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Noida International Airport development making significant headway; on track for timely completion

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Noida: Noida International Airport (NIA) is on track to meet completion timelines for phase I, with one runway and one terminal in operation by the end of 2024. Since Tata Projects Ltd. was awarded two contracts for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) last year, the earthwork, leveling, and excavation work has been completed across the project site. Vertical construction is ongoing, and substructures are taking shape. Multiple buildings will come up in the next few months, including the passenger terminal building, office blocks, sewage and water treatment plants, and electrical substations at the site.

NIA has floated tenders for various aeronautical and non-aeronautical concessions for the airport. Air India SATS (AISATS) was recently selected to develop a multi-modal cargo hub (MMCH) at the airport, while Roseate Hotels and Resorts have been awarded the concession to develop an airport hotel at the Noida International Airport.

Multi-Modal Cargo Hub

Noida International Airport selected AISATS to develop a multi-modal cargo hub (MMCH) at the airport. Spanning across 80 acres of land, the upcoming cargo hub will provide quick, convenient, and intermodal connectivity to and from manufacturing hubs in the country. The cargo and logistics infrastructure and ecosystem will cater to a differentiated catchment and several upcoming industrial clusters in NCR and Uttar Pradesh, creating a cargo gateway for Northern India. The MMCH will include a cargo terminal as well as an integrated warehousing and logistics zone. This unique logistics zone will offer a transhipment center, as well as a warehouse zone for freight forwarders and integrators. The MMCH will also provide for transportation facilities to support road-to-road, road-to-air, and air-to-road movements. The cargo infrastructure at Noida International Airport’s MMCH is designed for efficient, scalable, and seamless process flows as well as common digital infrastructure and systems.

Terminal design inspired by India

The passenger terminal’s design is inspired by India and will include various elements synonymous with the region’s architecture. The terminal forecourt will feature flights of steps like the famous ghats of Varanasi and Haridwar, welcoming and bringing together people. Delivering the look and feel of a haveli, a courtyard will allow fresh air and sunlight into the terminal building. Inspired by the important rivers of the region, a white, translucent, wavy roof will give the effect of a flowing river. The passenger terminal will feature intricate ornamental lattice screens, inspired by Indian architecture. Noida International Airport will showcase a grand entry to the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Runway and ATC Tower

The airport will feature a 4,000m long and 45m wide runway. The ATC tower will stand tall at a height of 40m. It will give a 360-degree view of the airport to air traffic controllers, who will be able to see the airport’s runway, aprons, and taxiways.

Sustainable Planning

NIA has earmarked 8 Ha of land to develop a forest park using trees from the project site. It will serve as a space for passengers and visitors to spend their leisure time and become an attractive destination for health/fitness activities as well as for nature-focussed recreational activities. This will be a sustainable green grove for the airport. NIA plans to preserve native species and be nature positive throughout the development of the airport. In line with its aspirations to be a green airport, NIA is committed to providing infrastructure and facilities for 100% electrically powered vehicles at the airport in a phased manner.  NIA will produce or procure power from sustainable sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric.

Quick Facts:

The NIA site spans 1334 hectares

One floor plate of the passenger terminal is almost 34,000 sqm, which is equivalent to 4 football fields

Over 2600 workers are currently deployed at the NIA site; peak strength is expected to touch 6000

To date, our partners have completed over 4.2 million man-hours of work without injury

Over 400 heavy and small machinery deployed at the site

32,000 cubic meters of concrete have been poured to date

14,000 tons of steel have been used in construction so far

The airport will enhance connectivity for western UP and add capacity for air travel to/from Delhi NCR, while acting as a catalyst for infrastructure development, economic growth, and job creation in the region.

India now features as the third largest aviation industry in the world, on the back of strong recovery and growth. According to a report by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation India (CAPA India), Indian carriers are expected to place orders for additional 1,000-1,200 aircraft, which underlines the future potential of the sector. NIA is committed to delivering a seamless and convenient experience to its passengers, as more Indians look towards air travel in the coming years.

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