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The UP State Government is likely to give nod next month for the Jewar airport go-ahead plan as the general assembly elections are over now.

The sources close to YEIDA i.e. the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority said that the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh Government is likely to sanction the Jewar airport plan after receiving recommendations from the project monitoring and implementation committee.

The procedure to issue a global tender for the construction of Jewar airport will commence after the UP Government sanctions the plan.

In February this year, the Union ministry of Civil aviation gave final approval on the bid document. The Jewar airport is estimated to be ready for operations by 2023 and is expected to share the burden off Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport.

Arun Vir Singh, YEIDA chief said that the authority will initiate global tendering for the airport project after the State Government gives go-ahead on the bid document. He further said that the bid document was finalized according to the Government of India in February 2019. He also denied the estimated footfall and number of terminals that are doing rounds in the media circuit and said that nothing can be determined in the present scenario.

The Yamuna authority is also waiting for the revised plan from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation [DMRC] on the Airport Express line and also on the commercial connectivity line to Jewar.

YEIDA chief also said that we met the DMRC officials on 10th May and asked them for a new chapter on a separate dedicated airport line for Jewar as that should ply parallel to the currently proposed 35.64-km commercial line by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. In response to the same, the DMRC has sought time to get back to the proposal.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation gave a presentation to YEIDA for the first phase of the commercial corridor that connects Knowledge Park 2 in Greater Noida with the Jewar airport. This line is estimated to have 25 stations in total.

On the other hand, the Gautam Budh Nagar administration is working towards offering compensation in villages where land acquisition took place for the development of the Jewar airport project. Approximately 200 landowners in three villages that are Ranhera, Parohi and Banwariwas are given compensation already. However, the process to offer compensation to the farmers of Dayanatpur, Rohi and Kishorpur is currently under process.