The civil aviation ministry has recently directed Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), and PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) to prepare a bid document in order to select a concessionaire, who will develop the international airport at Jewar. The Government will float Request for Proposal (RFP) in July.
Few days back a meeting took place between Minister of state, civil aviation, Jayant Sinha and other top officials in which they discussed about the terms and condition of the bid document.
After the meeting, Shailendra Bhatia, YEIDA officer said, “The minister and top officials discussed the broad guidelines under which the RFP document will be finalised. Now the PwC and the authority have all the necessary inputs to prepare the RFP. The MoCA also fixed a timeline to float the RFP in July. The PwC, along with us, have to deliver on it within the stipulated timeline. Once finalised, this bid document will become a model for the entire country for selection of the developers at other cities where airport projects are proposed. The PwC had prepared a draft of the bid document, which was discussed at the meeting. Now, along with the PwC, we will prepare a final bid document.”
He further said that once the RFP (bid document) is finalised by the PwC, it will have to be approved by the project monitoring and implementing committee (PMIC) headed by the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and, subsequently, by the UP cabinet before floating of the tender.
Also, civil aviation ministry said that they will invite suggestions from the public before finalising the RFP.
Recently, in a statement issued by UP government, it has been said that the construction of much awaited Greenfield Noida international airport will start before 2019. Both Centre and state governments are closely monitoring the progress of the project that aims to start its operations by 2022.