Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Noida International Airport will become the logistics gateway of North India.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Noida International Airport, PM Modi said, “Noida International Airport will become the Logistic Gateway of North India. It will act as one of the pillars of the National Gati-Shakti Master Plan.”
This airport will feature an integrated multi-modal cargo hub providing ‘speed’ and ‘udaan’ to the region, PM Modi added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the people of Delhi-NCR and western Uttar Pradesh will benefit from the airport. The Prime Minister further said that be it poor or middle-class farmers or traders, labourers or entrepreneurs, everyone gets the full benefit of it.
He said that the airport would become a model of connectivity as every mode of transport would be available here. PM Modi today laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
He was accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia at the project site.
Noida International Airport is strategically located at a distance of about 72 km from IGI Airport, 40 km from Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad respectively, 28 km from Greater Noida, 65 km from Gurugram and 130 km from Agra.
The estimated cost of the proposed project is around Rs 15000-20000 crore and the first phase of the airport is being developed at a cost of around Rs 10,050 crore. The airport is targeted to be completed by 2024.