The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area (YEIDA) has decided to conduct a feasibility study to connect the proposed Jewar International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport via an elevated road. The Authority will float an e-tender to rope in a consultant for the study.
In order to provide a smooth connectivity between both the airports an elevated road is proposed which will be 40-kilometers in distance. The officials are also working on other alternative options like Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Pod Taxi etc.
Giving detailed information about this recent development, Arunveer Singh, CEO, Yamuna Authority said, “The Authority has made a ‘terms of reference’ to zero in on the best-suited public transport system including Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Pod Taxi, Metrino, Hyperloop, Tram and Bus Rapid Transit among various alternatives.”
The Authority has also started the process of floating an e-tender to rope in a new consultant to conduct a feasibility study on multiple transport modes and suggest the most feasible options. The consultant will also suggest the funding pattern, revenue estimates etc.
YEIDA officials, however, denied any proposal for Metro route. According to them, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), who was earlier told to conduct a feasibility study, limited itself from studying only Rapid Metro citing technical reasons.
Officials further added that the new connectivity will improve conveyance and transportation of goods from Noida and Delhi and other areas.
As per a report which was prepared a few months back by Price water house Coopers (PwC), it suggested that the proposed international airport at Jewar would cater to 6.2 million passengers when it will become operational by 2022. The number of passengers at Jewar will touch the 102.5 million mark in 2050.