Uttar Pradesh govt okays Rs 1,260 cr for Jewar airport land acquisition

The state government of Uttar Pradesh has approved a fund of Rs 1,260 crore for acquisition of land for the proposed Jewar airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

According to an official document, the amount, released for acquisition in the first phase of airport construction, is to be spent for land acquisition and payment to the farmers concerned.

A total of 5,000 hectare land is required for the development of the proposed Greenfield international airport and cost Rs. 15,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore.

In a letter to the director of state Civil Aviation Ministry, Special Secretary Surya Pal Gangwar wrote: “The Governor has approved sanction of Rs. 1,259 crore for the acquisition of land for the Jewar Airport in the financial year 2018-19.”

For the first phase of the airport- the second in the National Capital Region (NCR) – 1,334 hectare land is required. 1,239 hectare land from six villages (Rohi, Dayanatpur, Parohi, Kishorpur, Ranhera and Banwariwas).

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