YEIDA to undertake feasibility report for Jewar airport
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) will undertake a techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) for the development and construction of the proposed international airport near Greater Noida's Jewar village.
Later in July, YEIDA will submit documents to seek clearance for the environment Impact Assessment (EIA).
In order to prepare the feasibility report, the authority has started seeking consultants in the project. Pawan Hans Limited is one of the companies contacted to prepare the feasibility report and assess the potential of the international airport.
"Once we are done with the consultant's report, we will start land acquisition. The selection of villages for this purpose will be decided only after the report is submitted. We plan to finalise the right consultant in the next three months. They will be given a month to prepare the report, after which land acquisition will start," said a senior official of YEIDA.
The consultant will be needed to undertake detailed studies and prepare the TEFR. It is believed that the EIA will also be undertaken simultaneously.
"First, we will seek an NOC from the EIA, following which an NOC will also be taken from the Supreme Court. The consultant will conduct survey of the area and help us to decide the direction in which an aircraft will take off and land" said Prabhat Kumar, chairman, YEIDA.
"The state government has directed the authority to fulfil all formalities and requirements for setting up the airport. The construction requires NOC from various departments. We have expedited the process and are making all possible efforts," Kumar added.
The consultant will also identify significant technical and economic factors influencing the proposed airport and evaluate their positive and negative impacts.
The report will include construction of an airport terminal, runways, boarding gates, retail space, waiting lounges, control rooms, office space, security systems and other related infrastructure.