Here is all you want to know about the airport:
* 2nd airport in Delhi-NCR: The Jewar airport will be the second international airport to come up in Delhi-NCR and will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the national capital.
* 4th largest in world: According to the UP government, once completed, the Jewar airport will be the fourth largest airport in the world.
* Net-zero emission: The airport will be the country’s ‘first net zero emissions airport’.
* Five international airports: Once the Jewar is complete, UP will be the only state in India to have 5 international airports. Jewar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kushinagar and Ayodhya – set to be operational next year – will be 5 international airports in UP.
* Four phases: The Noida International Airport will be completed in four phases and the work on the first phase is scheduled to be completed in 36 months.
* Rs 10,050 crore: The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore.
* Rs 29,560 crore: The total cost of the airport project is estimated at Rs 29,560 crore. The amount excludes the money to be spent by the Uttar Pradesh government towards R&R and land acquisition. The Uttar Pradesh government is spending Rs 4,326 crore on the acquisition of land and rehabilitation and resettlement
* Capacity of 1.2 crore: In the first phase, the airport will have a handling capacity of 1.2 crore passengers per annum.
* 7 crore: Once completed, the airport will be able to handle 7 crore passengers annually.
* 21 minutes: It will be linked to the planned Delhi-Varanasi high-speed rail, enabling people to complete the journey between Delhi and the airport in only 21 minutes.
* Built and operated by: It will be built and operated by Switzerland-based Zurich Airport International AG.
* 12 million passengers after first phase: In the first phase, scheduled to be completed by 2024, the airport will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum.