Greater Noida Airport (Jewar Airport)

“Greater Noida Airport is the best Example of a Government Project Political Bottleneck between Dirty Indian Political Parties between State & Centre Government”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewar

The above quote summarises the status of Greater Noida Airport  in totality. Therefore, this airport is expected to be approved by the central govt only when there is a political compulsion to do so- and not due to the actual traffic and development of a specific region fuelled by such big projects.

In the current ongoing political game between Congress, DMK, Mamata and Mayawati, the camel can sit on either side as far as airport is concerned since the longevity of UPA govt looks tentative if any of two group (DMK/TMC) decides to walk-out of the UPA and then BSP supremo would be the kingmaker. The fate of Greater Noida Airport is thus hinged on very interesting political game.

जेवर एयरपोर्ट को मिल सकता है ग्रीन सिग्नल!
26 Apr 2011, 0400 hrs IST

जेवर एयरपोर्ट के निर्माण को लेकर कवायद शुरू कर दी गई है। इस बारे में सोमवार को ग्रेटर नोएडा में प्रेजेंटेशन शुरू हुआ। इसमें ग्रेटर नोएडा और यमुना अथॉरिटी के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी और प्लानिंग विभाग के अफसरों ने एयरपोर्ट अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया से नियुक्त किए गए कंसलटेंट की टीम को बताया कि यहां से अन्य शहर के लिए रेल , मेट्रो और रोड की कनेक्टिविटी एकदम बेहतर है। अथॉरिटी के अलावा टीम के सदस्यों ने जेपी ग्रुप के अलावा ग्रेटर नोएडा और नोएडा के उद्यमियों से भी बातचीत की। इसके बाद कंल्सटंेट टीम ने जेवर में एयरपोर्ट के लिए रिजर्व रखी गई 10 हजार हेक्टेयर जमीन का भी हवाई सर्वेक्षण किया।

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एयरपोर्ट अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया के जेवर में एयरपोर्ट बनाए जाने के लिए दिलचस्पी दिखाए जाने के बाद से यमुना और ग्रेटर नोएडा अथॉरिटी के अफसर फूले नहीं समा रहे हैं। वहीं ग्रेटर नोएडा के उद्यमी , होटल व्यवसायी और टूरिजम से जुडे़ लोग भी बेहद खुश नजर आ रहे हैं।

अथॉरिटी अफसरों के अनुसार एयरपोर्ट अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया से नियुक्त किए गए कंल्सटेंट रॉबसिस की 4 सदस्यीय टीम सोमवार सुबह 10:30 बजे ग्रेटर नोएडा पहंुची। ग्रेटर नोएडा पहंुचने पर यमुना और ग्रेटर नोएडा अथॉरिटी के सीईओ रमा रमण , डीसीईओ पी . सी . गुप्ता , यमुना अथॉरिटी के ओएसडी कुलवीर सिंह , दोनों अथॉरिटी की प्लानिंग टीम ने जेवर में बनने वाले एयरपोर्ट से देश के अन्य शहरों के लिए बेहतर कनेक्टिविटी और शहर में हो रहे विकास कार्यों के बारे में बताया। अथॉरिटी अफसरों ने रोड , रेल , मेट्रो प्रोजेक्ट के बारे में बताया कि जेवर में प्रस्तावित एयरपोर्ट को ईस्टर्न पेरिफेरल , यमुना एक्सप्रेस – वे , गंगा एक्सप्रेस – वे , अपर गंगा कैनाल एक्सप्रेस – वे , एफएनजी , 130 मीटर एक्सप्रेस – वे , बोडाकी रेलवे जंक्शन , दादरी मुंबई रेलवे फ्रंट कॉरिडोर से जोड़ा गया है।

असोसिएशन ऑफ गे्रटर नोएडा इंडस्ट्रीज , नोएडा स्माल स्केल इंडस्ट्री और नोएडा इंडस्ट्रीज असोसिएशन के सदस्यों की टीम ने भी एयरपोर्ट बनाए जाने पर उद्यमियों को होने वाले फायदे और शहर की उपलब्धियों से अवगत कराया। असोसिएशन ऑफ ग्रेटर नोएडा इंडस्ट्री के उपाध्यक्ष और न्यू हॉलैंड कंपनी एचआर हैंड आदित्य घिल्डियाल ने पे्रजेंटेशन दिया। पे्रजेंटेशन के बाद टीम ने जेवर में एयरपोर्ट के लिए आरक्षित जमीन का हवाई सर्वे भी किया। अथॉरिटी अफसरों का कहना है कि एयरपोर्ट को लेकर जिस तरह उड्डयन मंत्रालय ने गतिविधियां शुरू की है , इससे लगता है कि जेवर में बनने वाले इंटरनैशनल एयरपोर्ट के निर्माण को जल्द ही ग्रीन सिग्नल मिल सकता है

http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/delhiarticleshow/8083314.cms

एयरपोर्ट के लिए 35 गांवों का विस्थापन
27 Apr 2011, 0400 hrs IST

एक संवाददाता।। ग्रेटर नोएडा

जेवर में इंटरनैशनल एयरपोर्ट बनाने के लिए एरिया के करीब 35 गांवों को विस्थापित करना पड़ेगा। इसके लिए लोगों को मनाना शासन के लिए आसान नहीं होगा।

यमुना अथॉरिटी के अफसरों का कहना है कि गांवों को विस्थापित करने में दिक्कत नहीं आएगी। लोगों के साथ मिल बैठकर योजना बना ली जाएगी। इसके लिए अथॉरिटी पूरी तरह तैयार है। अफसरों का कहना है कि जिस जगह जेवर में इंटरनैशनल एयरपोर्ट बनाए जाना प्रस्तावित है, उस स्थान के आसपास के करीब 35 गांवों की 10 हजार हेक्टेयर जमीन पहले ही यमुना अथॉरिटी ने अपने मास्टर प्लान में चिह्नित कर रखी है। इस जमीन के साथ किसी भी प्रकार की छेड़छाड़ नहीं की गई है। अथॉरिटी अवैध कब्जे को लेकर गंभीर है और समय-समय पर सैटेलाइट सर्वे कराती है। इससे पता चल जाता है कि एयरपोर्ट के लिए रिजर्व रखी गई जमीन पर अवैध निर्माण तो नहीं हो रहा। अथॉरिटी को एयरपोर्ट बनाने के लिए एयरपोर्ट अथॉरिटी ऑफ इंडिया से ग्रीन सिग्नल मिलने का इंतजार है। ग्रीन सिग्नल मिलते ही अथॉरिटी जमीन अधिग्रहण करने के लिए कार्रवाई शुरू कर देगी।

गौरतलब है कि प्रदेश सरकार भी जेवर में एयरपोर्ट बनाने को प्राथमिकता दे रही है। अथॉरिटी के अफसरांे का कहना है कि जिन 35 गांवों की जमीन पर एयरपोर्ट बनाया जाएगा, उन गांवों को विस्थापित करने के लिए अथॉरिटी बेहतर प्लानिंग कर रही है, ताकि विस्थापित लोगों को कोई परेशानी न हो।

http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/delhiarticleshow/8093064.cms

G Noida: GMR for safe returns

Hindustan Times
New Delhi, April 05, 2011

The GMR Group, which leads the consortium that operates the Delhi airport, has said it’s “returns have to be protected” if the government wants a new airport in Greater Noida. “If the government wants to have a new airport our returns have to be protected. We are not against infrastructural growth.

If our passenger traffic goes (to Greater Noida) the revenues would come down,” GM Rao, chairman, GMR group told Hindustan Times.

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Rao said the Bangalore-headquartered group, which has built and operates the Delhi and Hyderabad airports, would bid for the Navi Mumbai airport project.

“As per the Operations, Management and Development Agreement (with Airports Authority of India), if we are not able to meet the traffic (at the Delhi airport) government has the right to go for another airport,” he said.

AAI has commissioned the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to prepare a report on the projected passenger traffic at the proposed airport.

Rao said globally there had been many cases where two airports in a city have gone sick. He gave the example of Montreal where the new airport had to be closed down. “In London, a new airport was built when the old airport reached its peak. A study by ICAO lists six airports that went sick due to the same reason. Today we have 29 million passengers annually and we can reach up to 100 million,” Rao said.

The UP government had first mooted the proposal for a new airport in 2001. The proposal for the airport had been held up because a 1997 rule said that no new airport can be set up within 150 kms of an existing one.

The proposed airport would be just 72 kilometres away from the Delhi airport.

Rao said his group was “always looking for opportunities” and had a “clear cut strategy till 2020”.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/G-Noida-GMR-for-safe-returns/Article1-681643.aspx

Update: 28 Nov 2010

UN agency to study viability of proposed GNoida airport

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India is planning to soon appoint global aviation body ICAO to conduct an air traffic feasibility study of the proposed greenfield airport near Greater Noida. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a UN body, is likely to be given the mandate by AAI to conduct a viability and air traffic feasibility study of the proposed airport, an official source said.
The airport, also the dream project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, is slated to be christened as the Taj International Aviation Hub and would come up on a 3,700 acre area at Jhevar near Greater Noida, located about 60 km from central Delhi and 120 km from Agra. The source said AAI and ICAO have already held talks on the issue and the formalities would be cleared very soon.

Besides studying feasibility, the ICAO uses its expertise to help airport operators around the world in upgrading airports, in their master planning and even financing of construction projects. AAI’s decision comes in the backdrop of the Group of Ministers on Jhevar airport finding major differences in air traffic projections given by the Uttar Pradesh government and the Delhi International Airports Limited that runs the IGI Airport.

Observing that “realistic figures” were needed to take a decision, the GoM, in its last meeting in August, had asked Civil Aviation Ministry to prepare a report on the projected passenger traffic at the proposed airport within the next three months, before its next meeting. The GoM, headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, would also go into the legal aspects of having a second airport within a 150-km radius, as it is prohibited under a 1997 rule.

The GMR-led DIAL has opposed the construction of the new airport saying it would be a competitor to the Delhi airport where a swanky new terminal (T3) came up recently. DIAL had quoted the concession agreement that it had signed with the government, saying its clause on the ‘Right of First Refusal’ enabled it to be the preferred bidder for a new airport in the vicinity of the IGI Airport in case its bid is within 10 per cent of the highest bidder. According to a state government report, air traffic at the proposed Greater Noida airport in 2011-12 would be 8.65 per cent of the total NCR traffic.

Mayawati government has high expectations with the project as the Cabinet has cleared a second airport in Goa at Mopa, which is about 70 km from the existing Dabolim Airport. Similar clearances were also granted to proposed airports at Navi Mumbai and Kannur, both of which fall within a 150-km radius of airports at Mumbai and Kozhikode.

Update 24 Aug 2010

Traffic projections on Greater Noida airport Vary

The GoM found big differences in traffic projections made by the Uttar Pradesh government and the DIAL on the proposed Greater Noida airport respectively

New Delhi: A group of ministers on the proposed Greater Noida airport on Tuesday found major differences in air traffic projections submitted by the Uttar Pradesh government and the Delhi International Airports Ltd (DIAL) that runs the IGI Airport. The air traffic projections were sought by the GoM from the state government and DIAL to start the process of studying the pros and cons of constructing a greenfield airport within 150 km radius of the Delhi airport.

“The GoM felt that there was a lot of difference in the projections submitted by the state government and DIAL. Realistic figures are needed. “These projections will now be examined by the civil aviation ministry and the Airports Authority of India and experts’ opinion will also be sought,” civil aviation minister Praful Patel told reporters after the meeting.

The proposed airport, a dream project of chief minister Mayawati, is slated to be christened the Taj International Aviation Hub. It is proposed to come up at Jhevar near Greater Noida, located about 60km from Delhi and 120km from Agra.

Asked when the next meeting of GoM would be held, Patel said the study of the traffic figures would take about three months. “We will come back to the GoM after this.”

He said the GoM would first deal with traffic projections and then consider other issues, including the legal aspects of having another airport within a radius of 150km of an existing one. According to a latest report prepared by the Uttar Pradesh government, air traffic at the proposed Greater Noida airport in 2011-12 would be 8.65% of the total National Capital Region traffic. The earlier report had projected it at 7.96%.

The Mayawati government has identified 1,500 hectares for the project, which was estimated to cost about Rs5,000 crore over a year ago. It had also submitted a techno-economic feasibility report to the Centre. The GMR-led DIAL had opposed the construction of the Greater Noida Airport saying it would create competition and hurt the Delhi airport where a new terminal has been created.

Source:

https://noidaplots.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/greater-noida-airport-traffic-proj.pdf

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ashok on January 24, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Airport in Greater Noida, is the demand of time. The density of population in Delhi is so much high that on these days it is almost impossible to drive in Delhi at peak hours. Central Government and state Government are watching this almost helplessly, because of vote politics. Central Government wants to shift the business activities from Delhi to anywhere else, and without transport facilities like airport and metro rail that is almost impossible. At present fuel of crores of rupees is going to waste as there is still heavy air traffic rush at IGI airport after moderanization, and planes have to wait several minutes for landing. Passengers is asked to report at the airport early i.e. 2-3 hours to catch the flight. There is no land available in Delhi and NCR to built a 2nd airport matching with the International standards. In abroad, every city has minimum two airports are available to use air services. In Delhi only one International Airport is available which is not suitable for NCR public. DIAL has compelled public, located in NCR to use its air services from the international airport i.e. IGI only. It is not understood why DIAL is opposing for the 2nd airport in NCR, proposed at Greater Noida. May be for their income but they are no concern about the public problem. Air traffic is increasing day by day, and Delhi being capital, it is the demand of time that 2nd Airport at par with International standards, be built for Delhi. Even countries like Singapore which are nothing in size and population, compare to India, having far better airports from our country. To cater whole of NCR and Delhi a new airport is the demand of time. But in our country no decision can be taken before time. We are always behind by several years from other countries.
    Huge land is available only in Greater Noida and it is only the matter of time and depends on will power of our leaders that when it would be a reality.
    There will be an airport in Greater Noida to cater entire Delhi and NCR air traffic, but when ? no one knows. May be it take 2 yrs., 5 yrs. or 07, 10 yrs or more. But it will be there, it is sure. Its expected size is 3700 acres or more. In last August, 2010 a GoMs meeting were held and due to the differences of opinion on the air traffic data/projections on the IGI and the proposed Jewar airport, provided by the UP Govt. & DIAL(Delhi International Airport Limited), which runs the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, it was concluded that a new report will be prepared by the Ministry of Civil Aviation /AAI on the above issue and the same will be placed in next GoM which will be held after three months to take a final call on the 2nd airport in NCR. i.e. at Jewar.
    It is also understood that the Ministry of Civil Aviation/Airport Authority of India has been appointed an UN Agency i.e. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct air traffic feasibility study for Jewar airport. Through some reliability sources it is understood that AAI and ICAO have already discussed on the above issue and the formalities will be cleared very soon. Final report is yet to be submitted by the ICAO to the Govt. Now, people are awaiting the findings / green signal of the next GoM/Govt., which is yet to be convened on the 2nd airport in Greater Noida i.e. at Jewar. Let us hope for the best. -regards Ashok

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