PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Noida International Airport

New-Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport, near Jewar in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district.

The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land and the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024.

This inauguration will make Uttar Pradesh the only Indian state with five international airports. The Noida International Airport will be the second international airport to come up in the national capital region, after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,” the PM tweeted.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he expects investments of over ₹ 10,000 crore after the first phase and up to ₹ 35,000 crore once the airport is fully built.

Noida international airport will be completed as per the scheduled deadline of 2024 and create huge employment opportunities in the state, thereby changing the business dynamics of this region,” he added.

The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG. The airport is being developed under the PPP model in close partnership with the government of Uttar Pradesh and the government of India.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has claimed the Noida airport will be Asia’s largest and will generate employment opportunities for more than one lakh people.

Civil Aviation Minister added, “The Jewar airport will host multi-modal connectivity and bring in investments worth 60,000 crore to UP.”

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