Jewar Airport Construction to begin in 2019
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Aditynath in a recently held conclave said that Greenfield International Airport at Jewar will be ready in the next three years. The CM made this announcement on Saturday while attending India Ideas Conclave 2018 in Delhi. He also declared that by the end of this year, groundbreaking ceremony for the same would also be performed.

Speaking during the conclave, CM Aditynath said, “The government had received consent from all farmers and would be able to complete land acquisition for the Greenfield project in Gautam Budh Nagar within the next two months,”

“Also, by the end of December we will ask PM Modi to perform the shilanyas at the site of the international airport and within three years we will be able to provide good service to NCR areas,” CM added.

Just a few days back, the UP Government has disbursed the first installment of Rs 250 crores so as to kick-start the land acquisition process. Civil aviation secretary Surya Pal Gangwar on October 20 has passed the orders regarding the same. It is said in the order that the complete land acquisition will be done in a time-bound manner to prevent escalation of the project cost. For this, the state Govt has prepared a departmental manual which is to be adhered by the district administration as well as the civil aviation department.

Spread over 5,000 hectares with four runways, the construction of the airport will be done in various phases. In the first phase, a total of 1,300-hectares of land needed to be acquired for which the consent has been taken by the administration. The land will be acquired from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera. Once operational, the airport is billed to cater 80 million passengers by 2022-23.