The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has given its clearance to the Noida International Airport to be developed in Jewar, said officials of the Uttar Pradesh government. The BCAS, which comes under the ministry of civil aviation, is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in the country.
“Great news! The security clearance and vetting for Phase I of the Noida International Airport has been received from BCAS also, and has already been received from the other regulating authorities,” tweeted Mr. SP Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary to UP Chief Minister.
The UP government has also approved a proposal for land acquisition for the second phase of the project, officials of Gautam Budh Nagar administration said.
Mr. Suhas LY, GB Nagar’s District Magistrate, said that the clearance of BCAS is a milestone for Noida International Airport. “This means we are getting closer to the project. This is a significant project for this region, the state and the country. This will usher a new era in terms of development, and will be a growth multiplier,” he said.
A total of 1,334 hectares were acquired for the first phase of the airport which will be developed in four phases. For the second phase, 1,365 hectares will be acquired, while 1,318 hectares for phase 3 and 735 hectares for phase 4 will be acquired.
Meanwhile, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida), which is the nodal agency to monitor the project, has started preparations for the foundation programme of the airport. Yeida officials said that they have issued a request for proposal (RFP) to hire an agency for the programme which will be attended by the Prime Minister and UP Chief Minister.
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