First conceptualised in 2001, the proposed Jewar airport project stands at a crucial stage — land acquisition. As the Uttar Pradesh government makes a final push to get consent from residents of six villages, it will have to negotiate demands for increased compensation, a divide between farmers, and wounds from seven years ago.
The Jewar airport is part of this plan within the government to prepare for an imminent saturation of the existing Indira Gandhi International Airport, by having a second one in the National Capital Region
An international airport has been proposed in Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar for which around 5,000 hectare of land is to be acquired. The reported cost of the airport, scheduled to begin operations by 2022-23, would be Rs 15,000-20,000 crore.