Narendra Modi, Prime Minister will place the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) which is located in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh at 1 pm on Thursday.
The development cost of the first phase of the airport is being completed at over Rs 10,050 crore.
The airport is almost over 1300 hectares of land where the first phase of the airport which is ready will have a capacity to provide around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is expected to be completed by 2024.
The Prime Minister while talking to Twitter had said that this project will increase commerce, tourism, and connectivity.
“Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 PM, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity, and tourism,” the Prime Minister had tweeted on Wednesday.
According to PMO (Prime Minister’s Office), Uttar Pradesh is ready to become the first state in the nation to have five separate airports.
The development of the airport is continuing with the vision of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister to increase connectivity and to create an aviation sector that is future-ready.
“A special focus of this grand vision has been on the state of Uttar Pradesh that is witnessing the development of multiple new international airports including the recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport and the under-construction international airport at Ayodhya,” it stated.
This airport is going to be the second international airport to come up in Delhi-NCR. It will help the Indira Gandhi International Airport from not getting too congested.
As per PMO, the location of the airport is strategic and will serve the citizens of cities which includes Noida, Delhi, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Agra, Faridabad, and other neighboring areas.
The airport is bound to be the logistics gateway of northern India. Due to its capacity and scale, the airport will be a turning point for Uttar Pradesh. It will reveal the potential of Uttar Pradesh globally, and help to present the state on the world logistics map.
It further added that for the very first time an airport in the nation has been made with an integrated multi-modal cargo hub, with the main focus to reduce the total cost and time as well for logistics.
“The dedicated cargo terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tonne, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tonnes. Through facilitating the seamless movement of industrial products, the airport will play a crucial role in helping the region attract huge investments, boost rapid industrial growth, and enable them reach of local products to national and international markets. This will bring new opportunities for numerous enterprises, and also create tremendous employment opportunities,” added in the statement.
The Noida International Airport will be carried out in four phases and the work on the first phase is scheduled to be done in a period of 36 months, stated by Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal.
“It is a greenfield project that will be implemented in four phases”, according to Civil Aviation Secretary.
“The traffic of 12 million passengers per year is expected in the first phase and by the completion of final phase i.e. between 2040-50, the capacity of Jewar airport will be to handle 70 million passengers per year,” Bansal further added.
He also included that the UP government is spending Rs 4,326 crore on the acquisition of land and rehabilitation and resettlement. Bansal added that the PM is personally looking into the project.
As per PMO, the airport will make a Ground Transportation Centre that will have a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, private parking, and bus services.
This will allow seamless connectivity of the airport with the rail, road, and metro. Noida and Delhi will be easily connected to the airport through easy metro service. All main nearby roads and highways like the Yamuna Expressway, Western Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, and others will be easily connected to the airport.
The airport is likely also to be linked to the planned Delhi-Varanasi High-Speed Rail, which will enable a journey between Delhi and the airport in less than 21 minutes.
The main focus of the design of the airport is on low operating costs and seamless and fast transfer processes of travelers.
The airport will be introducing a swing aircraft stand concept which will provide flexibility for airlines to operate any aircraft for both domestic as well as international flights from the same stand, without having to again position the aircraft. This will make sure of fast and efficient aircraft turnarounds at the airport while providing a smooth and easy passenger transfer process. It is going to be India’s first net-zero emissions airport. NIA is likely to preserve all native species and be nature positive throughout the project as it has earmarked some land to be made as a forest park using trees from the site of the project.
It is going to be executed by the international bidder Zurich Airport International AG as a concessionaire.
The basic level work for the first phase regarding rehabilitation and land acquisition of the families that are affected has been completed.