In a major connectivity effort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated Noida International Airport at Jewar at Gautam Buddha Nagar. The first stone was laid by Prime Minister Modi in the presence of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. The first phase of operation of the airport should start from 2024.
According to the state government, Noida Airport will be India’s first net zero emissions airport. The airport covers more than 1300 hectares of land. The development of the airport is part of the Centre’s policy to strengthen connectivity and create an aviation sector ready for the future.
This Noida airport will be the second international airport to be set up in the Delhi NCR. It will help relieve congestion at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). According to a PMO statement, the airport is strategically located and will serve residents of cities such as Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and surrounding areas.
The airport is also likely to become a logistics gateway to northern India. “Because of its size and capacity, the airport will be a game-changer for Uttar Pradesh. This will unleash Uttar Pradesh’s potential in the world and help establish the state on the global logistics map, ”PMO said.
According to the IAA, this is the first time that an airport in India has been conceptualized with an integrated multimodal freight hub, with a focus on reducing the total cost and time required for logistics.
“The dedicated freight terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tons, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tons. By facilitating the smooth flow of industrial products, the airport will play a crucial role in helping the region to attract huge investment, stimulate rapid industrial growth, and allow local products to access national and international markets. This will bring new opportunities to many companies and also create huge employment opportunities, ”the PMO said in a statement.
According to the plan, Noida International Airport will be implemented in four phases and the work of the first phase is expected to be completed in 36 months. This is an entirely new project that will be implemented in four phases. The project will be executed by the international bidder Zurich Airport International AG as concessionaire.
“The traffic of 12 million passengers per year is expected in the first phase and by the end of the final phase, that is to say between 2040 and 2050, the capacity of Jewar airport will be process 70 million passengers a year, ”Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal said. .
Bansal also informed that the government of Uttar Pradesh has spent 4,326 crore rupees on land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement. Bansal said the prime minister was personally monitoring the project.
In accordance with the PMO, the airport will develop a ground transportation hub that will include a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed train stations, taxis, bus services and private parking.
This will allow seamless connectivity of the airport with road, rail and metro. Noida and Delhi will be connected to the airport by a hassle-free metro service. All major nearby roads and highways, such as Yamuna Expressway, Western Ring Road, Eastern Ring Road, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and others, will be connected to the airport.
The airport will also be linked to the Delhi-Varanasi high-speed train project, allowing the trip between Delhi and the airport in just 21 minutes.
The airport will also house a state-of-the-art maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service. The airport design is focused on low operating costs and smooth and fast transfer processes for passengers.
The airport introduces a pivoting aircraft stand concept, giving airlines the flexibility to operate an aircraft for domestic and international flights from the same contact stand, without having to reposition the aircraft.
This will ensure fast and efficient aircraft rotations at the airport while ensuring a smooth and seamless passenger transfer process. It will be India’s first net zero emissions airport.
He reserved a land dedicated to the development of a forest park using trees from the project site. The NIA will preserve all native species and be nature-friendly throughout the development of the airport.