The UP Government has recently announced that the proposed international airport in Jewar will now be developed as a full-fledged aviation hub. The announcement was made on the second and concluding day of the Investors’ Summit. It is decided that the airport will have four runways, a flying and training institute, and cargo and Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) system.
Giving more insights on this information, UP civil aviation department, Director, Surya Pal Gangwar, during the summit said that the plan to develop the Jewar airport as a state-of-the-art aviation hub was being worked out. We hope to complete the planning and other formalities completed soon.
Union aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, who was one of the main speakers during the session ‘Civil aviation: emerging opportunities’ said, “Various studies have shown that the IGI airport will get fully congested by 2024. Therefore, Jewar airport project needs to be expedited. It is not only in the interest of Delhi but also UP and other states.”
He further emphasized on a key point that is to develop a central facility coordination committee to speed up the process. He also stressed on the need of having Metro rail connectivity before Jewar airport is completed.
Recently, renowned audit firm PwC, who won the bid to prepare the techno-economic feasibility (TeFR) study of Jewar Airport has projected that the proposed airport in Jewar is all set to cater 80 million passengers once it will get operational by 2022-23.
Sprawl over 5,000 hectares with proposed four runways; the International airport at Jewar will be ‘India’s biggest’, as touted by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) officials. According to them, it will be bigger than Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Few days back, Dr. Arun Vir Singh, CEO, YEIDA said, “It has been expected that the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will reach its saturation point with a 100-million passenger count by 2024-25, which will give rise to the need for a second airport in NCR. That’s why this proposed Jewar airport is built keeping in mind the future prospects for next 50 years.”
With all these proposed facilities, the commercial advantage of the airport as well as the nearby region will definitely be going to increase.