Agriculture land near Jewar International Airport

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has envisaged development of a green field airport at Jewar. Development of the airport is expected to connect cities such as Agra, Mathura, Gautam Buddh Nagar etc. to the world’s aviation network. This will ensure improved industrialization in the region as it would integrate the industries in the hinterland to the global value chains. Improvement in air connectivity may also provide boost to the tourism sector by increasing traffic inflow at the existing tourist sites and create more avenues for the development of new tourist centers. The proposed airport will also help in decongestion of IGI Airport in Delhi, which is soon expected to reach its capacity. 

The airport is to be developed through a public-private partnership model (PPP). The proposed plan is to build a two runway airport by 2024, and at a future date, to expand it into a 7,200 acres (2,900 ha) six-runway airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Jewar Airport on 26 November 2021. YEIDA has identified 5,100 ha (13,000 acres) for the project. Zurich Airport International AG selected as concessionaire/ developer of Jewar Airport. Phase 1 Project Site Area: 12334 Ha.​ The Airport is expected to be operational in 2023-24: Two years before IGI Airport reaches its threshold traffic handling capacity ​.


Proposed site is well connected with NCR region and various other districts of western UP. The site is about 30 km from State Highway SH-22A i.e. the highway that connects Palwal and Aligarh and 700meters away from Yamuna Expressway. On the southern side, the airport is planned to be connected to the proposed Palwal Khurja expressway. In addition, there is 100 meter wide Eastern Peripheral Expressway, passing through Yamuna Expressway at Formula One Track, which connects the site to Palwal, Manesar, Ghazaibad, Bhagpat and Meerut

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