UP will soon become India's only state with five international airports


Posted on 23 November 2021


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Following the groundbreaking and foundation-laying ceremony for the Noida International Airport on November 25, Uttar Pradesh will soon become India's only state with five international airports, according to a press release from the state government. The achievement took less than five years, according to the press announcement. The state administration also stated in the release that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's GatiShakti National Master Plan "infused a sense of urgency into the plans for infrastructure development in the state." The Noida International Airport (NIA), which is to be built at Jewar, Gautam Buddh Nagar, in the National Capital Region (NCR), is expected to be the country's largest. The airport is 72 kilometres from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, 40 kilometres from Noida, and roughly 40 kilometres from Dadri's multimodal logistics hub. Because of its closeness to the current Yamuna Expressway and the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, the Noida International Airport would have multi-modal connectivity. It will also be connected to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in Ballabgarh in Haryana's Faridabad district. The projected Delhi-Varanasi high-speed rail airport terminal will also connect the airport to Noida through the Metro. According to the statement, the additional features of the Noida International Airport include its potential to service more than 12 million passengers per year, which will be increased to 70 million by the end of Phase 4.


Key Points


  • Following the groundbreaking and foundation-laying ceremony for the Noida International Airport on November 25, Uttar Pradesh will soon become India's only state with five international airports, according to a press release from the state government. 

  • According to the statement, the additional features of the Noida International Airport include its potential to service more than 12 million passengers per year, which will be increased to 70 million by the end of Phase 4.