In a recent development, the Gautam Budh Nagar has finally acquired the first portion of farmland for the proposed Jewar International Airport. The acquired land parcels have been transferred to the project’s implementing agency.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) recently revealed that since the announcement of Jewar Airport, investment has received a major boost in and around the Yamuna Expressway areas.
Anita Meshram, the divisional commissioner informed that the district administration will commence land acquisition for Jewar Airport by January-end. The authority will acquire acquiring 1,334 hectares land for the proposed airport.
She further said that the administration already sent its report on the land to the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh State Government. This report is sent under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act and the same will come into action once the notification for land acquisition is issued by the Government.
The Uttar Pradesh State Government gave nod for the Jewar airport bid document prepared by Price water house Coopers [PwC]. The proposal will now be sent to Union civil aviation ministry for clearance officials said. The ministry is expected to send clearances for the same by the December-end. After which, the project will have an open international bidding for the tendering process.
NAIL, i.e. the Noida International Airport Company Limited will be responsible for the bidding process. This is a company formed by the Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh State Government in August 2018 to get the Jewar International Airport project rolling. The company NIAL recently formed a core team of 10-members that include officials from YEIDA for the handling of airport-related work.
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.
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.
In order to expedite the work of the Jewar Airport, the UP Government has directed all the three authorities i.e. Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway to provide funds for the same. The order has been given by the UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, in a recently held meeting in Lucknow.
The meeting was also attended by CEOs of the three authorities as well as Noida international airport limited (NIAL), the agency which has been appointed to supervise the airport development work. Speaking after the meeting, YEIDA, as well as NIAL CEO Arun Vir Singh, said, “As discussed earlier too, the Noida authority and the state government will both have a stake of 37.5% each in the company while the Greater Noida authority and the YEIDA will have a stake of 12.5% each.”
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday issued a notification to start the land acquisition process for the Jewar Airport. On October 17, the district administration has sent the proposal to the state Govt after taking required consent from the farmers of six villages.
The notification has been issued by Civil Aviation Special Secretary of the UP Govt. Surya Pal Gangwar.
In a recently held conclave in the national capital, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Aditynath assured that the International Airport at Jewar would be ready within next three years. On Saturday, the CM participated in the India Idea Conclave 2018 in Delhi where he also announced that the Ground-breaking ceremony for Jewar airport will be performed by year end.
Speaking during the conclave, CM Adityanath said, “By the end of December we will get the PM to perform the shilanyas at the site of the international airport at Jewar and within three years we will be able to provide good service to NCR areas.”
In a recent development, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), the consultant appointed to prepare the techno-feasibility report of Jewar Airport has submitted the concessionaire agreement to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Monday.
According to senior officials, YEIDA will now study the agreement and its legalities for a week and then will send the document to the state civil aviation department for the approval from the project monitoring and implementation committee. It is said that the process will take about a month’s time.
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.