- Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, on Monday, presented ₹ 5.5 lakh crore budget in State Assembly for 2021-22
- UP Government to keep ₹ 2,000 aside for the Jewar Airport from the state budget
- Yogi government wishes to make Jewar Airport the biggest in Asia
The Uttar Pradesh Government-led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has plans to develop the Jewar Airport as the biggest airport in Asia. The state govt has proposed to set aside ₹ 2,000 crore for the Jewar Airport, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, while presenting ₹ 5,50,270.78 crore budget for 2021-22, said on Monday in the State Assembly.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also increased the number of runways at the Jewar Aiport to 6, from what was proposed earlier, 2. The state government also presented its first paperless budget in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly today.
Finance Minister Khanna, reading out the budget speech from a laptop, said that the target was to make Uttar Pradesh “Aatmanirbhar” and ensure an all round development of the state.
This is the 5th budget the Yogi-led government is presenting in the state before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections are due early next year (2022).
The UP Government has appointed Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) as the implementing agency on its behalf for the airport which will be constructed in Jewar.
Zurich Airport International AG was earlier selected as the concessionaire for developing the Noida International Airport at Jewar.
The first phase of the airport will be spread over 1,334 hectares or 3,296.3 acre and would cost ₹ 4,588 crores.
The UP Government says people can expect it to be completed by 2023.