Noida International Airport Inaugurated By PM Modi

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26 November 2021 Current Affairs:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Noida International Airport (NIA) in Gautam Buddh Nagar on November 25, 2021.

Highlights:
♦ PM Modi came to Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia, to lay the groundwork.
♦ Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG, is developing the airport near Jewar.

Noida International Airport
♦ Noida International Airport has an area of more than 1300 hectares. After completion, the airport’s first phase will service around 1.2 crore people per year. The first phase of the project is expected to be finished in 2024.
♦ The Noida International Airport is being built under the PPP model by Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Indian Government.
♦ The project’s estimated cost is between Rs 1500 and Rs 20000 crore. The project’s first phase is being built at a cost of roughly Rs 10,050 crore.
♦ The airport is 72 kilometres from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and 40 kilometres from Noida.

Significance
♦ With the addition of this airport, Uttar Pradesh would be the only Indian state to have five international airports.
♦ After Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Noida International Airport would be the second international airport in the national capital area.
♦ This will be India’s first airport with zero emissions. It would also provide a multi-modal, seamless connection.
♦ For the first time in India, an airport will be built with an integrated multi-modal cargo hub. The airport is being built in accordance with Prime Minister Modi’s aim of increasing connectivity and developing a future-ready aviation industry in order to put Uttar Pradesh on the global map.
 

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