In a recent development, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has invited bids for selecting a consultant that will study ways to connect the proposed Jewar Airport to Delhi and other important cities of NCR. The last date to submit applications is October 24, as told by YEIDA officials.
According to Shailendra Bhatia, an officer on special duty at YEIDA, the consultant applying should have an annual turnover of at least Rs 20 crore in the last three financial years and should be able to submit the report within four months.
He further said, “The consultant would study various aspects of modern means of transport, such as Metrino Personal Rapid Transport, pod taxis and hyperloop, and advice YEIDA on whether these can be implemented in the area. The consultant will have to make recommendations based on various modes of transport that people of the area use at present and how the mode of travel is expected to change in the future. The suggestions will be based on points such as “feeder corridors, last mile connectivity, safety of commuters, and compliance with emission norms” and so on.”
The e-tender has already been issued in a recently held meeting. It says that a “multi-modal urban transit project” will be developed in keeping with guidelines issued by the ministry of urban development and the state government. It will also take into account several policy documents, including the National Urban Transport Policy.
YEIDA has already selected an agency to work on a proposed metro route connecting Greater Noida with Yamuna Expressway. The inputs and suggestions which will come from this agency will be shared with the other consultant so that it comes up with an integrated transit plan.
Recently, the SIA report of the proposed Jewar Airport was approved by the administration and has been sent to the CM Aditynath for final approval. Once the process is done, the land acquisition process will start.