The National Capital is expecting its second airport in 2022, and as per Centre for Aviation (CAPA) India, a specialist aviation advisory, the foundation stone of the industry will soon be laid. Work will begin soon after, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of the Jewar Noida International Airport (JNIA) or the New Greater Delhi Airport between February 23 and 25, 2019. It took around three years to finally kick start the crucial project as the plan was approved by the Aviation Ministry on June 25, 2015.
But the government approval came in June 2017. As per the reports, the entire project will cost around USD 3.1 billion, which is like a lot of investment. After completion of the project, Jewar Airport will become the largest airport in the country by surface area (2200 acre site). Jewar Airport, a brand new project, will be the second facility to serve Delhi-NCR, the first being the famous Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi.
The distance between the airports will be around 72 km. Before Noida, Bhiwadi in Rajasthan was being considered for the same project. After much anticipation, Noida in Gautam Buddha Nagar district was selected. This step is definitely going to lift-off some major burden from the main Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Country is expected to become the third largest aviation market in the world.