LUCKNOW: The next Jewar International Airport will be formally known as Noida International Green Field Airport.
The airport will have a logo including an image of “sarus” (stork) – the state bird of Uttar Pradesh.
On Thursday CM Yogi Adityanath approved the name, design and logo of the highly anticipated airport that it intends to draw on the lines of the London, Moscow and Milan airports.
Yogi’s nod came after a meeting with officials from Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) and the Civil Aviation Department. Thinking the airport was world-class, Yogi said his government will spare no effort in putting the project on the global map.
As proposed by YIAPL and the civil aviation department, the airport will be developed in four phases. In the first phase, it would provide 12 million passengers, which would increase to 70 million by 2050. Initially, the airport would have two runways which would increase to five in the later phases.
Yogi said the Noida International Airport it will give a boost to industrial development and consequently lead to the creation of job opportunities, the promotion of exports, the rationalization of air traffic and greater tourist activity. Jewar Airport will be an alternative to New Delhi IGI Airport. By calling the aviation sector a multi-dimensional means of growth, Yogi said it would also strengthen the state’s economic development.
Civil Aviation Director Surendra Singh said the YIAPL concessionaire presented the master plan for the project before Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) on December 4. The plan has now been sent to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry for its formal approval.
Under the terms of the concession agreement, the UP government will execute the support agreement by April 5, 2021. A letter has been sent to the concessionaire for this. Singh said the civil aviation department will complete the required formalities by the end of this month. He said Gautam Budh Nagar’s administration acquired 1334 hectares of land for the project. Some 48 hectares of land were acquired to accommodate displaced persons due to the land acquisition campaign. Here, the Yamuna Expressway and Industrial Development Authority has started development work.
Singh said GB Nagar’s administration has already acquired land for two runways while an additional 3,418 hectares will need to be acquired for a further three runways.
It is also proposed to link the Jewar airport to the high-speed rail project connecting Delhi with Varanasi. In parallel, RITES conducted a study to link it with IGI airport. Plans are also underway to connect Jewar Airport with the proposed Delhi-Mumbai expressway. For this, the state government will purchase land for the 8.5km stretch of the freeway that passes through UP. It is also proposed to connect the airport with the metro at Pari Chowk (Greater Noida). Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has completed the feasibility study while the financing model is under consideration.