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Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Launch Noida International Airport Today, 5th In UP

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Highlights:

  • PM Modi to launch Noida International Airport today
  • Noida International Airport will be the 2nd international airport in the National Capital Region (NCR)
  • Noida International Airport will be a little over 70 kilometres away from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport
  • UP, as of now, has 8 operational airports, while 13 airports and seven airstrips are being developed

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today, will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar at 1:00 PM. This will be the ninth airport in Uttar Pradesh and only the fifth international airport – the most of any state in the country.

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“25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 pm the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,” the PM tweeted.

  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he is expecting investments of more than ₹ 10,000 crore after the first phase and up to ₹ 35,000 crore once the airport is fully built.

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  • In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Central Government had said that the development of the airport was in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of creating a “future-ready aviation sector”.
  • The centre also claimed “special focus” on UP  – which will hold elections in 2022, with the BJP bidding to retain control of the key state ahead of the 2024 general election.
  • This will be PM Modi’s first public event in western UP since he announced the withdrawal of the farm laws last week. The 3 infamous farm laws triggered 15-month long fierce protests, with a bulk of protesting farmers from Punjab and the western districts of UP.
  • The new airport will be around 72 kms from the Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi, which is the only other international airport in the National Capital Region (NCR). This airport will be situated around 40 kms from Noida and roughly the same distance from a planned multi-modal logistics hub at Dadri.
  • The airport will cover an area of more than 1,300 hectares (over 3,210 acre) and built over four phases, with work on the first is scheduled to be completed by the year 2024 – when the country will vote in the Lok Sabha election. The estimated cost for the first phase is set as ₹ 10,500 crore, the centre has said.
  • The Noida International Airport, however, has its fair share of controversies, especially the one over the protests from farmers whose lands had been acquired for construction. They have camped in tents 700 metres from the airport. A local BJP MLA admitted land had been acquired in a hurry.
  • When fully operational, the Noida International Airport is expected to serve close to 1.2 crore passengers every year, with Agra, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, and nearby areas keen on reaping the benefit.
  • It will also decongest traffic in and around IGI airport, the centre has said.
  • Connectivity to and from this airport will be handled by a “multimodal transit hub” using the metro, high-speed rail, as well as taxi and bus services.
  • Noida and Delhi will be linked via “hassle-free metro services” and major roads will link the airport to other cities, the centre said.
  • Noida and Delhi will be linked via “hassle-free metro services” and major roads will link the airport to other cities, the centre said.
  • Noida and Delhi will be linked via “hassle-free metro services” and major roads will link the airport to other cities, the centre said.
  • Noida and Delhi will be linked via “hassle-free metro services” and major roads will link the airport to other cities, the centre said.
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