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.
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) recently revealed that since the announcement of Jewar Airport, investment has received a major boost in and around the Yamuna Expressway areas.
Anita Meshram, the divisional commissioner informed that the district administration will commence land acquisition for Jewar Airport by January-end. The authority will acquire acquiring 1,334 hectares land for the proposed airport.
She further said that the administration already sent its report on the land to the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh State Government. This report is sent under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act and the same will come into action once the notification for land acquisition is issued by the Government.
The Uttar Pradesh State Government gave nod for the Jewar airport bid document prepared by Price water house Coopers [PwC]. The proposal will now be sent to Union civil aviation ministry for clearance officials said. The ministry is expected to send clearances for the same by the December-end. After which, the project will have an open international bidding for the tendering process.
NAIL, i.e. the Noida International Airport Company Limited will be responsible for the bidding process. This is a company formed by the Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh State Government in August 2018 to get the Jewar International Airport project rolling. The company NIAL recently formed a core team of 10-members that include officials from YEIDA for the handling of airport-related work.
In a recently held cabinet meeting, it was decided that construction of the Greenfield Jewar International Airport, will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. A government order has also been issued on the same by the Civil Aviation Department after they got nod from the state cabinet.
According to officials present in the cabinet meeting, the acquired land for the project will be given on a 90-year lease to the Noida International Airport Limited (NAIL). The authority has also been given the power of selecting the appropriate developer for the project.
In order to expedite the work of the Jewar Airport, the UP Government has directed all the three authorities i.e. Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway to provide funds for the same. The order has been given by the UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, in a recently held meeting in Lucknow.
The meeting was also attended by CEOs of the three authorities as well as Noida international airport limited (NIAL), the agency which has been appointed to supervise the airport development work. Speaking after the meeting, YEIDA, as well as NIAL CEO Arun Vir Singh, said, “As discussed earlier too, the Noida authority and the state government will both have a stake of 37.5% each in the company while the Greater Noida authority and the YEIDA will have a stake of 12.5% each.”