Noida International Airport will carry out works on the terminal building, first runway and air traffic control (ATC) tower from next month. It will be India’s first net zero emissions airport. The project is expected to be completed by September 2024.
Chief Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Noida International Airport (NIAL), Durga Shankar Mishra, chaired a meeting to review the development plan for Greenfield Airport. Approval for the same was granted on Wednesday and a cost of ₹5,730 crore has been decided for the project in the first phase.
The Swiss company Zurich International Airport SA, a 100% subsidiary, Yamuna International Airport will develop the project.
Shailendra Bhatia, the airport nodal officer, who also attended the 13th meeting, said the airport master plan was adopted on August 17, 2021 and the first phase of development was based on the plan. director, reported by PTI.
Bhatia said in the report that all approvals for the required sanctions, including those for financial closures, have been granted by the Board, and now no obstacles remain in the development work, which is to be carried out by the dealer.
According to Bhatia, the concessionaire will hire the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor and complete the construction works of the first phase by September 2024. In the first phase, the airport will have a runaway with handling capacity of 12 million passengers on an annual basis.
Additionally, Bhatia said work for the air traffic control (ATC) tower, terminal and runway will begin next month. Furthermore, he revealed that currently ground leveling works and the construction of the airport boundary wall are in progress.
Bhatia said the development cost for the first phase is ₹5,730 crores.
Emphasis will be placed on developing green buildings at the airport terminal and other buildings, while he also said energy and water conservation factors are priorities alongside of digital technology.
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundations of Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. This airport will be the second international airport to be in Delhi NCR. This will help decongest IGI airport. It is strategically located and will serve people in cities such as Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and adjoining areas.
The PMO, in a statement dated November 23 last year, said that, spread over more than 1,300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers per year. , and the work should be completed. by 2024.
He has reserved dedicated land to be developed as a forest park using trees from the project site. NIA will preserve all native species and be nature-friendly throughout the development of the airport.
In addition, the airport will also house a state-of-the-art MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) service. The design of the airport is focused on low operating costs and smooth and fast transfer processes for passengers. The airport is introducing a rotating aircraft stand concept, giving airlines the ability to operate an aircraft for domestic and international flights from the same contact stand, without having to reposition the aircraft. This will ensure fast and efficient aircraft turnarounds at the airport, while ensuring a smooth and seamless passenger transfer process.
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