The wanderlust bug has stung everyone and we are not complaining. Even you find the Delhi airport too crowded these days? To de-clutter the mess, Delhi will soon get a new airport. A foundation Stone will be laid in late February 2019 to mark the start of construction work on Delhi’s second airport, which will be a P3 transaction.
Between 23-25 February 2019, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the Jewar Noida International Airport(JNIA), a.k.a. the New Greater Delhi Airport redevelopment project, which will be the largest airport in India by surface area. JNIA is a new airport construction project for Delhi. It will provide the National Capital Region with a second facility after Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DIGIA). The plans for the airport were approved by India’s Aviation Ministry on June 25, 2015, and given in-principle government approval in June 2017.
This airport will take off some of the air passenger traffic burdens away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. India is expected to become the 3rd largest aviation market in the world. It is estimated that this new airport, which will be built to handle 50 million passengers per year, will become saturated by 2040.