Aviation

Jewar Airport project may be offered to GMR

DELHI

The civil aviation ministry is to offer the contract for building and running the proposed Jewar airport in Greater Noida to the GMR Group, which operates the one in Delhi, once the project gets the preliminary approvals that are required. The ministry is currenrly awaiting the Uttar Pradesh government’s written consent.

“The population of the National Capital Region is about 50 million, which is going to increase further in the next four to five years. If we need a second airport in the region, we need to start planning now or it will be too late,” said a civil aviation ministry official who did not want to be identified, reports Economic Times. “We will offer the construction and development of the new airport in Jewar to the GMR Group, if they feel that the new airport will impact their revenues.”

The official added that nothing on this plan has been shared with the PMO yet as the ministry is awaiting the Uttar Pradesh government’s assent.

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