The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation will be approached by Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) to set up an international airport in the Jewar region. Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
the Chairman of YEIDA, depicted this Friday
that proposal for the construction of the international airport will be sent soon to the civil aviation ministry very soon.
The committee for the evaluation of the plan is set under the chairmanship of the secretary of civil aviation. Once the committee gives an affirmative sign, the proposal will be moved to the Government of India for the further approval and the process of land acquisition will be initiated.
As per Kumar, YEIDA is waiting for the proposal to be sanctioned by the government and then the land acquisition process will be initiated after the surveying of the area. The authority has already started to survey the site and checking the feasibility of the project. The site surveying report is submitted and Kumar is hoping to get the clearance soon enough.
As per the narration of the proposal by Kumar to the news media, YEIDA has already met with the Civil Aviation Secretary regarding the site surveying report and clearance results. The next step will be initiated when the authority gets the surveying result. The Obstacle Limitation Survey (OLS) report will be released very soon. YEIDA is expecting the result by 30th May and then will start to move with the proposal to the respective authorities for the approval of the new Jewar Airport projects.
Kumar has expressed that the authority is planning to move in an aggressive way to develop the respective international airport. Once the feasibility report is in the hand, the authority will start the land acquisition process of 5000 hectares. The plan will be developed in such a way that the airport can handle passenger traffic for upcoming 50 to 100 years.