Yogi Adityanath govt pushes Centre for Jewar airport

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The minister pointed out that capacity is being planned to be increased from the current 67 to 95 movements per hour at peak time in the next three years.

Earlier, a technical evaluation of the proposed site at Jewar was conducted, but due to the time lapse there was a need to conduct a fresh study, Sinha said.

Sinha said.The Delhi airport terminals can handle 62 million passengers annually at present.

"Another way of doing it prudentially is to build Terminal-4 very quickly, expand capacity in T-3 and move everyone [all airlines] to T-4 at once", Mr. Sinha said.

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A flight operations committee is also being set up to deal with challenges at Delhi airport.

UK's leading air navigation service provider NATS is closely involved in guiding the airside expansion and is giving inputs on how much the airport capacity can be expanded.

A second worldwide airport for Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) could become a reality soon with the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh asking the Centre for a fresh feasibility report on a new airport at Jewar near Noida.Technical evaluation "The present Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] government in UP has requested technical evaluation of the Jewar airport since the previous evaluation was done many years ago". FOC will deliberate on addition of slots for flights in each schedule at the Delhi Airport. Shri Sinha said that the Ministry will soon put in place a Master Plan for expansion of Airside Capacity and Terminal Capacity at the airport to accommodate the increase in passenger volume.

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