Noida International Airport: Uttar Pradesh to become only state with five international airports in India

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.


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Uttar Pradesh will soon become the only state in India to have five international airports with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, November 25.

The airport will be the second international airport to come up in Delhi NCR. It will help decongest the IGI Airport. It is strategically located and will serve the people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighbouring areas, the PMO said in a statement.

The cost of development of the first phase of the airport is estimated to be over Rs 10,050 crore and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024.  It will be executed by the international bidder Zurich Airport International AG as concessionaire. The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land and the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers, the statement read.

The airport has been conceptualised with an integrated multi modal cargo hub, with a focus on reducing the total cost and time for logistics, for the first time in India. The dedicated cargo terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tonne, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tonne.

The Noida International Airport will also be India’s first net zero emissions airport. It has earmarked dedicated land for the development of a forest park using trees from the project site.

The airport will develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking. This will enable seamless connectivity of the airport with road, rail, and metro. Noida and Delhi will be connected to the airport through hassle free metro service. All major nearby roads and highways like the Yamuna Expressway, Western Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and others will be connected to the airport. The airport will also be linked to the planned Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail, enabling the journey between Delhi and airport in 21 minutes only.


 

First Published:Nov. 23, 2021, 2:17 p.m.

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