Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Jewar Airport: Work on Noida International Airport to start soon! UP signs concession agreement with Zurich Airport

Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday signed a concession agreement with representatives of Zurich Airport International to commence work on Noida International Airport in Jewar. Zurich Airport International will design and operate Noida International Airport also known as Jewar airport. As part of the concession agreement, Zurich Airport International will have the licence to design, build, and operate Noida International Airport for a period of 40 years.

Noida International Airport or Jewar airport is set to be developed as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The operations at the airport are scheduled to start in 2024. Noida International Airport will merge Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss technology and efficiency. The Jewar airport will operate as a fully digital airport, providing a safe and contactless travel experience and customized commercial offerings for passengers. The airport will be the first net-zero emissions airport in its class, setting a new standard for sustainable aviation, as per an official statement.

In November 2019, Zurich Airport International AG (ZAIA) won the contract to build and operate the airport in Greater Noida for a period of 40 years. ZAIA received the security clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to develop the Noida International Airport at Jewar in May this year.

“Infrastructure development will be key to economic recovery, not only in the state but also for the country. The construction of Noida International Airport will support economic growth through job creation in the state while making it the most preferred destination for domestic as well as global investors in the upcoming years. We look forward to supporting the Zurich Airport International team to jumpstart this mega project, which will reinforce the economic progress of the state of Uttar Pradesh,” SP Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, CM and Civil Aviation Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh said.

07/10/20 Debjit Sinha/Financial Express

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