As part of the expansion plans for the upcoming Noida International Airport, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is likely to start the process of acquiring an additional 1,200 hectares by the end of this year.
The extra land will be acquired from six villages falling near the Aligarh district border, reports Money Control.
Earlier this month, the Uttar Pradesh government had approved further expansion of the airport and the aviation hub.
By incorporating this 1,200-hectare parcel, the airport's boundaries will extend to the borders of the proposed logistics park in the Aligarh district.
According to the MC report, the extra land will be acquired from six villages positioned between the Jewar airport area and the proposed logistics park — Mangaroli, Bhabokra, Deorar, Sadullapur, Ahmadpur Choroli, and Alabalpur.
With future requirements in mind, this land will be utilised for establishing aviation-related manufacturing facilities near the upcoming airport.
The facility’s expansion will focus on attracting global companies engaged in manufacturing airplane spare parts.
“The land acquisition process is expected to start in two months’ time. The changes with regards to the expansion of the aviation hub and the airport will be integrated into the Master Plan 2041 before sending it to the state government for the final nod,” the official said.
The Airport’s Extended Area
Expanding from its initial size of 6,554 hectares, the area will increase to 7,754 hectares of the upcoming facility. Out of the initial 6,554 hectares of the land, nearly 4,752 hectares is being acquired in the planned four phases.
The first phase involved the acquisition of 1,365 hectares of land, while the second phase saw the procurement of 1,364 hectares, designated for MRO facility.
The process of land acquisition for the third and fourth phases is currently in progress, with the state government having already issued a notification for a social impact assessment.
These two phases comprise 1,318 hectares and 735 hectares of land, primarily intended for constructing three runways for the airport and other related facilities. The remaining 1,800 hectares is government-owned land.
The airport is expected to start operations in September 2024. It will enhance domestic as well as international connectivity to and from Delhi-National Capital region (NCR), Noida and Western Uttar Pradesh.
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