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Noida International Airport

  • 14 Jun 2024
  • 3 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government announced its plans to develop the Noida International Airport into a world-class civil aviation facility. 

  • Notably, the Noida International Airport at Jewar is being developed as the country’s first transit hub with aspirations to develop it into an Asia-Pacific transit hub, a first for India.

Key Points

  • The state government announced that the Noida International Airport is being developed based on the Zurich Airport model in Switzerland, with the goal of enhancing passenger and flight handling capabilities to world-class standards.
    • The greenfield airport is being constructed in the Jewar area of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in western Uttar Pradesh. 
    • It will be the second international airport in the National Capital Region, alongside Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  • The government has expedited the processes for issuing licenses, managing operations, and appointing staff and consultants at the airport through an e-tendering system.
  • Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) is dedicated to developing the airport in accordance with the standards set by the Uttar Pradesh and central governments.
  • Currently, construction is ongoing for the first phase of airport development, covering an area of over 1,300 hectares. The entire airport is planned to be developed across 5,000 hectares in four phases.


Electronic tender, or eTender, is the process of sending and receiving bid tenders using online procurement platforms. 

  • eTendering makes a huge difference to the procurement process as it offers improved visibility, compliance and decision-making across source-to-pay (S2P) operations.

Greenfield Airports

  • Airports are usually situated in urban areas, and aviation activities can significantly impact the natural environment, contributing to environmental degradation, particularly in urban regions. 
  • To tackle this issue, the Indian government introduced the Greenfield Airports (GFA) Policy in 2008
  • The primary objective is to divert air traffic from existing urban airports to locations outside city centers, reducing pollution and environmental strain.
  • Greenfield Airport in UP: Kushinagar (International airport)
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