- PM Modi laid the foundation stone on Thursday
- Uttar Pradesh currently has nine airports
- Eight more airports to be built
Noida International Airport: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed that Asia’s largest airport should be built in Uttar Pradesh and one lakh employment opportunities would be created from Noida International Airport. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said this on Thursday. Scindia attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Noida International Airport in Jewar. He said the airport to be built at Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar district in western Uttar Pradesh will attract an investment of Rs 34,000 crore and the first phase of the ‘greenfield’ project is expected to be completed in 2024. After the completion of the first phase, this airport will have a capacity of 12 million passengers annually.
“By the last stage of development, Noida International Airport will surpass even Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and become India’s premier airport,” Scindia said at the event. Hitting out at the previous non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments, Scindia said that earlier Uttar Pradesh had only four airports but now has nine airports and this (Jewar) will be the 10th airport in the state.
In the coming years, there will be 17 airports in UP
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive was to build Asia’s largest airport in Uttar Pradesh,” he said. He said, “Where there is a will, there is a way… it was the prime minister’s ambitious resolve, which is coming true today.” There will be a total of 17 airports in this state in the years.The airport to be built at Jewar will generate one lakh employment opportunities.He said that at present nine airports are operational in Uttar Pradesh and eight more will be built.