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Jewar airport: By the end of December, the airport runway will be finished.

According to officials, the ATC building would have six of its eight stories ready by the end of December, at which point the tower will be turned over to the Airports Authority of India. Following a review meeting with the secretary of the Union ministry of civil aviation, officials of Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) stated that the air traffic control building and runway at the airport would be ready by the end of December. Work on both structures is currently in the advanced stages of completion.

During an online review meeting on Friday, NIAL, an Uttar Pradesh government body established to oversee and regulate airport development, notified the Union ministry of civil aviation that the airport authority will receive control of the runway and ATC tower by the end of December 2023, allowing trial flights to commence by the end of February 2024.

“We have notified the Ministry of Civil Aviation that the project is proceeding at a rapid pace and will be finished by the deadline. The ministry representatives were pleased with the project’s advancement when we presented them with the work that is currently being done at the location. Along with other important links and modes of transportation, we also told the officials that we are trying to create multimodal connectivity to the Noida airport from the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Yamuna Expressway, and Eastern Peripheral Expressway,” stated Arun Vir Singh, chief executive officer of NIAL.

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida) and NIAL, among other local organizations, have been requested by the Uttar Pradesh government to construct a metro project that will connect Noida airport to Greater Noida and the rest of the Delhi-NCR. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has already been enlisted by the Yeida to produce an extensive project report.

According to officials, in addition to the road and Metro connections, the state government has requested that a pod taxi project be built to link Jewar Airport with Greater Noida. Senior officials and SP Goyal, the additional chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, also attended the online review meeting.

According to authorities, the review meeting is essential since Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to examine significant infrastructure projects, such as Jewar airport, either this month or next month. The terminal building would be finished by May 2024, the NIAL also disclosed to the online review meeting.

Phase 1 of the airport will eventually handle 12 million passengers yearly; phase 4 will handle 70 million people. According to officials, the first phase will feature a single 3,900-meter runway that can accommodate 28 aircraft stands and will see 100,000 air traffic movements annually. Additionally, a 100,000 square meter passenger terminal will be built, according to officials.

Source- Hindustan times

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