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Jewar Airport: Construction work to start by the end of the year

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Greater Noida: Keeping in mind the election of 2019, Adityanath led BJP government wants to kick-start the construction work by the end of 2018.

It has been planned that the proposed airport will be developed in four phases. A total of 3000-hectare land has been allotted for the construction of the International Greenfield airport. Out of this, 1206 hectare land will be developed in the first phase in which the airport will be constructed, while all allied services like Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and others will come up in the later phases. This will require a total amount of 3000 crores as per estimates by the officials.

To fast track the work on project’s techno-economic feasibility report (TFR), UP government has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India as the consultant for Jewar Airport. They have been given a deadline to prepare the TFR by April, bid documents by July and environmental clearance by October.

It has been targeted to start the operations from Jewar airport in another 4-5 years. The airport is billed to cater to 30-50 million passengers per year over next 10-15 years. The civil aviation ministry expects Jewar airport to give a boost to connectivity in the whole of western Uttar Pradesh, which will in turn increase tourism and economic potential of the region.