PM Modi to perform ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Noida Airport on November 25; UP will get another gift

Noida International Airport coming soon: After Purvanchal Expressway, another gift to Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: After inaugurating the 340.82-km-long Purvanchal Expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the much-awaited Noida International Airport (NIA) on Thursday, November 25. Present at the program to be organized at the Greenfield project site at Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district. After the foundation stone laying ceremony, there will be a big public meeting in view of the upcoming UP assembly elections 2022.

Noida International Airport: The first flight is expected to take off by January 2024.

Noida International Airport: All you need to know
Being built near Jewar city in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the National Capital Region (NCR), NIA is located about 72 kms from the existing IGI airport in New Delhi, 40 kms from Noida and about 40 kms from multi-modal logistics. Hub in Dadri.

The first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve 12 million passengers annually and is to be completed in 36 months. In each phase, subject to passenger growth and traffic, the airport will expand to serve 7 crore passengers by the end of Phase 4. In addition, an airport hotel, a VVIP terminal, an open-access fuel farm, an airport rescue and fire fighting building and a large rain harvesting pond are also planned for the complex, News18 reported.

The airport will have excellent multi-modal connectivity as it is close to the existing Yamuna Expressway (Greater Noida to Agra), Eastern Peripheral Expressway and will be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Ballabhgarh, Khurja-Jewar NH 91. The dedicated freight corridor connects Noida with the NIA Metro Extension and the proposed High Speed ​​Rail (Delhi-Varanasi) at the airport terminal.

Inspired by UP’s lush green landscape, local ancient architecture and rich colors of Indian culture, the airport is a major infrastructure project of the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, where the next assembly elections are expected in early 2022.

UP is the only state in India to have 5 international airports
With this, Uttar Pradesh will become the state with the largest number of international airports in India. At present, there are eight operational airports in UP, while 13 airports and seven airstrips are being developed. Lucknow, Varanasi, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Agra, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Hindon (Ghaziabad) are the operational airports in Uttar Pradesh handling commercial flights.

The BJP-led state government in a statement said, “With the foundation stone laying and foundation stone laying ceremony of Noida International Airport scheduled to take place on November 25, the state is now on track to construct five international airports – the most for any of India. State too.” Statement.

As of 2012, there were only 2 international airports – Lucknow and Varanasi. PM Modi inaugurated the third international airport in Kushinagar on 20 October this year. While work on the airport in Ayodhya is in full swing and air services are expected to start early next year, a fifth international airport is to be built at Jewar near Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR).