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Lucknow, Dec 20 – Jewar, the Noida International Greenfield Airport, an ambitious project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to get direct and excellent Metro, high-speed Rapid Rail and road connectivity.

During a review meeting with the officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), Northern Railway, North Central Railway and state government representatives on Tuesday, the CM noted the transformative changes in the Jewar area.

He said, “Just a few years ago, the region grappled with high levels of crime, witnessing incidents of snatching and robbery in broad daylight. However, today, the narrative has shifted, and the area is gaining recognition primarily due to the upcoming international airport. Film City is proposed near Jewar Airport. This will be the most developed area of NCR in the next few years. Jewar Airport is going to become a major hub for air cargo.”

He said that according to estimates Jewar Airport will serve 65 lakh passengers (per year) in 2024-25 and this figure is expected to rise to 7 crore passengers per year by 2042-43. “Ensuring the connectivity of Jewar Airport with Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, is imperative. Rapid rail and metro can be better options for this. A proposal should be prepared after obtaining the necessary cooperation and advice from the Government of India, NCRTC. The state government will provide all necessary resources,” he said.

During the meeting, Yogi said that we must conduct a trial landing on the runway of Jewar Airport in February 2024. “With this goal in mind, it is necessary to expedite the runway construction, lighting and other processes,” he said.

Railway officials informed the CM that with the goal of enhancing connectivity to Jewar Airport a new rail line from Chola to Rundhi, covering a distance of about 98 kilometers, is also being considered. Progress on this initiative is currently underway at the Railway Board level.

During the meeting the CM gave the necessary instructions to the officials of Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Industrial Development Authorities to provide land. Directives were issued to ensure the establishment of new police stations, fire stations, drainage systems, and other essential infrastructure, prioritising the security and convenience of the public at Jewar Airport.