Centre gives in-principle approval for Jewar airport
The centre has given an in-principle approval to the proposed greenfield airport near Jewar, in Gautambuddh Nagar, during a steering committee meeting held in New Delhi. The approval to this effect was given at the meeting on April 23, 2018, attended by principal secretary (civil aviation) SP Goyal and other senior officials, special secretary for civil aviation, Suryapal Gangwar said.
The detailed project report and techno-economic feasibility report for the project, have been prepared by Price Waterhouse Coopers. As per the report, acquisition of 1,441 hectares of land in eight villages, is proposed for the airport, which will be built on the PPP mode. The work for the project will be taken up in four phases, at an approximate cost of Rs 15,754 crores, he said.
The airport will have two runways, with a capacity to handle 70 million passengers annually and cargo handling capacity of three million metric tonnes per year. Preliminary work on the project had started in April 2017 and it is because of the coordination between the centre and the state that the in-principle approval has been accorded within one year time, he said. On July 6, 2017, the steering committee had given site clearance to the project, he said. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has already been made the nodal agency for this project.