Lucknow: PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Jewar International Airport in Noida on Thursday (November 25, 2021) after inaugurating the 340.82 km long Poorvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. According to information provided by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Uttar Pradesh will then become the only state in India to have five international airports.
A statement issued by the Uttar Pradesh state administration on Monday said, "With the foundation stone of Noida International Airport scheduled for November 25, the state is now on the way to build 5 international airports, the highest in a state. In a statement, the BJP-led UP government further said, "PM Modi's Gaatshakti national master plan is continuously developing infrastructure in the state. The airport will be the second international airport to be built in Delhi-NCR and will help reduce congestion at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the airport will serve people from several cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and surrounding areas. On October 20 this year, PM Modi inaugurated Kushinagar airport in UP, the third international airport in the state. With this, two international airports are already operational in Lucknow and Varanasi.