Success story of Jewar  airport to echo in US

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Success story of Jewar  airport to echo in US

Friday, 06 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

The success story of the international airport being built in Jewar, Greater Noida, will now be heard in New York as the first phase has been included in the world’s 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020. 

Uttar Pradesh and Yugoslavia have been chosen in the field of aviation. It has been recognised in the CG LA Infrastructure list, a government spokesman said.

The success story of Jewar airport will be presented by the Uttar Pradesh government at the 13th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, to be held in New York City, US, on March 25-27. The Forum has sent an invitation to the Government of Uttar Pradesh. UP has to give its presentation in two sessions. The story of the success of the project of Jewar airport, which had been hanging fire for years, will be told.  This is a major achievement for UP, the official said.

It is noteworthy that 1,334 hectares of land from six villages of Rohi, Parohi, Kishorepur, Dayanatpur, Ranhera and Banwari in Jewar Tehsil has been acquired in the first phase for the Jewar International Airport.

It will be the second largest international airport in Asia. Work is progressing rapidly at the site. Zurich Airport International AG is constructing the airport. 

“The Yogi government is building Asia’s second largest airport, beating China. On its completion, UP’s economy will gain new momentum. While employment and trade will increase, other investors will also move towards Uttar Pradesh,” an official said. 

Jewar Greenfield International Airport will boost industrial development in the state. The government is expected to earn more than Rs 1,10,000 crore from the airport being built with an investment of Rs 30,000 crore. More than one lakh people will get direct and indirect employment. This airport will bring an investment of about Rs one lakh crore for Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Yamuna Expressway. 

It will be the fifth largest airport in the world. According to the proposal, flights will start operating in 2022-23. At present, Shanghai International Airport (China) is the second largest airport in Asia, spread over approximately 3,988 hectares. While the world’s largest airport is in Saudi Arabia, King Fahd International Airport of Dammam, built on 77,600 hectares of land.

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