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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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.
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.