Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that the Noida International Airport will be made operational by 2024 and will provide employment opportunities to over 1 lakh people.
Noida: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that the Noida International Airport will be made operational by 2024 and will provide employment opportunities to over 1 lakh people.
PM Narendra Modi is going to lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh at 1 pm on November 25. Adityanath on Wednesday took stock of the preparations for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the airport in Greater Noida.
Talking to reporters here, the Chief Minister said, “With the construction of the Noida International Airport, it will involve an investment of around Rs 34,000-35,000 crore and provide employment to more than 1 lakh people. This airport will become functional in 2024. Uttar Pradesh will have its fifth international airport.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in India to have five international airports. Adityanath also said that the Noida International Airport will be the first airport across the country to be free from all kinds of pollution and will be the largest in Asia.
“This will be the first airport in India which will be free from all kinds of pollution. It will be the biggest airport in Asia. Along with this we are also going to take action for the construction of Film City near it. Its action will also be its last. Notably, the Kushinagar International Airport was inaugurated by the Prime Minister recently.
The PMO said that this airport will be the second international airport to be built in Delhi NCR. This will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. Assembly elections are due in UP early next year.
First published:November 24, 2021, 9:17 am