The construction work for the upcoming Noida international airport project started on Monday (23 August) in Uttar Pradesh’s Jewar.
“We have commenced preparatory work at the construction site of the airport after getting approvals from all the relevant authorities. We are also thankful to the UP government in providing us full support to expedite work at the airport site,” read a statement from Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL).
YIAPL is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Zurich Airport International. It has been incorporated to develop the Noida International Airport in Jewar.
“We allowed the company to construct a boundary wall at the site. Gradually the construction of a site office and an air traffic control building too will start,” Arun Vir Singh, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL), told Hindustan Times.
“Phase 1 includes 1,334 hectare of land and will commence operations with one runway. Later, more runways will be added. In each phase, the airport will expand to serve 70 million passengers by the end of phase 4, subject to passenger growth and traffic,” he added.
The first phase of the project has to be completed by 2023. However, the timeline, formulated before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, may see some changes.
When the first phase becomes operational, the Jewar International Airport will handle around 12 million passengers every year.
The project will be spread over an area of 5,000 hectares and may have six to eight runways.
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