In a recent meeting between YEIDA officials and Ministry of Civil aviation, the proposed timeline of the International airport at Jewar has been advanced and now it is expected that the state government will lay the foundation stone by October 2018.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; including Cabinet minister Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mahesh Sharma, Chairman of YEIDA Prabhat Kumar and other senior officials of the central and state government.
In order to review the progress of the work on the Jewar airport, a Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee have also been formed on March 27, 2018. A statement was released after the meeting which said that the airport will be developed on Public Private Partnership model (PPP). Along with this fixed timelines have also been fixed for various activities and responsibilities have been assigned to the concerned departments.
The release also said that the first phase of acquisition of land measuring 1,327 hectares for construction of terminal buildings and runways is expected to be initiated in June this year. It also said, “A detailed discussion was held on the financial viability of the airport and various models of awarding the PPP concession were deliberated upon. The state government and YEIDA assured that funds for land acquisition are available and the process is expected to proceed smoothly.”
One of the most ambitious project of both Centre as well as state government, this airport is projected as the India’s biggest airport and will be developed as a full-fledged aviation hub in coming future. A dream which was seen in 2001 has now stated taking shape with almost all the documentation work completed on a faster rate.
In terms of road distance, the Noida International Greenfield Airport is located about 72 km from Delhi airport, about 40 km from Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad, about 28 km from Greater Noida, 65 km from Gurugram and 130 km from Agra.
Once developed, it will cater around 80 million travellers by 2022-23 and will ease the passenger traffic of Delhi’s IGI Airport. It will smoothen the connectivity between Delhi- NCR as many alternative road, metro links are also projected on Noida- Yamuna expressway-airport route.