- The airport, housed on an area of over 1,300 hectares, is situated near Jewar in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of UP.
- Modi claimed that UP was gradually reaching international marks, during the inauguration ceremony
- The ceremony witnessed the presence of UP CM and Union civil aviation minister
On Thursday, PM Modi unveiled the Noida international airport. The airport, housed on an area of over 1,300 hectares, is situated near Jewar in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of UP. While addressing the inauguration ceremony, Modi said, “the new India of the 21st century today is building one of the best modern infrastructures. Better roads, better rail networks, better airports are not just infrastructure projects but they transform the entire region, transforming people’s lives completely.”
Meanwhile, PM Modi informed that this airport will serve as the ‘Gateway for Logistics’ of Northern India apart from benefiting crores of people of Delhi-NCR and Western Uttar Pradesh. Also, the Noida Airport will facilitate the system of maintenance, repair and operation of the aircraft that will be accommodated in an area of about 40 acres.
Speaking of the National Gatishakti Masterplan, the Prime Minister said that the airport, which is the gateway of northern India, will basically be a reflection of the plan. The inauguration ceremony also witnessed the presence of UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Modi took a jab at the earlier governments for their “fake promises” and claimed that finally, Uttar Pradesh is receiving what it deserves.
Modi said, “With the effort of the government of double engine, today Uttar Pradesh is turning into the most connected region of the country.” He added that the same Uttar Pradesh is leaving its mark not only nationally but internationally. The airport, which associates a cost of at least Rs 10,500 crore, will be the fifth international airport in UP
The principal intention of building the airport was to scatter some of the population from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The PMO has stated that the airport will be beneficial for the people of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra and Faridabad in terms of connectivity.