Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport, which is expected to be operational by September 2024. Thousands of people, including women and children, on Thursday reached Jewar amid heavy security to witness the event.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet colleagues, including the state’s Civil Aviation Minister Nand Gopal Gupta, will attend the event. The first phase of the Noida International Airport at Jewar will entail an investment of Rs 8,914 crore and the initial annual passenger handling capacity will be 12 million, a senior official civil aviation ministry official said on Wednesday. Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal said the capital expenditure for the first phase of the project will be Rs 4,588 crore. The total cost will be Rs 8,914 crore, including Rs 4,326 crore to be spend by the Uttar Pradesh government towards Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) and land acquisition.
In the first phase, the airport will have a handling capacity of 12 million passengers per annum and once all the four phases of the project are complete, the total capacity is projected to be 70 million passengers per annum.