Jewar airport work to kickstart

Jewar airport work to kickstart
16/12/2017 , by , in News/Views

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to make Jewar airport a key election issue for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and has instructed its departments to start work on the project before 2019.

The airport, to be developed in phases, is being planned in such a way so that it provides space not just for the structure but for allied services around it as well.

“The airport will be built in the first phase, and all allied services like Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and others will come up in the later phases,” Prabhat Kumar, chairman of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, told ET.

The airport, which has been allocated 7500 acres, is said to become the biggest airport in India in terms of area. While the first phase could involve construction of about 4,000 acres, follow-up phases will see construction on rest of the land, besides other services.

“We have earmarked 7,500 acres of land for the purpose,” said Kumar. Jewar’s airport plan is in sync with the central government’s plan to build capacity to meet the long term demand of the industry rather than focus on adding incremental capacity.

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