Noida Airport will bring an investment of Rs 35,000 Crore, 1 Lakh Jobs: Yogi Adityanath
Noida International Airport will bring investments of up to Rs 35,000 crore to Uttar Pradesh and the new project will provide one lakh job opportunities, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday.
Mr Adityanath said this as he personally reviewed the preparations for the foundation laying ceremony at Jewar Airport Gautam Buddh Nagar, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend on Thursday.
He said that Noida International Airport (NIA) would benefit the state tremendously, especially its western parts and those in the National Capital Region like Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh and Hapur.
“In the first phase, an investment of over Rs 10,000 crore is initially planned in this area. The entire airport will eventually attract investments worth around Rs 34,000 crore to Rs 35,000 crore. and more than one lakh will find employment here, âMr. Adityanath said. noted.
Along with this, there will be several opportunities like MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for airplanes at the airport, he said.
âThe construction of this airport will be completed and it will become operational in 2024, becoming Uttar Pradesh’s fifth international airport. We already have international airports in Lucknow and Varanasi,â the chief minister said.
“Prime Minister Modi recently opened an international airport in Kushinagar while we are already working on another international airport in Ayodhya,” he said.
Mr Adityanath said that the new international airport in Noida will be the “first airport in India” which will be free from all types of pollution and will not only be the largest airport in India but in Asia.
The Chief Minister also looked at previous non-BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh.
“There has been a demand for the airport for 30-35 years or for a similar project in the region, but the political will to fulfill this demand has been lacking,” he said.
“We are grateful to Prime Minister Modi and the Center who have guided us in creating Asia’s largest airport in the Jewar region of Uttar Pradesh since our government came to power in the state in 2017” , he added.
Mr. Adityanath said that a comprehensive plan is underway to integrate development and work opportunities in the region with this airport.
“A city of cinema is also being developed near the airport. The works of its planning are being finalized and the city of cinema is likely to attract major investments,” he said.
âLikewise, an important node of the defense manufacturing corridor is at Aligarh which will also be close to Jewar airport,â he noted.
The chief minister said a fleet of medical devices and several other state government infrastructure projects were underway in the region.
He said only two airports were functional in Uttar Pradesh until 2017, but now, with the Center’s regional connectivity program also coming into play, there are nine functional airports in the state.
âUntil 2017, our airports only had connectivity on 25 routes. Today, we have already connected the state to more than 80 destinations,â he said.
Mr Adityanath said the new airports are planned in areas where no one could have imagined building one, such as the Vindhya region near Sonbhadra, Chitrakoot, Lalitpur, and Azamgarh and Shravasti in eastern l ‘Uttar Pradesh.
Airport planning work is in its final stages at places like Aligarh, Saharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut, he added.
âAll of those places where people previously couldn’t imagine air connectivity are now connected to flights. This has happened over the past four to five years and in a fast and transparent way,â he said.
Mocking opposition parties, Mr Adityanath said the grand foundation-laying ceremony was also needed to “highlight the timing of development projects” in the state to “some people who claim to have also planned to build projects but could not do it “.
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