Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Noida International Airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh. It will be one of the largest aerodromes in Asia.The airport is the second international aerodrome in Delhi-National Capital Region, is expected to be operational by September 2024 with an initial capacity to handle 1.2 crore passengers per annum.The airport is spread over 1,330 acres of land, will be developed by Zurich Airport International AG.
On Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said the Noida International Airport will become one of the largest airports in Asia.And It will be the fourth largest international airport in the world and the project would create more than one lakh job opportunities, according to the Uttar Pradesh government.
The first phase of the aerodrome is being done at a cost of more than 10,050 crore, and the ground work regarding land acquisition and rehabilitation of the affected families has been completed, an official release said on Tuesday.
The airport at Jewar will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in the national capital. It is strategically located and will serve the people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighboring areas.
The PM said in his speech said the new airport will generate employment and will bring investment in in west UP which wil result in the overall development of the state, which was kept in darkness by previous governments, After 7 decades, UP getting what it always deserved; with efforts of double-engine govt, UP turning into country’s most connected region
The airport is the country’s “first net zero emissions airport” , posted by PIB india page on KOO.
As Asia’s largest airport, Noida International Airport is also going to bring with it an investment of Rs 35000 crore. This will provide employment to more than one lakh people and will also accelerate the pace of development in the region, said by UP’s Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in a video posted by Him on KOO.