PM Modi to lay the foundation stone of Asia’s Biggest Airport – ‘Noida International Airport’ today
In a massive boost to connectivity, PM Narendra Modi, today, will lay the foundation stone of Asia Biggest Airport- Noida International Airport in Jewar, Greater Noida.
Taking it to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he will be laying the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Greater Noida in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh today. This move is also significant from the government perspective of boosting connectivity and also comes at a time when Uttar Pradesh, which is very crucial to the BJP, goes to the poll in the next few months.
The first phase of the construction of the Noida Airport is being done at a cost of more than INR 10, 050 crores. The airport will be covering more than 1300 hectares of land and the airport is said to be fully operational by 2024. As per the officials in the aviation ministry, it will be the largest airport in Asia and the fourth largest in the world. Noida International Airport at Jewar is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 percent subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG.
This will also give a major relief to the residents of East Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Meerut, and other adjoining western UP districts. The airport is also likely to provide employment opportunities to more than a lakh people. This new airport will also be the country’s first net-zero emissions airport. The airport at Jewar will also be linked to the planned Delhi to Varanasi high-speed rail, enabling people to complete the journey between the National Capital and the airport in just about 21 minutes.
Recently, Prime Minister also inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in UP. Aiming to boost the connectivity and the Aviation Sector, another International Airport is currently under-construction in Ayodhya.
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