Officials should ensure commercial operation of Noida airport from December: UP government

NOIDA: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday asked officials to ensure that the Noida International Airport starts commercial operations by December this year. State Chief Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra issued the directions after a review meeting with officials concerned and inspecting the airport site in Gautam Buddh Nagar’s Jewar area. Development work on the first of the four phases of the project is underway. The chief secretary’s visit comes at a time when Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), which is developing the airport, has extended the date of commercial operations from September 29, 2024 to April 2025.

YIAPL, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Zurich Airport International AG, is developing the ambitious project of the Uttar Pradesh government. During the review meeting, YIAPL told the chief secretary that the contractor Tata Projects is working on completing the construction work of the ATC (air traffic control) building. According to the official statement, “The building will be handed over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for ATC equipment installation by August and the installation work will be completed by September.”

The statement said that at present, electric electrification work is going on on the runway and apron (parking of aircraft). Navigation equipment including glide path antenna and localizer have already been installed near the runway. During the inspection of the terminal building, the company told the Chief Secretary that the work of the front part and roof is in progress. Noida Airport and YIAPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kiran Jain, Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) CEO Arun Veer Singh and project nodal officer Shailendra Bhatia, among others, apprised Mishra about the work related to the project.

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