CM Yogi Adityanath
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In a recently held meeting, the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed all the officials from Noida International Airport Limited and the Gautam Budh Nagar administration to expedite work on the Proposed International Airport at Jewar. The meeting took place on Tuesday in Lucknow and was attended by CM himself, Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, and other officials.

During the meeting, Adityanath discussed the progress of the project and matters related to the land acquisition for the project. Officials present in the meeting said that the State Govt is expecting to launch the Greenfield Noida International airport project by the end of December.

Giving information on the above, Yogi Adityanath said, “The 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.”

He further ordered all the officials to speedup preliminary groundwork, including land acquisition and clearances from the Centre. The government has set the deadline of December 15 for the concerned departments to forward the proposal to the Centre for final clearance after the getting an approval from the state cabinet.

In order to Kick-start the land acquisition process, the UP Government has disbursed the first installment of Rs 250 crores. The funds have been released after the issuance of land acquisition notification under Section 11 of the Land Acquisition Act. In accordance with the above, the state government has released 10% of the total acquisition cost i.e. Rs 250 crore. According to BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar, the process of land acquisition has already started as per procedure.

A total of 1,300-hectares of land needed to be acquired for the first phase of acquisition. The estimated budget for the project is Rs 15,000-20,000 crore.