The UP government in a statement on Monday said that with the foundation stone laying of the Noida International Airport scheduled for November 25, the state is now on the way to build 5 international airports.
Noida: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. He assessed ongoing preparations for the foundation stone laying of the International Airport at Jewar near Noida. Let us inform you that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Jewar International Airport on 25 November. This airport is a major infrastructure project of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in the state. The government had on Monday claimed that the state's fifth international airport is going to be built at Jewar.
UP's fifth international airport will be in Jewar
The UP government in a statement on Monday said that with the foundation stone laying of the Noida International Airport scheduled for November 25, the state is now on the way to build 5 international airports. The state had only 2 international airports till 2012, when Lucknow was followed by Varanasi. The International Airport at Kushinagar started functioning after the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 20, while the work on the International Airport in Ayodhya is in progress where air services are expected to start early next year. The fifth international airport is to be built at Jewar near Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR).
At present 8 airports are operational in UP
According to the statement, at present there are 8 operational airports in Uttar Pradesh, while 13 airports and 7 airstrips are under development. The airports that handle commercial flights in the state are Lucknow, Varanasi, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Agra, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Hindon (Ghaziabad). Once the construction of Noida International Airport is completed, it will be the largest airport in the country. The first phase of this airport will have a capacity to serve 12 million passengers annually and is to be completed in 36 months.