Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jewar airport by the end of this year and it will be ready in the next three years, The Times of India quoted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as saying.
The works for the Kushinagar airport will also start by the end of the year, Yogi Adityanath said while speaking at the India Idea Conclave 2018 in Delhi. The government had received consent from farmers and would be able to complete land acquisition for the greenfield project in Gautam Budh Nagar in the next two months.
The Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly appointed Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) as the implementing agency for the project.
Land measuring 5,000 hectares has been identified by YEIDA for the project, out of which 240 hectares belongs to the state government, with the rest belongs to private owners.
The airport at Jewar is to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 15,754 crore.
The project had been pending clearance with the Central government for over 10 years due to a lack of initiative from the Congress-led UPA government and the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led SP government as well as the BSP government headed by Mayawati in the state.