With 6 runways, Jewar to be India’s largest airport 5,000 Hectares Earmarked As Aviation Hub, Says YEIDA Chief
Greater Noida: The upcoming Jewar airport will have six runaways, which would make it the largest airport in India once completed. This was announced by Yamuna Authority CEO Arun Vir Singh on Wednesday. Currently, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is the only one in the country to have three runaways.
When finished, Jewar airport will also be counted along with two of the largest airports in the world — O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, which is spread over 7,200 acres and has eight runways, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the US state of Texas that has seven runways.
“Some 5,000 hectares in Jewar is earmarked as an aviation hub in Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority’s (YEIDA) master plan. Everything, including the six runways, will fall within these 5,000 hectares designated for the airport. After completion, Jewar will definitely become India’s largest airport,” CEO Singh said.
The formal announcement by YEIDA comes more than six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an event in Greater Noida that Jewar would become the country’s biggest airport and “all the formalities for it are being completed”. CEO Singh said
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