New airport to come up in Greater Noida’s Jewar as Centre clears proposal
The airport at Jewar in Greater Noida is likely to be operational in the next 5-6 years.Updated: Jun 24, 2017 13:36 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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.
Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said at a press briefing in New Delhi on Saturday that “in-principle clearance has been granted” for the airport.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class international airport, Raju added.
The area notified for Noida Airport is 3000 ha; 1st phase will be developed for 1000 ha. We expect Rs 15-20 thousand crores of investment.— Ashok Gajapathi Raju (@Ashok_Gajapathi) June 24, 2017
“Noida International Airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years,” Raju tweeted.
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.
First Published: Jun 24, 2017 13:35 IST