PM Modi inaugurates Noida International Airport, will bring in investments worth ₹60,000 cr
The first net zero emissions 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
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Gautam Buddh Nagar. PM Modi arrived at the place accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia.
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia while addressing the gathering at the Inaugural event said that, “ Noida International Airport will be a multi-modal connectivity hub. It will create employment opportunities for more than 1 lakh people. Soon we'll see 17 airports including an international airport at Ayodhya in the state" and thanked the Prime Minister.
Civil Aviation Minister added, "The Jewar airport will host multi-modal connectivity and bring in investments worth ₹60,000 crore to UP."
According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the International Airport near Jewar will be developed as an Aviation Hub which is conceived to provide all the modern, efficient and hi-tech facilities. The airport area when fully operational is expected to have Aero and Non-Aero activities along with MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) facilities.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also said that he expects investments of ₹10,000 cr after the first phase and to ₹35,000 crore once the airport is fully built.
The airport has run into controversy earlier when farmers claimed that the proposed construction took over their cultivable land. The protesting farmers have camped in tents 700 metres from the airport. Also in a surprise turn of event a local BJP MLA had admitted to acquiring land in a hurry.
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