More than 6,000 trees will be cut to construct the Noida International Airport or Jewar Airport in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. The authorities said that they have already approached the Forest Department for the clearance.
Arunvir Singh, CEO of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority said, “We had given an application for environmental clearance for the construction of Jewar Airport. Forest department has permitted to cut 6,800 trees, we will give them money to plant 68,000 trees.”
Singh further added, “Around ₹1.60 crores would be given to the Forest Department. The department will give us a work plan for the trees to be planted.”
Zurich Airport International AG, Switzerland has been selected as the concessionaire (holder of the grant) in November. They have made the highest passenger bid and will be responsible for the development of the airport, reported ANI.
“The Zurich Airport made the highest bid by surpassing the rest of the competitors in the bid to emerge as a concessionaire. The other airport giants present at the event included Delhi International Airport Ltd, Adani Enterprises and Anchorage Infrastructure Investments Holdings Ltd,” said Shailendra Bhatia of the project’s nodal office, who gave in to Zurich Airport’s bid.
Noida International Airport or Jewar Airport will be constructed covering the space of nearly 5,000-hectare with an estimated cost coming up to ₹29,560 crores.
The first phase of the airport will be spread over 1,334 hectares and will cost about ₹4,588 crores. The construction and development are expected to be completed by 2023.
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