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Title : JEWAR: Asia's biggest airport

Date : Nov 25, 2021

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  • The Swiss have won the competition to build a second airport for Delhi-NCR.
  • Jewar is a small town on Delhi's outskirts.
  • The contract to build the projected airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, was awarded to Zurich Airport International AG, a Swiss company.
  • The airport is expected to help boost the state's economy by increasing competition in the region's air travel sector, which is currently monopolised by GMR's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
  • The Jewar Airport, in Greater Noida's Jewar, will be a brand-new greenfield airport.
  • It would be the second airport in the NCR region after Delhi's IGI airport.
  • The airport will span 5,000 hectares and cost around Rs. 30,000 crores to construct.
  • After the BJP gained the state government in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the idea. Once completed, Jewar airport will be one of the world's three largest airports, with six runways.


  • Another airport was needed in the Delhi-NCR region because it would achieve a variety of objectives:


  • Indira Gandhi International (IGI), which is scheduled to reach its peak passenger capacity in the next 6-7 years, would benefit from the new airport.
  • Airlines using IGI as their primary hub in the region will be able to deal with constant slot constraints as a result of growing traffic, boosting the aviation industry in North India significantly.
  • Western Uttar Pradesh will benefit significantly from the airport's ability to serve as an international hub for nearby cities like Noida, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, and Bulandshahr, which have major manufacturing and tourism facilities.
  • India is working to make air travel more accessible to its residents by building new airports in underserved areas and establishing programmes like UDAAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), which provides subsidies and tax exemptions to encourage regional airport connectivity.
  • The potential for airports like Jewar is enormous, with India's market continuing to be the world's fastest growing for the fourth year in a row.


  • Source à The Hindu à 25/11/21 à Page Number 5



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