The construction of the International Airport site is underway at Jewar, in Noida. (Image: PTI File)

Noida airport, upon completion, will become India’s largest airport built under a mega public-private partnership project of the UP government.

The Noida International Airport is expected to launch its flight service by April 2025, missing its September 2024 deadline due to construction delays.

Recently there were reports of delay in construction works at the greenfield airport coming up in the Jewar area of Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar district, some 75 km off Delhi.

The airport was scheduled to launch flight operations by September 2024.

“In view of the current construction status, we expect to begin commercial operations by the end of April 2025,” the airport said in a statement on Monday.

“We are working together with our EPC (engineering, procurement and constructions) contractor Tata Projects Limited and with other stakeholders to keep the pace of construction activities and preparations for operational readiness high,” the airport said.

It mentioned that agreements have been signed with several airlines for flight connections from Noida International Airport. The airport highlighted that construction work is at advanced stages.

“Construction and development work at Noida International Airport is at an advanced stage and we continue to pass important milestones on the road to operational readiness. This is a large and complex project, and the next few weeks of construction activities are crucial,” the airport said.

It said that work on the runway, the passenger terminal and the control tower, is “well advanced” and recently, the concessions for ground handling, the operation of commercial areas and important maintenance contracts were awarded.

The mega public-private partnership project of the UP government is billed to be India’s largest airport upon completion. The airport is to be developed in an area of over 5,000 hectares in four phases.

Currently work for the first phase of the airport is underway and was initially expected to be completed by September 2024, paving way for commencement of passenger flights from Jewar.

In the first phase, the airport will have one runway along with a terminal building with capacity to handle 1.2 crore passengers annually, according to project officials.

Currently work for the first phase of the airport is underway and was initially expected to be completed by September 2024, paving way for commencement of passenger flights from Jewar. In the first phase, the airport will have one runway along with a terminal building with capacity to handle 1.2 crore passengers annually, according to project officials.

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