Tata group bags the Order to construct country’s largest airport at Noida

2022-06-06 11:15:40 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Tata Group’s infrastructure and construction arm, Tata Projects, has won the contract to develop the upcoming Noida International Airport at Greater Noida’s Jewar, in Uttar Pradesh. This will be the largest airport in the country and second major airport in the National capital region.

The other companies which were in the race to bag the contract are Larsen and Toubro and Shapooji Pallonji but the Tata Company bagged the order.

It will construct the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other ancillary buildings at the airport. Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL),a 100 percent subsidiary of Swiss developer Zurich Airport International AG and a Special Purpose Vehicle to develop Noida International Airport.

Noida International Airport will be India’s largest airport once constructed fully.

The Uttar Pradesh government signed the concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited on October 7, 2020, to commence the development. Noida International Airport will be India’s largest airport once constructed fully. The second largest airport is the Indira Gandhi International airport and it currently receives nearly seventy per cent of international and domestic flights. Once Noida airport is fully commissioned, between themselves, will control major portion of the civil aviation traffic of the country.

It will be the country’s first net-zero emissions airport.

The green field facility, spread in 1,334 hectares, will have a single-runway operation in the first phase with a capacity to handle 12-million passengers per annum at an investment of Rs 5,700 crore. As operations expand, this capacity can be increased to handle 30 million passengers.

The passenger terminal will comprise parameters such as short and efficient passenger flows, digital services, and minimal environmental impact- it will be the country’s first net-zero emissions airport. It will also be a digital airport, enabling contactless travel and personalized services for families, senior citizens, and business travelers. It is expected to be functional by 2024, as per the developer.

Now that the Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract has been assigned to Tata Projects, the first phase of the airport is on track to be delivered within three years of the commencement of the concession period.

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