Jewar airport proposal back on drawing board

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha

"The current Uttar Pradesh government has sent a proposal on Jewar airport to the aviation ministry. So we are doing that technical evaluation", Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said at a press meet here.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

Summary: Technical evaluation "The present Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] government in UP has requested technical evaluation of the Jewar airport since the previous evaluation was done many years ago".

Earlier this week, Arun Vir Singh, chief executive officer of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) said land acquisition for the Jewar airport could be done in six months after it had the centre's approval, and the airport can then be built in three years.

The project falls under a so-called 150 km rule which means GMR Infrastructure Ltd-led Delhi airport has the first right of refusal over the project under certain norms when the project comes up for financial bidding. Shri Sinha said that the Ministry will soon put in place a Master Plan for expansion of Airside Capacity and Terminal Capacity at the airport to accommodate the increase in passenger volume.

The ministry envisaged that the committee would facilitate close cooperation among various stakeholders including air traffic control, airlines and airport operator to increase the capacity.

By the end of 2017, the airside capacity is expected to rise by 10% to 72-73 aircraft movements per hour. He, however, refused to give a timeline for developing the airport at Jewar and said the government will follow the procedure as per its Greenfield Airport Policy.

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