Jewar Airport Gets Environment Clearance
Jewar International Airport to be constructed at Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh has got Environment Clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
In December 2019, Swiss company Flughafen Zürich AG had won the order to build, develop and operate Jewar airport under a concession of 40 years. The project now awaits clearance Security Clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
This Government is moving fast on this airport project. Eventhough MHA clearance is awaited, Uttar Pradesh government has recently sanctioned Rs, 2,000 crores for acquiring land for phase-II of this Greenfield airport project.
Key Highlights of the Jewar airport
It will be the third airport in Delhi NCR region after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Ghaziabad’s Hindon airport. On completion, it will be Asia’s largest airport in terms of number of runways.
The airport will be spread across a total of 5,000 hectares, out of which 1,334 hectares have been acquired. It is estimated to cost around Rs Rs. 30,000 crore.
The work on First phase of the Jewar airport is likely to start by the end of April 2020. The phase -I is scheduled to be operational by 2023 and cost around Rs 4,588 crores and shall have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers with two runways.