In order to kick-start the work of Jewar Airport, the UP Govt is all set to invite bids to appoint the developer in the month of November. The information has been given by the CEO of YEIDA that is also the nodal agency for the International Airport.
Elaborating on the above development, Arunvir Singh CEO, YEIDA said, “The airport schedule is on track, and the process to award the contract to a concessionaire (the company that will build and operate the airport, like GMR, does for IGI) is likely to be completed in January 2019. By then, the land acquisition work also likely to be completed.”
Currently, the State Govt is preparing the bid document in consultation with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Apart from this, they are also working on the notification which will be issued under Section 11 of the land acquisition act to acquire land for the international airport at Jewar.
Few days back, a delegation of 26 farmers led by Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh and YEIDA Chairman Dr. Prabhat Kumar met the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed the airport project for 40 minutes. The CM expressed happiness as more than 70% of farmers have happily agreed to give their land for the airport project.
As per the act, the administration needs to have the consent of 70% of farmers before it can start the land acquisition. Out of 5,926 families, 4210 families have given their consent for the acquisition taking the total tally to 71%. The UP Govt is also in talks with industrialist and other companies to provide employment to the affected farmer and their families.
A senior official said that if all goes by the timeline, then the first phase of the Greenfield Noida International Airport will likely to be operational by 2022-23 with two runways.