As per Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, an aviation hub will come up near the proposed Jewar International Airport and Ernst & Young has already submitted the project report of the same. The aviation hub will cater to varied demands of business and leisure travellers. “The move is significant as the airport is expected to start its operation by March 2023 with an annual passenger handling capacity of 60 lakh people” as per officials of YEIDA.
“Because the government is coming up with Jewar International Airport, thus it is important to develop proper eco-system in the airport’s surroundings. Based on the clean and green energy, the aviation hub will sync with the international airport. Some projects like Leisure Park, musical water fountain, golf course, skill development centres are under consideration in the aviation hub. Presently, we are studying the findings of E & Y report ”, CEO of YEIDA, Arunveer Singh told to TOI.
Before preparing the report, E&Y conducted a study of some of the world’s leading airports like airport in Turkey, Istanbul and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and incorporated the major findings in the report. “The report says that the aviation hub will discourage people to take out their own private vehicles for travelling. We will develop a good public transportation system instead. Along with this, there would be proper leisure and entertainment facilities also. The report also states that every airport has unique feature like Singapore’s Changi Airport equips with butterfly garden on its campus which flyers of Southeast Asian country widely appreciate. Similarly, Incheon International Airport in Korea is located on an island where people visit and plan even a stay for few days before returning. Because Jewar does not belong to coastal area, therefore YEIDA is exploring unique options to attract flyers”. Singh said.
“Before implementing of the project, YEIDA will form an internal meeting to study the report minutely and seek expert opinion as well” Singh remarked.
Original Source: The Times of India