Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport in Jewar on November 25 at 1 pm. With this, Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in India to have five international airports.
The airport will spread across 1300 hectares of land with a capacity to serve 1.2 crores of passengers annually. Noida airport intends to be fully functional by 2024, with the phase one development work starting this year for Rs. 10,050 crores. The land acquisition and the rehabilitation of the affected families are already completed.
Noida International Airport’s strategic location -- near Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, Agra and Aligarh, among other neighbouring areas -- will make it the logistic gateway of northern India. It will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
A slew of features at Noida International Airport
The airport is conceptualized with an integrated multimodal cargo hub that will reduce the total cost and time for logistics. The airport’s dedicated cargo terminal will have a 20 lakh metric tonnes capacity, which will later expand to 80 lakh metric tonnes. Its immense capacity will facilitate a seamless movement of industrial products, which will further attract industrial investments and exchange of local products to national and international markets.
The airport will also have a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking. This enables seamless connectivity of the airport with the road, rail, and metro. The major highways -- Yamuna Expressway, Western Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, among others – are also connected to the airport.
The government plans to link the upcoming Delhi-Varanasi High-Speed Rail with the airport, making the journey between Delhi and the airport 21 minutes.
Besides, the airport will feature a state-of-art Maintenance, Repair and Overhauling (MRO) Service. The airport is launching a swing aircraft stand concept, enabling the airlines to operate an aircraft for both domestic and international flights from the same contact stand without having to re-position the aircraft. This will ensure quick and efficient aircraft turnarounds at the airport while ensuring a smooth and seamless passenger transfer.
Noida International Airport will be India’s first net-zero emissions airport.
Noida International Airport aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision of boosting connectivity and establishing future-ready aviation in India. The works are by the international bidder Zurich Airport International AG as a concessionaire.