New airport to come up in Greater Noida’s Jewar as Centre clears proposal

Updated on Jun 24, 2017 01:36 PM IST

The airport at Jewar in Greater Noida is likely to be operational in the next 5-6 years.

The ministry of civil aviation has cleared a proposal for an airport in Greater Noida's Jewar.(HT File Photo / Representational)
The ministry of civil aviation has cleared a proposal for an airport in Greater Noida's Jewar.(HT File Photo / Representational)
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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.

“Noida International Airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years,” Raju tweeted.

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.

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