Thursday, June 08, 2017

Union minister discusses revival of Jewar airport project

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has launched efforts to revive the Jewar airport project in Greater Noida, which was shot down by the previous UPA government at the Centre.

wo Uttar Pradesh ministers, Siddharth Nath Singh and Nand Gopal Gupta, met Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha here today to discuss various proposals, including the one related to the Jewar airport.

"It (the project) was a part of our Sankalp Patra (poll manifesto). The meeting with the Union minister was good. He will now meet the chief minister in Lucknow on June 14 to take the talks forward," Singh later told reporters.

He said with a 100-million footfall, expected in the next few years, the IGI airport in the national capital would become heavily crowded. "Thus, the need of another airport would be felt. We are trying to revive the Jewar airport project, but nothing is final so far," he added.

The minister said nearly 80 per cent of transportation in Uttar Pradesh was dependent on the road network and it was necessary to boost regional air connectivity for industrial development.
08/06/17 PTI/DNA