Noida | PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport at Jewar, making UP the only state with five international airports. PM Modi recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh which is the state’s third international airport apart from operational airports at Lucknow and Varanasi. Apart from Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar, UP will get Ayodhya airport in 2022 and Noida airport in 2024, making it the only state in India to have 5 international airports. At present, eight airports are operational in the state, while 13 airports and seven airstrips are being developed. Whereas Lucknow airport handles flights to international destinations like Oman, Kuwait, Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Varanasi airport operates flights to Thailand, Nepal among others. The inaugural flight at Kushinagar International Airport to operate as an airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka will encourage religious tourism in the state, Kushinagar will be the Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha. (UP State with 5 International Airports)
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The airport will boost foreign trade and travel
As for the remaining upcoming international airports, Uttar Pradesh will soon get airports in Noida and Ayodhya, which will boost foreign trade and travel. The airport will have multi-modal connectivity as it is close to the existing Yamuna Expressway (Greater Noida to Agra), Eastern Peripheral Expressway and will be linked to the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Ballabhgarh, Khurja-Jewar NH 91. Let’s know about the upcoming international airport of UP.
Noida International Airport
Jewar Green Field International Airport in Noida, which is now being renamed as Noida International Airport. Delhi-NCR will have an alternate airport and the operations are expected to share traffic with Delhi International Airport, which is also the busiest airport in the country. CM Yogi has already termed the upcoming Noida International Airport as one of the most advanced and largest airports in the country, work on which has already started and the contract has been awarded to Swiss major Zurich Airport International (ZAI). A runway of the Noida International Airport will be built during the first phase of construction with a focus on domestic traffic in the initial years. Phase-I of the airport will have a capacity to serve 12 million passengers annually and is to be completed in 36 months.
Ayodhya International Airport ( UP State with 5 International Airports)
Apart from Noida Airport, the construction work of Ayodhya International Airport is already underway, named Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram Airport in Ayodhya. A provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the Ayodhya airport and 377 acres of land has also been provided to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for the development of the airport. The airport was initially conceptualized under the UDAN scheme to facilitate domestic flights connecting Ayodhya to Hindon and other airports, with the Chief Minister later modifying the announcement and adding Code-E to B777-300 type aircraft. Ordered to develop the airport. This is the largest aircraft that is allowed to land anywhere in India and PM Modi himself flies in one of these new age machines. ( UP State with 5 International Airports)