In a preliminary report submitted by Price water house Coopers (PwC), who won the bid to prepare the techno-feasibility report for the sanctioned international airport at Jewar, has said, that the airport will get at least 41% of the passengers from the NCT Delhi and around 26% from Uttar Pradesh.
The preliminary report was submitted to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) chairman Prabhat Kumar on Monday. The report has been prepared after studying a 150km area across 42 districts in multiple states.
According to the report, the airport would cater to 6.2 million passengers by 2022-23, when is it expected to become operational. It further said that the number of passengers at Jewar will touch the 39 million mark in the first 10 years of operation and become around 102.5 million in 2050.
Giving more insight on the report, Shailendra Bhatia, officer on special duty at YEIDA, said, “The report had studied Delhi NCT and several districts across UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. While the projected traffic for NCT of Delhi was 41%, UP was 26%, Haryana 25%, Rajasthan 5% and Uttarakhand 3%. The 42 districts include Saharanpur, Meerut, Agra, Bijnore, Alwar, Moradabad, Karnal, Sonipat, Faridabad, Hathras, and Mathura.”
Spread over 5000 hectares of land, the proposed airport is billed to as India’s biggest Greenfield airport, which will now be developed as a full-fledged aviation hub. In the recently ended UP investors summit, it was decided that the airport will have four runways, a flying and training institute, and cargo and Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) system.
The final TEFR is expected to be completed by March 15. The bidding process for the proposed airport is likely to commence by June-July. So, if all goes according to the plan, the foundation of the proposed airport is likely to be laid by the end of 2018.