The government gave relief to the residents of Delhi – NCR as it gave an in-principal nod to the planned Greenfield Airport close to Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar amid a controlling board meeting which was held in New Delhi. On Tuesday, Mr Suryapal Gangwar, special secretary of civil aviation said the consent for this was given at the meeting on Monday which was attended by Principal Secretary of civil aviation Mr SP Goyal and some other senior authorities.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has prepared the point-to-point venture report and techno-economic feasibility report. According to the report, the obtaining of 1441-hectare land in eight towns is proposed for the air terminal which will be built as a public-private association.
Mr Gangwar also added that the approximate cost for the project is Rs 15,754 crores. He also noted that the work for the project will be taken up in four phases. The air terminal will have two runways with an ability to deal with cargo handling ability of 3 million metric tons for each year and 70 million travellers every year. Preparatory work on the undertaking had begun in April 2017 and it is a result of the coordination between the Center and the state that in-principle approval has concurred inside one year time, he said. He also said that the steering committee had given site clearance to the project on July 6, 2017.
The center has already appointed Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) as the nodal agency for this venture.