In a latest development, over 70% of the landowners agreed to give their land for the proposed Jewar International Airport. On Saturday, local MLA Dhirendra Singh said that they have got the consent of over 200 landowners which is more than what as per the provisions of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
In a big boost for the Jewar Airport development, as many as 2,350 farmers gave their consent for the land acquisition. As per the latest reports, the local authority got the permission of approximately 75% of the farmers for the required acquisition of agricultural land for the airport project in Jewar.
Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh confirmed the news and said, “The government needs consent for 1,230 hectares of agricultural land. We have got consent for 916 hectares and the remaining land is owned by the government itself. That means we have got consent for 75% of the total land required for the project. We will now inform the UP chief minister about this development.”
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area (YEIDA) has decided to conduct a feasibility study to connect the proposed Jewar International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport via an elevated road. The Authority will float an e-tender to rope in a consultant for the study.
In order to provide a smooth connectivity between both the airports an elevated road is proposed which will be 40-kilometers in distance. The officials are also working on other alternative options like Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Pod Taxi etc.
To clear the traffic congestion on NH-8 stretch, the central government is planning to extend Gurugram-Mumbai Greenfield e-way project to DND flyway in Delhi. The proposed Gurugram-Mumbai expressway which was launched by Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in April this year will further decongest Delhi connecting Gurugram with Mumbai via Mewat in Haryana and Dahod in Gujarat.
According to sources, till now it was decided to build this expressway between Gurugram and Mumbai, but now an addition of new eight-lane road of 58 km is proposed under its expansion with a construction cost of around Rs 2,000 crores. The road will connect Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) near Sohna with the DND Flyway in Delhi.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has recently launched a scheme to allot land to set up industries near the proposed Jewar International airport. Under the scheme, which is all set to start from today, YEIDA is offering 4000 sq. meters of land to set up an industry.
Providing more details about the scheme, Arunveer Singh, CEO of YEIDA, said, “The scheme will start today. Plots over 4,000 square meters will be allotted to the industrialists under this open-ended scheme,”
In a recent announcement, Civil Aviation Ministry said that the Uttar Pradesh Government is likely to complete the land acquisition process for Jewar Airport in next 2 months. Speaking to the reporters, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey, said, “The Uttar Pradesh government has assured that the process of getting land will be completed in two months’ time and that the bids for PPP (Public Private Partnership) will be invited in October.”
The Council of Ministers in UP cabinet gave the approval to float a joint venture company for the construction of Jewar airport which is proposed to be constructed in Jewar near Bulandshahr city.
This thumbs-up from the Uttar Pradesh cabinet is believed to be the final go-ahead in the entire subject matter. According to the Officials, the Joint Venture Company named Noida International Airport Limited is formed with the inclusion of three civic authorities that are Noida Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority [GNIDA] and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority [YEIDA]. The UP State Government also holds stake in this Joint Venture Company apart from these authorities.
The Uttar Pradesh Government in a recent meeting said that Rs 4,000 crore will be spent towards land acquisition for the Noida international Greenfield airport at Jewar. The meeting which took place on Wednesday was attended by officials of state civil aviation department, and Noida, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA).
After the meeting, a statement was released by the state government officials, which said, “Out of Rs 4000 crore, Rs 1500 crore will be made available by budget allocated to state civil aviation department, while another Rs 1500 crore will be provided by Noida. An amount of Rs 500 crore each shall be shared by Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) respectively.”
In order to kick-start the process of land acquisition for the Jewar Airport, the UP Government has signed a MoU with Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), Noida and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authorities on Tuesday. The pact will also help in speeding up the work of the ambitious Greenfield Noida International Airport.
Along with the senior officials of all the three authorities, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Minister Nand Gopal Gupta were also present during the signing of MoU.
In a recently held meeting between the state government officials, it has been decided that the foundation-laying ceremony of the project would be performed before Diwali this year and both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the ceremony.
Giving more details about the foundation ceremony, state govt officials said, “The airport project received in-principle approval from the Centre on April 23. The foundation-laying ceremony is likely to be performed towards October-end as Diwali falls in the first week of November.”