P.M lays the foundation of Noida International Greenfield Airport


Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) officially known as Noida International Greenfield Airport in Jewar of Gautam Buddha Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh.

The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. 

Facts about the Airport:

  • Area: 1,334 hectare  (phase 1)
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 29,650 crore
  • Deadline: 2024 (Phase 1 opening / start of operations)
  • Owner: Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL)
  • The Noida Airport will be India’s first net-zero emission airport.

Greenfield Airport

A greenfield airport is an aviation facility where all activities from Airport planning to commissioning are carried out from scratch. Such airports are planned in the cities which are not connected by air services at all.


  • It will be the world’s fourth-largest international airport after 
  • It will be Asia’s biggest airport and create employment opportunities for more than one lakh people.
  • With Noida Airport, Uttar Pradesh will become India’s first state to have 5 International Airports.

List of International Airports in Uttar Pradesh:

  • Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport - Lucknow
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport - Varanasi
  • Kushinagar International Airport - Kushinagar
  • Maryada Purushottam Shriram International Airport - Ayodhya
  • Jewar International Airport - Gautam Buddha Nagar

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