Friday, June 21, 2019

Explore if Jewar airport can have 8 runways: Yogi Adityanath

Greater Noida: The proposed Jewar international airport is a project the UP government is eager to showcase as a symbol of the state’s economic growth. So, during his visit to Noida last week (June 14), chief minister Yogi Adityanath asked officials to explore expanding the number of runways planned at the airport to eight.
The number of runways originally planned was four, for which PricewaterhouseCoopers carried out a survey, and the government had later sought another feasibility study to increase the number of runways to six. Delhi’s IGI airport currently has three runways.
In any case, Jewar will start operating with two runways in the first phase, for which the land acquisition process has just begun. Building the additional runways is a component of the subsequent phases, which will start after Phase 1 has been commissioned.
“Jewar airport will begin with two runways in the first phase. The civil aviation ministry had written for an expansion of four to six runways for which we had issued a letter to PwC on May 29 to conduct a feasibility report. In the meantime, the CM, who was in town on June 14 for a review meeting, directed that we look into the airport expansion to have eight terminals,” explained Shailendra Bhatia, additional CEO of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, which is piloting the airport project.
21/06/19 Meenakshi Sinha/Times of India
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