Construction of Noida Airport Terminal and Runway to Start in August | News from Noida
Naida: The Noida International Airport (NIA) is set to enter the construction phase next month of its main terminal and runway, to be completed within the next 25 months, with an October 2024 commissioning deadline set. for the project. The building and runway will be constructed by Tata Project Limited (TPL), which has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for NIA.
A spokesperson for Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), the special purpose vehicle of concessionaire NIA Zurich AG, told TOI on Tuesday that the terminal building and runway will be ready by the last quarter of 2024, on time. for the intended operation of commercial flights. . The specific deadline, according to the agreement signed by the state government and Zurich AG, is September 29, 2024. The agreement includes a severe penalty clause of Rs 10 lakh per day if the deadline is not met.
NIA, which will become the second international airport of NCR – giving the Delhi region this unique distinction – is said to handle 12 million passengers a year. Apart from the 3,900 meter long terminal and runway, Tata Projects will also construct airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other ancillary buildings.
The entire airport project is expected to be built in four phases by the end of 2061. The official added that at the end of Zurich AG’s 40-year concession period, there would be two terminals and one equal number of tracks. “The airport master plan is prepared to meet demand throughout the 40-year concession period with two runways. The airport will open with a single runway and a terminal with a capacity of 12 million passengers per year. Until the end of the concession in 2061, Noida International Airport will be developed with two parallel runways and additional terminal capacity to serve 70 million passengers,” the official said.
The initial terminal building will cover 1.02 lakh m². The second should be much larger, about three times as large. The second runway plan accommodates a larger strip of 4,150 meters. “We also plan to develop a ground transportation hub which will include a multi-modal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed train stations, taxi, bus services and private parking,” the YIAPL official added. . The UP government is still exploring options to link the airport, which is at Jewar off the Yamuna highway, to Noida and Delhi. The metro is one of the options explored.
In its first monthly report to NIAL, the special state government entity responsible for supervising and coordinating the airport project, Engineers India Limited (EIL) informed that the construction of a support building has started on the airport website. In addition to this, a substation with a capacity of 11 kV has also been installed at the site to meet the initial energy needs of the airport, officials said. EIL was appointed to oversee construction work at the airport. CEO of NIAL Arun Vir Singh said, “Work on the airport perimeter wall is almost complete. The airport is also expected to obtain an explosives license by next month as fuel will be stored on site.