Noida International Airport construction begins, set to open in 2024
The ceremony marks the beginning of the construction of the airport
Noida International Airport will be built through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with an overall investment of INR 5730 crore. The airport, set to open in 2024, will combine Indian culture, hospitality and design with Swiss technology and efficiency. The country's newest greenfield airport will provide passengers, airlines, and partners with quick, efficient processes and exceptional value. NIA will be a digital airport, offering passengers a safe and contactless travel experience as well as customised commercial offerings. The airport aims at operating with net-zero emissions at an early stage.
The ground-breaking ceremony for Noida International Airport was held at Jewar in the presence of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. The ceremony marks the beginning of the construction of the airport. The ceremony – hosted by RK Tiwari, Chairman, NIAL and Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Daniel Bircher, Chairman, YIAPL and MD Zurich Airport International – was attended by eminent dignitaries including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, VK Singh, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland to India, Nand Gopal Gupta, Minister Civil Aviation, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Dhirendra Singh, MLA, Jewar.
“The ground-breaking ceremony is a key milestone, and the airport will act as a growth catalyst for not just the state, but the country. As the Ministry of Civil Aviation turns its focus towards making India a global aviation maintenance hub, NIA will aid the development of the Cargo and MRO cluster in the NCR region, making flying more affordable. We are a committed partner for India’s growth, and we see tremendous opportunity to invest and support India’s national agenda through infrastructural development and job creation.” He added, “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, and the dedicated team of officers who have been instrumental in turning this vision into reality,” said Daniel Bircher, Chairman and Managing Director, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited.
“The strong recovery in the aviation sector along with the government’s initiative to develop and expand airports will not only help meet the growing demand for travel but also encourage higher connectivity between tier II and III cities in the country. Noida International Airport will connect western Uttar Pradesh to other cities in India and the world. This world-class airport will set a benchmark in aviation infrastructure and development of multiple-airport systems in India,” said Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited.
Noida International Airport holds strategic importance for Uttar Pradesh as it will stimulate residential and industrial activities in the catchment area and attract more investment. The airport will benefit the region and act as a growth catalyst for the local economy. It will also be a huge job creator with the upcoming MRO hub, film city, and other developments in the region. The development of the airport will spur economic growth in India, ushering it towards becoming a $5 trillion economy in the next few years.
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