Jewar Airport to be built on PPP mode: UP Government

In a recently held cabinet meeting, it was decided that construction of the Greenfield Jewar International Airport, will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. A government order has also been issued on the same by the Civil Aviation Department after they got nod from the state cabinet.

Jewar Airport

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According to officials present in the cabinet meeting, the acquired land for the project will be given on a 90-year lease to the Noida International Airport Limited (NAIL). The authority has also been given the power of selecting the appropriate developer for the project.

Apart from that, the state government has asked the officials to construct new primary, secondary schools for children who will be shifted to new places after the land acquisition. Also, instruction has been given to them to convert barren lands into cultivable area for the agriculture purpose.

Moreover, to execute the work on the Airport Project, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has also formed a core committee of 10 officials that will be the part of Noida International Airport Limited (NAIL). YEIDA CEO Arun Veer Singh made this announcement in a recently held board meeting.

Confirming the news, an authority official said, “The 10-member core team for Jewar airport has been entrusted with the responsibility of executing the work.”

On November 27, the Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) has approved the concessionaire bid document prepared by Pricewaterhouse Coopers at a YEIDA board meeting. It has now gone for approval of UP Cabinet after which, the bid document will be floated for tendering.

The UP Govt has already sanctioned Rs 1260 crore more to expedite the work of Land Acquisition for the proposed International Airport at Jewar. A total of 1,300-hectares of land needed to be acquired for the first phase of acquisition.