PM called for Asia's biggest airport in UP: Scindia

PM Modi called for Asia's biggest airport to be built in UP, says Scindia

Scindia said the airport, located in Jewar of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in western Uttar Pradesh, will bring investments worth Rs 34,000 crore

The first phase of the Greenfield project is expected to be completed in 2024. Credit: PTI Photo

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed that Asia's biggest airport has to be built in Uttar Pradesh, while taking part in the foundation-laying ceremony for the Noida International Airport.

Scindia said the airport, located in Jewar of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in western Uttar Pradesh, will bring investments worth Rs 34,000 crore and the first phase of the Greenfield project is expected to be completed in 2024, with a capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually.

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"By the last phase of development, the Noida International Airport will even surpass Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and become India's leading airport," Scindia told the gathering.

He said, earlier, there were only four airports in Uttar Pradesh but now, there are nine airports and this (Jewar) will be the 10th airport in the state, as he hit out at the previous non-BJP governments.

"It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's direction that Asia's biggest airport has to be built in Uttar Pradesh," Scindia said.

"Where there is a will, there is a way... It was an ambitious resolution of the prime minister, which has come true today," he said.

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