Centre's nod to greenfield Noida International Airport in Jewar, will ease air traffic at Delhi's IGI
The government has cleared a proposal for setting up a greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next 5-6 years.
The government has cleared a proposal for setting up a greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next five to six years.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said at a press briefing on Saturday that in-principle clearance has been granted for the first phase of Jewar airport in western Uttar Pradesh.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class international airport, Raju said, adding that the Noida International Airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years.
NOIDA International Airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years
— Ashok Gajapathi Raju (@Ashok_Gajapathi) June 24, 2017
The airport will help reduce congestion at the Delhi international airport. "In Delhi, we are expecting 91 million passengers by 2020 and 109 million passengers by 2024," Raju told reporters.
According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, site clearance for the first phase of the airport at Jewar in Greater Noida is envisaged to be completed in five years.
Elaborating on the project, minister of State for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said the first phase of the airport is expected to cost Rs 10,000 crore.
With inputs from agencies
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