Jewar Airport
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In a major development, Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the Uttar Pradesh Government is likely to complete the land acquisition process for Jewar Airport in next 2 months. The announcement was made in a meeting which took place between officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation and other authorities.

Speaking to the reporters, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey, said, “The Uttar Pradesh government has assured that the process of getting land will be completed in two months’ time and that the bids for PPP (Public Private Partnership) will be invited in October.”

He further said that that Union Government is expecting that the award will be given in December, followed by a foundation stone laying ceremony in December which will be attended by PM Narendra Modi as well.

In a meeting which took place last month between officials of state civil aviation department and Noida, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), it was said that the state government would spend Rs 4,000 crore on land acquisition. While the state’s Civil Aviation Department would spend Rs 1,500 crore, the same amount will also be provided by Noida Development Authority.

Moreover, the Greater Noida Authority and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) would further add the remaining amount.

As of now, about 1,441 hectares of land has to be acquired in the first phase development of the Greenfield Noida International Airport. The civil aviation ministry is expecting to start the airport’s operation in 2022-23. Once operational, the airport will cater 60 lakh passengers annually which will gradually increase to 10 crores by 2050.