Just a day after UP CM Yogi Adityanath assured that the International Airport at Jewar will become a reality in next three years; the State Govt has issued the notification for the land acquisition. UP Civil Aviation Special Secretary Surya Pal Gangwar issued the notification on Tuesday.
The notification read, “Under sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, the government of Uttar Pradesh is satisfied that a total 1,239.1416 hectares of land are required in the villages Banwariwas, Dayanatpur Kishorpur, Parohi, Ranhera and Rohi in Jewar tehsil of district Gautam Buddh Nagar for public purpose, namely, the development of the Noida International Greenfield Airport, Jewar through the Civil Aviation Depart.”
Elaborating the information, Noida District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said, “It’s a big development. All stakeholders involved have worked really hard for this. The administration will continue to ensure that the necessary proceedings here on are completed on time and the work on the airport begins as scheduled.”
Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Government has released the first installment of Rs 250 crore to start the land acquisition process. Spread over 5,000 hectares with four runways, the construction of Greenfield International Airport at Jewar 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 farmers. The land will be acquired from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera.
The estimated cost of the complete project would be around s 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore. Once operational, the airport is billed to cater 80 million passengers by 2022-23.