The airport is strategically located and will serve the people of cities including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighbouring areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar of Gautam Buddha Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh today. The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore. The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Once the airport becomes operational, it will be the largest airport in Asia and the fourth-largest in the world. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister had said that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism. Uttar Pradesh will also become the only state in India to have five international airports. The development of the airport is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector.