There will be 21 new greenfield airports built across the country

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There will be 21 new greenfield airports built across the country

New Delhi : The Centre has issued a Greenfield Airports Policy, which lays out the rules, procedures, and requirements for the construction of new greenfield airports in the country. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation, provided this information in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The Government of India has given 'in-principle approval for the construction of 21 greenfield airports across the country, including namely Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Kalaburagi, Bijapur, Hassan and Shimoga in Karnataka, Datia (Gwalior) in Madhya Pradesh, Kushinagar and Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh, Dholera and Hirasar in Gujarat, Karaikal in Puducherry, Dagadarthi, Bhogapuram and Oravakal in Andhra Pradesh, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kannur in Kerala and Hollongi (Itanagar) in Arunachal Pradesh.

On May 8, 2018, the Government of India gave its 'in-principle approval to the Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) to build a new greenfield international airport in Jewar, Noida. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) was named as the project's implementing agency under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. M/s Zurich Airport International AG has been awarded the project for the development of the airport by GoUP. The task of acquiring 1334 hectares of land for Phase I of the project has been completed, according to GoUP, and possession of the land has been obtained.

According to YIAPL's Master Plan, the airport's initial year traffic is expected to be 4 million passengers per annum (MPPA), with a capacity of 12 MPPA for Phase I. The estimated project cost for Phase I, including land acquisition costs, is Rs. 8914 crore. According to the Concession Agreement, the airport is expected to be completed on September 29, 2024.