Noida Airport: Authority Begins Land Acquisition For Phase-2 Expansion Of Terminal, Runways And MRO Facility

Swarajya Staff

Jul 04, 2024, 01:34 PM | Updated 01:30 PM IST

A graphic of the upcoming Noida International Airport terminal building.
A graphic of the upcoming Noida International Airport terminal building.

The district administration has commenced the physical acquisition of land for the second phase of the Noida International Airport at Jewar, reports ET.

The second phase expansion involves acquiring 1,365 acres — with 1,181.3 hectares located in villages including Karauli Bangar, Dayanatpur, Kuraib, Ranhera, Mudharh and Beerampur — at a cost of Rs 4,898 crore.

The remaining land is government-owned.

Phase-2 of the project will involve constructing a new Terminal-2 building, designed similarly to Terminal-1, to accommodate the growing passenger traffic and provide additional capacity for airlines and related services.

This phase also includes the development of a new runway and parallel taxiway system, as well as the expansion of the cargo handling facilities.

Additionally, this will include establishing the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hub with another dedicated runway for this facility.  

In November 2022, the state government issued a notification to acquire land for the phase-2, and distribution of compensation began in July of the following year.

The administration has taken possession of 237 hectares out of the 1,181 hectares designated for acquisition across six villages.

Land has been acquired from three villages — Birampur (54.6 out of 57.6 hectares), Dayantpur (145 out of 148 hectares), and Mudharh (37 out of 48 hectares).

Furthermore, the resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) process is underway to relocate farmers from three villages.

Approximately 13,000 affected families, due to land acquisition, will be resettled on 212 hectares of land.

Meanwhile, the officials recently announced that the launch of commercial operations at Noida International Airport with its first phase — originally planned for year-end — has been postponed by at least four months to April 2025.

The Noida International Airport Limited, which is overseeing the airport project, said that private concessionaire Yamuna International Airport Limited is in talks with the DGCA and Airport Authority of India to start test flights by November this year.

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