In order to provide a smooth connectivity between the proposed Jewar International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, YEIDA (Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area) has decided to conduct a feasibility study between the two. The Yamuna Authority will float an e-tender to rope in a consultant for the study.
The Authority has decided to connect the proposed Jewar airport with Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi via a 40-kilometer elevated road. They are also working on other few options like Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Pod Taxi, Metrino etc.
Giving detailed information about the proposal, Arunveer Singh, CEO, Yamuna Authority said, “The Authority has made a ‘terms of reference’ to zero in on the best-suited public transport system including Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Pod Taxi, Metrino, Hyperloop, Tram and Bus Rapid Transit among various alternatives.”
He further said that the Authority has started the process of floating an e-tender to rope in a new consultant to conduct a feasibility study on multiple transport modes and suggest the most feasible options. The roped in consultant will also prepare a detailed information about the funding pattern, revenue estimates etc.
However, YEIDA officials denied any proposal for Metro route. They said that the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which was earlier tasked to conduct a feasibility study, limited itself from studying only Rapid Metro citing technical reasons.
“The new connectivity will improve conveyance and transportation of goods from Noida and Delhi and other areas.” Officials added.
Few months later, Price water house Coopers (PwC), who prepared the techno-feasibility, report for the proposed international airport at Jewar suggested that the airport would cater to 6.2 million passengers when it will become operational. The number of passengers at Jewar will touch the 39 million mark in the first 10 years and become around 102.5 million in 2050.