Lens View: World's 4th largest International Airport to come up in India

Noida International Airport at Jewar, Uttar Pradesh will function as a global aviation maintenance hub.

Lens View: World's 4th largest International Airport to come up in India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh State, Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (extreme left), Deputy CM UP, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Sanjeev Balyan Central Minister and others watching an Audio Visual film on the project prior to laying the foundation stone of Noida International Airport in Jewar, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Noida International Airport at Jewar about 100 kms (62 miles) from New Delhi on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. It is considered to be India’s largest airport upon its completion.

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Model of Noida International Airport Complex. Photograph: @theupindex

The airport is spread across an area of 5,000 acres and is being developed by Zurich International Airport AG at an estimated cost of INR 29,560 crores. The Swiss Airport company had won the bid in Nov., 2019 following which a concessionaire agreement had been signed with the state government.

As the Ministry of Civil Aviation turns its focus toward making India a global Aviation maintenance hub, NIA will aid the development of Cargo and MRO cluster in the NCR region making flying more affordable. "We are a committed partner for India's growth, and we see tremendous opportunity to invest and support India's national agenda through infrastructural development and Job creation," said Daniel Bircher, Chairman and MD, NIA.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh State, Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (extreme left), Deputy CM UP, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Sanjeev Balyan Central Minister at a function to lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport in Jewar, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

The Prime Minister said the Noida International Airport will become the ‘logistics gateway’ of northern India and will provide new employment opportunities to thousands of people in the region. “It will benefit crores of people of Delhi-NCR and Western UP,” he said.