Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jewar to be second airport in Delhi NCR

New Delhi: Jewar in Greater Noida will become the second airport in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi after the aviation ministry granted approval to the project today. The government expects the airport to be operational in the next five to six years and would see an investment of about Rs 20,000 crore.

“We have granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar (Greater Noida) to cater to the growing flying requirements of NCR," aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju told reporters today.

He added that the International Airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over the next 10-15 years. "The area notified for Noida Airport is 3,000 hectares. The first phase will be developed in 1000 hectares. We expect up to Rs 20,000 crore of investment into the project," Raju further said.

Jewar airport will be the first big ticket investment for Uttar Pradesh after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won election in the state in March this year.

The ministry also expects this airport to give a boost to connectivity in the whole of western Uttar Pradesh, which will give a boost to tourism and economic potential of the region.
24/06/17 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times

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