UP govt to discuss issues pertaining to land acquisition for Jewar airport
The Uttar Pradesh government is scheduled to discuss issues pertaining to land acquisition for the ‘Noida International airport’ proposed at Jewar along the 165 km Yamuna Expressway on October 25 in Lucknow. Industrial development commissioner (IDC), Anup Chandra Pandey, has called a meeting of officials of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), which is the nodal agency for development of this ambitious project.
Since the UP government wants to start land procurement for this project at the earliest, issues related to land have to be discussed in detail before the work begins on the ground. YEIDA officials are studying details pertaining to the land notified for the project along the expressway.
The Union civil aviation ministry had on June 24 given its approval to build an international airport at Jewar. Now, YEIDA is awaiting funds of Rs. 2,000 crore from the state government to acquire 1,000 hectares of agricultural land, in the initial phase of the project. On the whole, the project requires 5,000 hectares.