Tender inviting concessionaires for Jewar international airport in August

Vastavam web: A tender inviting concessionaires for an international airport at Jewar is likely to be out in August, according to a senior official of the nodal agency YEIDA.The Ministry of Civil Aviation cleared a proposal for Jewar airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida last year. It will be the second airport in the National Capital Region.Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary, R N Choubey has said that he expects that the foundation stone of the airport will be laid in December this year after the bid is awarded to the selected concessionaire.

Flight operations could begin by December “even if the project is not complete”, he said.The YEIDA also aims to start acquiring land for the airport in July. The Gautam Buddha University has been assigned the task of preparing a social impact assessment for the process required as per the law.The officials of the YEIDA and civil aviation ministry will also be meeting the environment secretary next month before seeking its clearance for the project, Kumar said.The authority will also be appointing a consultant to carry out a technical feasibility study for connecting the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi with the proposed airport in Jewar airport as well as a separate super-fast connectivity between Jewar and Delhi.