Noida International Airport Nears Completion, Trial Run Expected by June 2024

The Jewar Airport in India's Uttar Pradesh is nearing 80% completion, with a trial run expected in June 2024 and operations to commence by September 2024. This strategic hub aims to transform the region's aviation and economic landscape.

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Noida International Airport Nears Completion, Trial Run Expected by June 2024

Noida International Airport Nears Completion, Trial Run Expected by June 2024

The Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) has announced that the first phase of the Jewar Airport project in Uttar Pradesh, India is nearly 80% complete. A trial run is expected to begin by the end of June 2024, with the goal of initiating flight operations at the airport by the end of September 2024.

According to NIAL CEO Arun Veer Singh, the runway has been completed and the remaining necessary facilities, including technical equipment installation, will be provided in the next three months. NIAL has informed the Uttar Pradesh government that out of a budget of Rs 10,056 crore, about Rs 7,371.51 crore has been spent so far on the 'greenfield' airport project.

Why this matters: The Jewar Airport is set to be India's largest airport, with an estimated cost of Rs 29,650 Crore and an expansive footprint covering 1,334 hectares. It is designed to have four terminals, six runways, and advanced facilities. The airport is strategically positioned to be a central hub, connecting various cities within the National Capital Region (NCR) and beyond.

The state government has directed local agencies to build a metro line to provide connectivity from Noida Airport to the rest of Delhi/National Capital Region (NCR). The airport is envisioned as an Aerotropolis, featuring an innovation and technology hub, commercial centers, logistics facilities, hospitality options, and recreational areas.

The regional impact of the Jewar Airport is expected to stimulate economic growth, generate employment opportunities, and position the region as a thriving economic hub. The proximity of the airport has also sparked a surge in real estate interest, presenting lucrative investment opportunities.

Recent developments and milestones include plans to extend the airport's boundaries to the Aligarh district, the initiation of the cargo terminal's construction, and the allocation of funds by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the link between the Jewar Airport and the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.

NIAL CEO Arun Veer Singh stated, "The target is to start flight operations at the airport by the end of September 2024. The runway has been completed, and the remaining necessary facilities, including technical equipment installation, will be provided in the next three months."

With the first phase nearing completion and a trial run scheduled for June 2024, the Noida International Airport is on track to become operational by September 2024. The airport is poised to transform the aviation landscape in India and drive economic growth in the area.

Key Takeaways

  • Jewar Airport's first phase 80% complete, trial run by June 2024, operations by Sep 2024.
  • Jewar Airport to be India's largest, with 4 terminals, 6 runways, and advanced facilities.
  • Airport to be connected to Delhi/NCR via metro, envisioned as an Aerotropolis with diverse facilities.
  • Jewar Airport expected to drive economic growth, employment, and real estate opportunities.
  • Uttar Pradesh government allocating funds to enhance airport's connectivity to Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.