Jewar International Airport: PM Modi to lay foundation stone of UP’s growth engine today | 10 points


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Preparing for the groundbreaking ceremony for Jevar airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gautama Buddha Nagar district.


  • The airport is a key infrastructure project for the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.
  • Jevar Airport, developing in PPP mode, is considered the largest airport in India
  • It will be developed in four phases, with the cost of the entire project estimated at approximately Rs 30,000.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Jura International Airport in Gautam Buddha Nagar on Thursday. It will be the fifth international airport in Uttar Pradesh after completion.

The long-awaited project ends just weeks before the UP Assembly election schedule is announced. Earlier on October 20, Prime Minister Modi opened the Kushinagar International Airport. Another international airport is under construction in Ayodhya.

Prime Minister Modi to lay foundation stone for Cevar International Airport | Key points

  1. Construction work will begin this week for a new airport in Jevar, Greater Noida. “The actual construction work will begin within this week,” said Arunvir Singh, general manager of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Zone, which is a key partner in the PPP project.
  2. “We plan to complete and commission the first phase by September 2024.” There will be one runway at the airport in September 2024, as well as an air terminal building, Singh said. The cost of the first phase of the project will be around Rs 5,730 crore.
  3. Several industrial and urban clusters to be located in the area, such as the City of Cinema, have received over Rs30,000.
  4. In terms of airport development, the NIA will be designed and operated by the Swiss company Zurich International Airport Ltd AG (ZAIA) under a 40-year concession.
  5. The airport design is inspired by India and will include various elements synonymous with the region’s architecture.
  6. According to Christoph Schnelmann, CEO of Noida International Airport, the front deck of the terminal will consist of flights of stairs such as the famous Varanasi and Haridwar ghats, welcoming and bringing people together.
  7. Thanks to the courtyard, which gives the impression of a haveli, fresh air and sunlight penetrate into the terminal building. Inspired by the key rivers of the region, the white translucent undulating roof will create the effect of a flowing river. The passenger terminal will be adorned with intricate decorative red granite lattice screens inspired by Indian architecture. ”
  8. The first phase of the giant project is expected to be completed by 2024 with a capacity of 12 million passengers per year.
  9. NIAL is located about 72 km from IGI airport, about 40 km from Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad, about 28 km from Greater Noida, 65 km from Gurugram and 130 km from Agra.
  10. It is currently connected by the Yamuna Expressway. In addition, other multimodal transport options have been planned.

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