With 6 run­ways, Je­war to be In­dia’s largest air­port 5,000 Hectares Ear­marked As Avi­a­tion Hub, Says YEIDA Chief

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - Meenakshi.Sinha @times­group.com Fort Worth In­ter­na­tional Air­port,

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

Bud­get for the air­port project is


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