Friday, February 16, 2018

Jewar airport to have 80 million passengers by 2022: Report

Greater Noida: PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the agency preparing the techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) for the sanctioned international airport at Jewar, has projected that the airports in Delhi and Jewar will cater to over 300 million passengers annually by 2050.
The agency has also projected that the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will become saturated with a 100-million passenger count by 2024-25, which will give rise to the need for a second airport in NCR. The airport at Jewar would fulfil the need, PWC said.
According to the TEFR, the current passenger traffic at the IGI airport in Delhi is 60 million, which is likely to get saturated in the next seven years. The report says NCR will feel the need for another airport once the passenger count in Delhi crosses the 100-million mark.
In the first phase, the Jewar airport will have two runways and will cater to a passenger count of 80 million when it is likely to get operational by 2022-23, two years before the IGIA reaches its threshold traffic handling capacity, PWC says. Hence, all passenger traffic from IGIA will be diverted to the airport at Jewar.
16/02/18 Vandana Keelor/Times of India