PM Modi lays foundation stone of Noida International Airport

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar of Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and several State Ministers were present on this occasion.
  • AIR correspondent reports that the development of this Greenfield airport will boost domestic and international air connectivity and help in transforming the adjoining areas by attracting huge investment opportunities. This airport will play a critical role in the development of Uttar Pradesh by making it a major manufacturing and service sector hub. It has been projected that tremendous employment opportunities will be generated with the rapid industrial and service sector growth in the region. The airport will be the logistics gateway of northern India having a multi-modal cargo hub.
  • The dedicated cargo terminal will have a capacity of 20 lakh metric tonnes, which will be expanded to 80 lakh metric tonnes in the coming years. The proposed site is close to major tourist attractions like Agra, Vrindavan, Mathura which will facilitate the tourism sector. Spread over more than 1,300 hectares of land, the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year. The first phase of the development of the airport is scheduled to be completed by 2024. The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at the cost of over 10 thousand crore rupees.
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