In a recent announcement, Civil Aviation Ministry said that the Uttar Pradesh Government is likely to complete the land acquisition process for Jewar Airport in next 2 months. Speaking to the reporters, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey, said, “The Uttar Pradesh government has assured that the process of getting land will be completed in two months’ time and that the bids for PPP (Public Private Partnership) will be invited in October.”
He further said that the central Government is expecting that the finalized bids will be awarded in December which will be followed by a foundation stone laying ceremony in December.
Last month, a meeting took place between officials of state civil aviation department and Noida, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) in which it was said that the state government would spend Rs 4,000 crore on land acquisition. Out of the complete spent, the state Civil Aviation Department would spend Rs 1,500 crore, the same amount will also be provided by Noida Development Authority.
On the other hand, the Greater Noida Authority and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) would further add up the remaining amount.
Talking about the first phase, about 1,441 hectares of land needs to be acquired for the Greenfield Noida International Airport. The civil aviation ministry is expecting to start the airport’s operation in 2022-23. As per the TeFR report prepared by PwC, it is predicted that once operational, the airport will cater 60 lakh passengers annually which will gradually help in easing passenger traffic at Delhi’s IGI airport.