Monday, June 15, 2020

Jewar Airport work to resume amid lockdown

Jewar: The construction of much-awaited Jewar airport will continue despite lockdowns. The concessionaire - Zurich Airport (which has been awarded the tender for construction)-had sought a 120-day breather from the Uttar Pradesh government citing the consecutive lockdowns due to coronavirus pandemic.

However, the government refused and asked the Zurich Airport to start the process 45 days after the international flights are resumed.

"This airport project is a shot in the arm for the economy of Uttar Pradesh and India. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath wants the project to take off as soon as possible as it will generate lakhs of jobs. Hence the contractor has been given only 45 days to start the process after the first international flight is permitted," said Thakur Dhirendra Singh, MLA, Jewar (Greater Noida).

The land acquisition and relocation of residents of various villages in Jewar to start soon. "Out of eight runways, two are likely to be operational for international flights before the end of 2022," Singh said.
15/06/20 Abhishek Anand/India Today

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