UP Cabinet sanctions Plan To buy Land For Phase 2 Of Noida Airport

In a major turn out in Airline segment,  the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved a proposal for the acquisition of another 1,365 hectare land in Jewar for the second phase of the upcoming Noida International Airport, according to an official statement.

The cabinet also granted an expenditure of Rs 2,890 crore for the land acquisition, above and beyond resettlement and rehabilitation of the people who will be affected by the expansion of the greenfield project, it stated. The decision was taken by the cabinet at a meeting in Lucknow on Tuesday evening.

"The State Cabinet has today approved the proposal to acquire another 1,365 hectares of land for the future expansion of Noida International Airport at Jewar” - SP Goyal, the additional chief secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, tweeted on Tuesday.

Currently work is underway for the first phase of development of the Noida International Airport in the Jewar area of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in western Uttar Pradesh, according to officials. The Greenfield airport is being developed in four phases and billed to be the biggest when completed with five or six runways spread in an area of 5,000 hectare, the officials said.

The first phase of the project is coming up on over 1,300-hectare land and commercial operations from the airport are expected to begin by December 2023 or January 2024, they said.

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