PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar. Now, Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in India to have five international airports. The foundation stone of the new airport was laid today at 1 PM by Narendra Modi.

It is located at a distance of about 72 km from the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, the new airport will be India’s largest after its completion, according to officials. The first phase of the development of the airport is estimated to cost over 10,050 crore INR. It is Spread over more than 1,300 hectares of land, The Construction of this airport is planned to have 4 phases of which first phase will be completed by 2024 and will have the capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year. The airport will expand to serve 70 million passengers by the end of phase 4, depending on passenger growth and traffic. It will also be India’s first net-zero emissions airport. The airport location is strategically chosen and it is likely to serve the people of various cities around the location including  Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad, and neighboring areas. The airport is “set to be the logistics gateway of northern India and will help establish UP on the global logistics map,” the PMO said.