GoM defers decision on Greater Noida airport proposal

GoM defers decision on Greater Noida airport proposal

New Delhi: The fate of proposed greenfield airport at Greater Noida near here continues to hang in balance as a Group of Ministers (GoM) on Tuesday deferred a decision on it saying additional inputs were required before a final call could be taken on the matter.

“We considered the opinion of the Attorney General. Certain issues need to be discussed further. We require further inputs on these issues," civil aviation minister Praful Patel said after the 30-minute meeting at North Block.

The date for the next meeting has not yet been finalised. “We will be informed when it is decided," said science and technology minister Kapil Sibal who is part of the GoM. This was the second meeting of the GoM.

Finance minister P. Chidambaram and law minister H.R. Bharadwaj are members of the GoM.

The UP government had proposed to create the Taj International Aviation Hub, at an estimated cost of Rs5,000 crore at Jhevar area in Greater Noida which is about 60 kms from here and 120 km from Agra.

After its first meeting in January this year, the GoM had sought legal opinion on the issue and asked Attorney General Milon Banerjee to prepare a report which was considered today.