PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the consultants to the proposed International airport at Jewar has submitted a draft of the of techno-economic feasibility report to the Yamuna Authority on Friday. As per the officials, this report will help them in getting in-principle approvals for this highly ambitious project. However the final report will be submitted by March end.
The draft report will be now be studied by YEIDA officials after that if required they will give further suggestions to the agency. The whole report is divided into nine chapters which include trends in the aviation sector, traffic estimation, regional connectivity scheme, cargo potential, non-aeronautical revenue, capex profiling, operating expenditure, financial assessment and environmental social impact.
Giving more information about the draft report, Shailendra Bhatia, officer on special duty, YEIDA, said, “We will check each chapter carefully to ensure all technicalities are correct. Before the final report, we will give our suggestions, if any. Once the final report is submitted by March-end, we will send it to the UP government for approvals. Subsequently, the UP government will use it to obtain in-principle approval for the project.”
He further said that PwC has submitted the draft report to the chief executive officer (CEO) Arun Vir Singh timely. So we are expecting that they will submit the final report also on time.
Sprawl over 5,000 hectares with proposed four runways; the International airport at Jewar will be ‘India’s biggest’, as touted by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) officials. According to them it will be bigger than Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.