Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of UP's Noida International Airport

The development of the Noida International Airport is in line with PM's vision towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday at 1 pm. The cost of the airport's first development phase is almost Rs 10,050 crore. The international airport in Jewar is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land. The first phase of the airport will have the capacity to handle 1.2 crore passengers a year and the work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024. 

PM Narendra Modi took to his Twitter handle to share the piece of news. He tweeted, "Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 PM, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism."

Reportedly, Uttar Pradesh is the only state that will be having five international airports. The development of the Noida International Airport is in line with PM's vision towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector. The location of the airport is set in a strategic way to serve the people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and other neighbouring areas. Also, it will help decongest the Indra Gandhi International Airport. 

The new airport in Jewar will be linked to the planned Delhi-Varanasi High-Speed Rail, which will enable the journey between Delhi and the airport in only 21 minutes. It will also be having a state-of-art maintenance, Repair, and Overhauling (MRO) Service. The design of the airport is focused on low operating costs. Also, the airport will be seamless and have fast transfer processes for passengers.