Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Multi-modal connectivity, cargo-logistics hub planned for upcoming at Noida Airport

Noida: Multi-modal connectivity, integrated cargo hub and facilities for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft are among the key features of the master plan for the upcoming Noida International Airport, according to its developer.

Developer Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Zurich International Airport AG, had on Tuesday announced securing approvals from all agencies of the central as well as Uttar Pradesh government to go ahead with the greenfield project in Jewar near Delhi.

YIAPL CEO Christoph Schnellmann had said, "The master plan reflects the goals and objectives set by providing solutions that are financially prudent, cost-effective, and commercially sound; at the heart of it remains passenger convenience.

"We are delighted that we have been able to complete the master planning activity within the agreed timelines despite limitations due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to developing a world-class airport for the people of India that truly combines Indian hospitality with Swiss efficiency."

The airport will be developed over an area of 5,000 hectares in four phases over a period of 40 years, and have two runways initially but is likely to expand to five.

According to the master plan, the airport will have two terminal buildings with the first having a capacity to handle 30 million passengers annually. The second terminal will have a capacity for 40 million passengers annually.

The Terminal 1 (T1) building will be spread over 1,01,590 sq metres while Terminal 2 (T2) will be in 3,86,410 sq metres, according to YIAPL.

01/09/21 PTI/Outlook

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