Phase 2 survey for the acquisition of land at the future Noida International Airport (NIA) is anticipated to start in two weeks, officials said.
The first phase of the Greenfield airport in Jewar, Gautam Buddh Nagar, is now being built, and the Uttar Pradesh government recently approved the acquisition of land for the second phase.
The NIA is a public-private partnership initiative of the Uttar Pradesh government. Zurich International Airport AG (ZIAA), a Swiss firm, received the concession contract for the airport’s 40-year construction, design, and operation. The Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a fully-owned subsidiary of the ZIAA, is the project’s implementing organisation.
The planned greenfield airport will be situated in Western Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district, close to the Jewar region, and around 75 kilometres from Delhi. The National Capital Region’s (NCR) enormous population, according to the NIA’s chief operations officer Kiran Jain, will ensure the project’s operational viability and success. Consequently, this area needs a second international airport.
The NIA will then improve connectivity to and from the Western UP, Noida, and Delhi NCR.
In terms of customer service, exceptional efficiency, digital services, and a commitment to having a minimal impact on the environment, NIA—a fusion of Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality—is expected to overtake other airports in India.
The NIA will be completed in four phases and, when fully finished, is expected to be the largest airport in India. It would feature two terminal buildings totalling 500,000 square metres and a 7 crore passenger capacity annually.
By September 2024, the project’s first phase should be finished, with one terminal building covering 100,000 square metres and having a 1.2 crore passenger capacity. By phase four, it should handle 7 crore passengers.
According to an official, the second phase of the NIA is planned for a 1,365-acre area, of which 1,185 hectares are owned by farmers and other private individuals from the six villages of Ranhera, Kureb, Dayanatpur, Karauli Bangar, Mundrah, and Birampur.
The land is being acquired under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
“Consent of landowners has been taken already after which the proposal for land acquisition was sent to the government. The proposal has been accepted. Now the survey is expected to begin in the next two weeks in the six villages for the measurement of individual properties against which the compensation would be disbursed.”
“A requisition for additional manpower has been put in by us for proceedings with the detailed survey work. This time no external private agency is being involved in the survey for the valuation of properties.”–Balram Singh, Additional District Magistrate (Land Acquisition) told PTI
In order to create a contemporary, user-friendly design with a focus on minimising environmental effects, the NIA will integrate Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss efficiency and technology. With the adoption of cutting-edge technology to offer a seamless and largely contactless movement through the airport, NIA will establish a new benchmark as a digital airport!
(With inputs from The Press Trust of India PTI)