It’s official now. The new airport, coming up in Uttar Pradesh’s Jewar on the outskirts of Delhi will be known as Noida International Airport. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the design, name and logo of the international airport, according to an official statement. “This airport will become the pride of India and will be one of the best in the world,” the CM said.
Here is all you need to know about Noida International Airport:
1) The Noida International Airport will have a picture of stork, the state bird, as its logo.
2) The new airport will be designed on the lines of world-famous airports in London, Moscow and Milan.
3) The airport is located around 70 kilometres from Delhi, and it is being built by Swiss developer Zurich Airport International.
4) The international airport being constructed in Noida’s Jewar will lead to the development of industrial infrastructure that will increase employment opportunities in the state.
5) The airport is proposed to be built in four phases, the first phase of the airport is expected to be ready by 2024.
6) The initial capacity will be 12 million passengers per year, which will be expanded to 70 million passengers per year by 2050.
7) Initially, it will have two runways, which will be increased to five in due course of time, it said. The five runways will include a total of 4,752 hectares of land at Jewar Airport.
8) Noida International Airport will be the second international airport serving the National Capital Region of Delhi and the fast-developing Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development area between Delhi and Agra, after its completion.
9) Zurich Airport International Authority (ZAIA) received the security clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to develop the Noida International Airport at Jewar in May this year.
10) The government has a plan to connect the airport with a high-speed rail line between Varanasi and Delhi via Prayagraj, Lucknow, Kannauj, Etawah, Agra, Mathura, Jewar and Noida.