Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, UP.
The grand inauguration took place ahead of the bhoomi pujan event. Besides, the Noida Traffic Police had issued an advisory detailing traffic diversions and alternative routes.
Earlier, a 6-km-long traffic jam was also reported on the road leading to Jewar.
This International Airport will be the second international airport in the national capital region (NCR), after Indira Gandhi International Airport.
It is worth mentioning that the first phase of the Jewar airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land. It is likely to begin flight operations by 2024. Once completed, the airport is also deemed to be the largest airport in Asia.
During the inauguration speech, PM Modi said, “Infrastructure is not politics for us but part of the national policy. We are ensuring projects don’t get stuck and are completed on time.”
He also added that there are many such lands that were taken away from farmers in the past but not utilised. He stressed quality infrastructure which is the main focus of his government.
“UDAN scheme is helping Indians travel by air,” said PM Modi.
Reiterating his point of development with the tag of double engine sarkar in UP, he said that today Uttar Pradesh is turning into the most connected region of the country.