In a recently held Air Cargo Summit in Delhi, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has predicted that with the starting of Jewar Airport, Western UP would soon become an economic hub. It will not only serve the passengers but will also become a host to cargo movements and other manufacturing activities.
The 4th PHD Air Cargo Summit-2018 took place at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi a few days back. Speaking at the event, Jayant Sinha said, “UP would become a manufacturing hub for host of economic activities, air passenger and cargo movement as well catapult the farming fortunes of this landscape and at the same time push India for far more higher economic prosperity with increased productivity and competitiveness,”
He further forecasted that even the farming community will gain a lot after the commencement of Jewar Airport in terms of attracting consumer and export consignments for their agriculture and horticulture produce as also begin a new chapter in metamorphism of air passenger and air cargo movement in the entire country.
“Logistics and air cargo connectivity will also pull the host of clusters in the region to come to mainstream as soon as the Airport becomes operational in due course of time,” Sinha added.
Recently, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also directed Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) and the Gautam Budh Nagar administration officials to speed up the work on the Jewar Airport project. The State Govt is expecting to launch the Greenfield International airport project by the end of December.
Just like Jayant Sinha UP CM also predicted the same for the development of the Western UP and said that the Jewar airport’s utility is not only for Western UP pockets but also for neighbouring states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Haryana. The airport would become a milestone in the path of economic development of UP and connect major tourist and trade hubs of Mathura and Noida.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has also released the first installment of Rs 250 crore for the land acquisition process. The first phase of acquisition has already started after the consent of the farmers. The land will be acquired from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera.