Noida International Airport
Noida International Airport which is also called the Jewar Airport is an international airport which is under-construction and being constructed near the Jewar town located in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
When completed, it will be the largest airport in the country. On UP government’s behalf, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority will be acting as the primary implementing agency. The airport will be developed as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The proposed plan is to build an airport with two runways by the year 2024 and later expand to a 2,900-acre airport with six runways. Under the proposed plan, the airport will initially process 5 million passengers annually and, after expansion, will process up to 60 million to 120 million passengers in 30 years.
Location and Connectivity
The location of the project is 72 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport which is currently meeting the needs of the entire metropolitan area and is rapidly reaching its peak capacity. With a connection to the Yamuna Highway, local and international tourists can reach Mathura, Agra and Vrindavan via this new airport.
It is proposed to connect to Noida via the Greater Noida route. Faridabad-Ballabhgarh-Palwal-Jewar Route’s Delhi Metro will connect from the amusement park to the airport by unmanned pod taxi or personal rapid transit in the film city project proposed in Sector 21 of Greater Noida. It is also proposed to install a high-speed rail (HSR) station at the airport on the planned Delhi Varanasi Kolkata HSR line, which is part of India’s high-speed rail project.
Jewar: The largest airport of India
With six runways, it will be India’s largest and one of the world’s largest airports. Only Chicago O’Hare and Dallas / Fort Worth are large, with eight and seven runways, respectively. As of the year 2019, the Indira Gandhi International Airport which is located in Delhi has three runways, the largest number of runways than any other airport in the country. As of 2019, two additional runways have been proposed to increase to a total of eight runways upon completion. This will be done depending on the availability of land, considering future expansion.