with Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar
In order to boost the tourism activity in Daman and
Diu, OIDC has taken up many ambitious projects
- Diu has been declared as a special tourism area
because of its beautiful beaches, churches, forts
and cultural heritage.
- Realising the potential of this Union Territory
as an up market tourism destination, OIDC has strived
hard to contribute towards tourism infrastructure
at Diu. Due to its strategic location and scenic beauty,
several tourist destinations have been developed in
- Pelican Resort at Jallandhar Beach and land for
Indian Style Health Resort at Nagoa Beach has been
leased out to the private entrepreneurs.
Useful Web Links
of Daman and Diu
Industrial Development Corporation