Written by Uthara Menon, a grade 4 student.
On the 25th of November, 2021 Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Noida International Airport ( NIA) in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh. Due to the addition of this international airport, Uttar Pradesh is the only state in India to have five international airports till now.
Here’s more about the airport
The Noida airport will be India’s first zero-emissions airport. Spread over 1300 hectares, this airport will be the largest airport in India. According to reports the project will be completed by 2024. The development of the airport is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector. It will help in decongesting the Indira Gandhi International airport.
PM Modi visited an exposition at Noida International Airport in Jewar. The PM declared that the infrastructure was a part of the national aviation policy. PM Modi and CM Yogi Adayanath of U.P met at Jewar and talked over the airport developments. “Our government will make certain that the project is completed on time,” said the PM. This airport will have six runways.
When did it all start?
The project was first envisaged in the year 2001. This airport was proposed by the then Chief Minister of U.P, Sri Rajnath Singh (now the Defence Minister of India). This airport is poised for completion in the year 2024. Hope it is successful this time.
“ India marches ahead!!!”