A senior government executive on Sunday said that the Work on the upcoming Noida International Airport is progressing as scheduled and therefore the first flight is anticipated to take off by December 2023 or January 2024.
Also, the resettlement and rehabilitation of over three thousand families who are getting displaced because of the mega greenfield project are likely to be completed by May 2021, Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) CEO Arun Vir Singh said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on December 18 approved the name, design, and the logo of the airport being built in the Jewar area along the Yamuna Expressway within the Gautam Buddh Nagar district.
Switzerland-headquartered private firm Zurich Airport International AG is going to be developing the airport while the NIAL, a nodal agency floated by the UP government, will monitor the project’s development.
“The concession agreement for the airport was signed on October 7 and the plan for the project was to be submitted within subsequent 60 days. The plan was submitted on December 4 to the Civil Aviation Ministry for its comments. Once the ministry sends it back, it might be taken up by the NIAL Board for approval after which construction and development work would begin,” Singh said.
“The project, so far, is developing as per the schedule and the first flight from the airport is expected to take off in 2023. it might be either December 2023 or January 2024,” Singh further added.