Noida International Airport (NIA): A Sneak Peek

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The projected “contactless” digital, greenfield Noida International Airport (NIA), scheduled for completion in 2024, would combine Swiss and Indian aesthetics.

Sources from the planned Noida International Airport provided information on the design and feel of the facility.

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Beginning on October 1, 2022, the concession period of the NIA will last for 40 years. As a digital greenfield airport, NIA will facilitate smooth traffic flows, a pleasurable travel experience, and specialised and effective infrastructure for its logistics partners.

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YIAPL is developing the airport using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model

By 2024, the airport’s initial phase, which includes one runway and one terminal, is anticipated to be finished. The airport will improve accessibility to and from the Western UP, Noida, and Delhi NCR.

In close collaboration with the governments of India and Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, is developing the airport using a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The Noida International Airport is being constructed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited Company (YIAPL). For the next 40 years, YIAPL will plan, construct, and manage the Noida International Airport. It has been running airports for 75 years. Ten airports have been built by it in Europe, Latin America, and India.

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First renders of the inside view of the upcoming Jewar airport

“The design of the airport is by Nordic, Grimshaw, Haptic, and STUP, which best fits the defined project objectives: merging Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality, creating a modern and seamless passenger experience, setting new benchmarks in sustainability for airport terminal buildings in India, envisioning green spaces inside and around the building, offering a concept for a future airport city, and providing flexible expansion options to serve 30 million passengers per year in the future.”

–Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Noida International Airport

The airport will have a 12 million passenger capacity in the first phase, and once that capacity has increased by 80%, construction in the next 4 phases will begin. Work on the first phase will be finished by 2024. Phase 4 will see connections for up to 70 million passengers at the airport.

Construction on Terminal 1 will start in the first phase and continue in later phases.

According to Christoph Schnellmann, CEO of the Airport, and COO Kiran, who updated the media on the groundwork progress of the under-construction airport, the upcoming international airport in Noida’s Jewar design will reflect Uttar Pradesh’s tradition and give a feeling of Banaras ghat upon entrance.

The Noida International Airport’s front appearance has also been made public. With sculptures scattered throughout, it will replicate the appearance of the Banaras Ghat at first glance.

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NIA’s entrance will resemble the appearance of the Banaras Ghat at first glance

“The airport’s design is inspired by India and will include various elements synonymous with the region’s architecture. The terminal forecourt will feature flights of steps like the famous ghats of Varanasi and Haridwar, welcoming and bringing together people. Delivering the look and feel of a haveli, a courtyard will allow fresh air and sunlight into the terminal building. Inspired by the important rivers of the region, a white, translucent, wavy roof will give the effect of a flowing river. The passenger terminal will feature intricate ornamental lattice screens, inspired by Indian architecture. Noida International Airport will showcase a grand entry to the state of Uttar Pradesh.”

–Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Noida International Airport

The airport will be the most digitally friendly in India and would take into account the tradition of UP in its architecture. 

(With inputs from Business Today)