Jewar airport project set for take-off as Uttar Pradesh gets 80% land
The proposed greenfield Jewar airport in Greater Noida is ready for take-off. About 100 farmers from Jewar handed over their letter of consent for land acquisition for the project to CM Yogi Adityanath here on Wednesday. The farmers’ consent has paved way for 80% of land acquisition, which was the minimum requirement for kickstarting the project.
Incidentally, Wednesday was the last day for the state government to get possession of 80% of the land before bidding for the project begins.
The farmers were led by Jewar’s BJP MLA Dhirendra Singh. Last year, 70% of farmers had given their consent for land acquisition for Jewar airport. The CM assured the farmers of safeguarding their interest in lieu of the land given for the airport. Yogi said farmers have attained victory for development of the region by giving their land for the airport which would be the largest in the world.