The airport is estimated to cost nearly Rs 160 billion. Owing to regulatory and clearances hurdles, the project had been hanging fire over the last almost 18 years after being conceived in 2000. It will be developed under the public private partnership (PPP) model.
According to the techno-economic feasibility report, the airport would comprise two runways and handle 70 million passengers and 3 million tonnes cargo annually after being fully developed. Although the project needs about 5,000 hectares, the airport alone would require more than 1,300 hectares in first phase, to become operational by 2022-23.
The CM has directed officials to expedite preliminary groundwork, including land acquisition and clearances from the Centre, which had already given its in-principle nod. He has set the deadline of December 15 for the concerned departments to forward the proposal to the Centre for final clearance after the getting am approval from the state cabinet.
The land is proposed to be acquired across 6 villages of Jewar tehsil in Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) district.