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Greater Noida: Centre clears proposal for Jewar Airport

Greater Noida: Centre clears proposal for Jewar Airport
24 Jun 2017
  • The Centre approved the proposal for the greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida.
  • This airport will be operational in the next 5-6 years.
  • The airport was planned to reduce the load of commuters on the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  • 3,000 hectares of land has been notified by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority for this airport project.

  • Greater Noida airport in the pipeline since 2001
    Introduction
  • The Greater Noida airport project was originally conceived in Rajnath Singh's regime in 2001.
  • The project was further developed in 2002 under CM Mayawati.
  • When Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took over, he expressed interest in reviving the project.
  • The project got a push after the meeting of Uttar Pradesh Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department with the state government.

  • UP government pushes for air connectivity in the state
    Connecting UP by air
  • The UP government has been making serious efforts towards regional connectivity in the state and has been pushing for airports.
  • Almost 85% of UP's connectivity is through roads and the government wants to improve air connectivity.
  • Apart from the Greater Noida scheme, UP government wants "Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Lucknow and Allahabad airports connected to the Centre's UDAN scheme".

  • Greater Noida airport to cater to 30-50 million passengers
    FACT
    The Noida International Airport will provide connectivity to 30-50 million passengers over the upcoming 10-15 years and will relieve Delhi that expects 91 million passengers by 2020 and 109 million passengers by 2024.



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