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.
According to the officials, the administration has acquired 80 hectares of farmland parcel and handed it to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA).
The upcoming Greenfield Noida international airport at Jewar has to be built in phases. For the first phase of development, a total of 1,235 hectares of land needed to be acquired by the authority.
Giving more information on the same, BN Singh, District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar said, “The administration has finally acquired 80 hectares of land out of 1253 hectare. The administration is now determining to acquire more 80 hectares soon so that it would be handed over to the authority by September next month.”
He further informed that the land was acquired from the Ranhera Village and all the formalities were completed in the presence of farmers, administration officials, and Jewar airport project officials.
On May 30, 2019, a global tender was issued by the NIAL for the development of the international Airport. Till date, around 16 domestic and international bidders have already submitted their bid. Some of them include GMR Infra, Adani Group, Reliance Infra, Zurich Airport International and Hong Kong ADP, etc.
These bidders were invited for a pre-bid conference wherein they have shared their queries related to the project. These queries are already forwarded to the project monitoring and implementation committee.
The winner will be announced on November 29 and the authority is expecting to start the work on the Airport by early 2020.
The deadline for the first phase of the airport is 2023. Once fully completed, it will be the biggest airport in the country with 8 runways.