PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Noida International Airport in Jewar located in Uttar Pradesh s Gautam Buddha Nagar at 1 pm. More than 2.5 lakh people are expected to attend the event.

The foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid at 1 pm. The Prime Minister tweeted that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.

The prime minister has personally been monitoring the project, according to Rajiv Bansal, secretary of civil aviation. Bansal said that the airport will be able to handle 70 million passengers annually once the final phase is completed between 2040 and 2050.

The airport is being developed at a cost of Rs 10,050 crore and spread over more than 1,300 hectares of land. The first phase of the airport, expected to be completed by 2024, will have a capacity of 1.2 crore passengers a year. The first phase of the airport will be executed by Zurich International Airport AG as a concessionaire. The groundwork for the first phase of land acquisition and rehabilitation of the affected families has been completed.

This airport will be the second international airport to be opened in Delhi-NCR region after the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. It will serve people from Agra, Aligarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and neighboring cities. The airport will serve as the logistics gateway of northern India as it is the first airport in India to be conceptualised with an integrated multimodal cargo hub focused on reducing total cost and time for logistics.

The capacity of 20 lakh metric ton will be expanded to 80 lakh metric ton. The airport is connected with the planned Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail, Western Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway and Eastern Peripheral Expressway.

Jewar Airport will have a state-of-art maintenance, repair and overhauling MRO Service that will focus on low operating costs and fast transfer process for passengers. The airline will also introduce a swing aircraft stand concept that will allow airlines to operate an aircraft for both domestic and international flights from the same contact stand.

The airport will play a crucial role in helping the region attract huge investments, boost rapid industrial growth and enable the reach of local products to national and international markets by facilitating seamless movement of industrial products. The PMO statement said that this will bring new opportunities for many businesses and create tremendous employment opportunities.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told India today that almost $2 billion of investments have already come in for Jewar and the Centre hopes that around 60,000 crore of investments and production will come from Jewar, as well as 1 lakh employment opportunities.

This will be India's first net zero emissions airport and will have dedicated land to be developed as a forest park using trees from the project site. The NIA will keep all native species and be nature positive throughout the development of the airport.