Prime minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the Noida International Airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar. The airport spreads over more than 1300 hectares of land. The completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year. The project is expected to be completed by 2024 at an estimated cost of ₹29,650 crore.
PM said that Jewar airport will be the logistics gateway, especially of northern India. People from all over North India will be able to export their products to international markets through the airport. It will not only give momentum to the development of the region but also fast track UP's overall growth.
The Civil Aviation Minister informed that this Greenfield airport will host multi-modal connectivity and bring in investments worth ₹60,000 crores to UP. This is also the first time in India, an airport has been conceptualised with an integrated multi-modal cargo hub.