Uttar Pradesh's Minister of Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Gupta will visit the site of the upcoming Noida International Airport and review its work on Wednesday, officials said here on Tuesday. The minister is scheduled to visit Jewar, where the Greenfield project is coming up, and later hold a meeting with Arun Vir Singh, the CEO of Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), they said.
"The minister will review the work of the airport till 12 pm and thereafter hold a meeting with Gautam Buddh Nagar administration officials," according to an official communique.
Gupta, also the minister for Political Pension, Minority Welfare, Muslim Wakf and Haj, will return to Lucknow later on Wednesday only, it added.
Work is underway for the first phase of the Noida International Airport, which is billed to be India's biggest airport upon completion and spread on 5,000 hectares, according to officials.
The first phase will be spread over 1,300 hectares and shall have two runways when the airport begins flight operations, which official estimate could be December 2023 or January 2024.
Estimated to cost Rs 29,560 crore, the airport is being developed by Swiss firm Zurich Airport International AG.