Could someone give an update on the airport approval for greater Noida, i have been hearing that some early construction has started, though this does not seem possible as there is nothing in the news.
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  • Its good to dream:) our Rajya sabha is full of goons but we continue to vote them and we only chose them to power:)

    Industries are not allowed near airports. Infact airports are built out of city limits.

    The point is 2nd airport is needed in the capital of India and all other issues attached to it are coincidental. whether the 2nd airport comes in Gnida or Faridabad is coincidental.
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  • Originally Posted by Munish Malhautra
    Its good to dream:) our Rajya sabha is full of goons but we continue to vote them and we only chose them to power:)

    Industries are not allowed near airports. Infact airports are built out of city limits.

    The point is 2nd airport is needed in the capital of India and all other issues attached to it are coincidental. whether the 2nd airport comes in Gnida or Faridabad is coincidental.


    Munish, one question, do you have a plot in or around greater noida or Yamuna expressway? If yes, then I completely understand your pathetic need for an airport.

    Else right now you don't have a freaking clue as to whether the airport is needed or not. If we are to blabber about future needs and aspirations of a growing nation then there are more pressing needs at hand an airport doesn't even make the top 10.

    Also the goons in the parliament are voted in power because a large part of the population is uncivilized, uneducated and practically living in a state where they are more than willing to sell their vote for as less as 10 bucks. And the goons in power have a strategic interest in keeping things as they are where in they do show development lollypops like airports and industries, but never fail to dissapoint in providing a lasting solution.

    The idea of an airport near greater noida sucks, its' insane, stupid and will be a gigantic waste right now.
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  • Originally Posted by Kaeru


    The idea of an airport near greater noida sucks, its' insane, stupid and will be a gigantic waste right now.


    Looks like u got offended, not the intention.
    anyway cutting this long story short if the freaking airport gets a sanction today it will take 6 yrs to be ready, around 2017
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  • Guys we can argue till the cows come home about whether airport needs to be there in Greater Noida. But even if look at it with the perspective of residents of Noida and around. The existing airport is going to have 2 metro connections shortly. One from the Airport express line and the other from the Dwarka line. That wd men that residents of noida will have a direct metro link to the airport. No other airport even if sanctioned is going to be this convenient. So guys wake up neither you nor the foreign visitors need any.
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  • Originally Posted by mt0587
    Guys we can argue till the cows come home about whether airport needs to be there in Greater Noida. But even if look at it with the perspective of residents of Noida and around. The existing airport is going to have 2 metro connections shortly. One from the Airport express line and the other from the Dwarka line. That wd men that residents of noida will have a direct metro link to the airport. No other airport even if sanctioned is going to be this convenient. So guys wake up neither you nor the foreign visitors need any.


    A very valid point indeed. But currently the ruling party is holding up govt under its' wing with the promise of this airport and some other goodies. Indian political scene has become really demented and although I really hate to quote the bugger and don't agree with most of his viewpoints, but here is what Winston Churchill supposedly said about Indian independence:

    Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low caliber and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles.
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  • GN Airport will help commercial development and attract foreign investment. Government has invested a lot in Greater NOIDA development and still it not fully leveraged.
    A railway freight corridor and a large scale airport will attract new companies in GN, YEA as already government has build excellent roads. Also a new airport will not start passenger service in full scale but initially will be used for export oriented industries and SEZ planned in NOIDA/GN will be the most beneficial. So Delhi airport still be main public airport and other one in GN will be used for commercial purpose and VIP movement. Government is not planning GN airport for villagers but mainly to attract more export oriented industries in NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and YEA.
    Living in NOIDA it does not make sense to go YEA to catch flight but for companies in GN/YEA it make lot more sense to have an airport/railway station nearby. It will save lot of time and give boost to GN industrial development.
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  • Originally Posted by chandra2034
    GN Airport will help commercial development and attract foreign investment. Government has invested a lot in Greater NOIDA development and still it not fully leveraged.
    A railway freight corridor and a large scale airport will attract new companies in GN, YEA as already government has build excellent roads. Also a new airport will not start passenger service in full scale but initially will be used for export oriented industries and SEZ planned in NOIDA/GN will be the most beneficial. So Delhi airport still be main public airport and other one in GN will be used for commercial purpose and VIP movement. Government is not planning GN airport for villagers but mainly to attract more export oriented industries in NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and YEA.
    Living in NOIDA it does not make sense to go YEA to catch flight but for companies in GN/YEA it make lot more sense to have an airport/railway station nearby. It will save lot of time and give boost to GN industrial development.


    Yeah next some bugger will come up and say, oh I have invested so much money in Meerut and I want to develop this area for export oriented industry. An airport will be a huge boost for industry and commerce. Please help me build an airport here too, no matter there is already one existing in Delhi which just got rebuilt practically, which is under utilized, which is reasonably near, but how does it matter we need to think of the future. And in future India's population will only grow.

    Although the reality is that all the prime land near the proposed airport site has already been acquired by vested interests. The value of the airport might not even materialize considering the shaky nature of the economy and the political leg pulling prevalent in India. And who will pay for it, if an entrepreneur wants to invest its' own money, oh totally go for it. But don't ask the the taxpayer to foot the bill in any way and in case it turns out to be a bad asset please don't come crying to the taxpayer to bail it out. And please also honor the freaking contract signed with the other airport by compensating them duly.

    Also once the government is done with this development insanity, if I may suggest please focus on education, public distribution system, water, electricity, law and order, poverty, hospitals, actual mass level job creation, poverty, police reforms, corruption, election reforms..............blah blah blah
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  • Latest News

    Dear all,
    As per Zee News, Today scheduled meeting of Group of minister didnt approve Greater Noida International & Domestic Airport due to Huge difference of expected public & commercial load in Greater Noida Airport in State government & Center Government report, so they made one Panel which will give report of accurate expected public & commercial load within 3 month then they will give approval if things will be positive.
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  • Originally Posted by KMP_FNG
    Dear all,
    As per Zee News, Today scheduled meeting of Group of minister didnt approve Greater Noida International & Domestic Airport due to Huge difference of expected public & commercial load in Greater Noida Airport in State government & Center Government report, so they made one Panel which will give report of accurate expected public & commercial load within 3 month then they will give approval if things will be positive.


    I doesnt matter...I say...Imagine...NO AIRPORT IN GREATER NOIDA...EVER...so what ????...what difference it makes...I dont see much difference....
    The area from Noida expressway to Greater noida and yamuna expressway is being developed as an education and IT hub...as long as that succeeds and add to that metro along expressway (which is on its track)....and stuff like Formula 1 track, Cricket stadium...(which ONLY help in putting the city on world map )....I see the region going well..no issues

    In actuality the Airport is going to Help One region the most....its AGRA...Not Greater Noida...Agra will benefit maximum...
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  • Originally Posted by zohaib
    I doesnt matter...I say...Imagine...NO AIRPORT IN GREATER NOIDA...EVER...so what ????...what difference it makes...I dont see much difference....
    The area from Noida expressway to Greater noida and yamuna expressway is being developed as an education and IT hub...as long as that succeeds and add to that metro along expressway (which is on its track)....and stuff like Formula 1 track, Cricket stadium...(which ONLY help in putting the city on world map )....I see the region going well..no issues

    In actuality the Airport is going to Help One region the most....its AGRA...Not Greater Noida...Agra will benefit maximum...


    Yes as an end user there may not be much difference as there are so many developments happening but as an investor there is a lot:). Issue is that Gnida has not been able to get its due and has by and large remained where it was for last 8-10 yrs and large investors who have put there money have lost big time. Now why Gnida is having so many developments is because Mayawati is having a closeness with Gnida for 3 reasons-Firstly she has 100's of acres of land in her family name, Secondly she has a lot of family members staying there:) and thirdly those big investors need to be given good returns.

    Agra has an airport anyway:)
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  • Latest Update on Livemint.com

    http://www.livemint.com/2010/08/24192454/Traffic-projections-on-Greater.html?h=B


    Traffic projections on Greater Noida airport vary
    The GoM found big differences in traffic projections made by the Uttar Pradesh government and the DIAL on the proposed Greater Noida airport respectively
    New Delhi: A group of ministers on the proposed Greater Noida airport on Tuesday found major differences in air traffic projections submitted by the Uttar Pradesh government and the Delhi International Airports Ltd (DIAL) that runs the IGI Airport.

    The air traffic projections were sought by the GoM from the state government and DIAL to start the process of studying the pros and cons of constructing a greenfield airport within 150 km radius of the Delhi airport.

    “The GoM felt that there was a lot of difference in the projections submitted by the state government and DIAL. Realistic figures are needed.

    “These projections will now be examined by the civil aviation ministry and the Airports Authority of India and experts’ opinion will also be sought,” civil aviation minister Praful Patel told reporters after the meeting.

    The proposed airport, a dream project of chief minister Mayawati, is slated to be christened the Taj International Aviation Hub. It is proposed to come up at Jhevar near Greater Noida, located about 60km from Delhi and 120km from Agra.

    Asked when the next meeting of GoM would be held, Patel said the study of the traffic figures would take about three months. “We will come back to the GoM after this.”

    He said the GoM would first deal with traffic projections and then consider other issues, including the legal aspects of having another airport within a radius of 150km of an existing one.

    According to a latest report prepared by the Uttar Pradesh government, air traffic at the proposed Greater Noida airport in 2011-12 would be 8.65% of the total National Capital Region traffic. The earlier report had projected it at 7.96%.

    The Mayawati government has identified 1,500 hectares for the project, which was estimated to cost about Rs5,000 crore over a year ago. It had also submitted a techno-economic feasibility report to the Centre.

    The GMR-led DIAL had opposed the construction of the Greater Noida Airport saying it would create competition and hurt the Delhi airport where a new terminal has been created.
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  • News Update

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/GoM-defers-decision-on-Greater-Noida-airport/articleshow/6429135.cms

    25 AUG, 2010, 01.36AM IST,ET BUREAU
    GoM defers decision on Greater Noida airport

    NEW DELHI: The first meeting of a group of ministers (GoM) formed to look into the legality of setting up an airport in Greater Noida failed to take any decision on the proposed facility. It is expected to meet again after three months to decide the fate of the project.

    “The UP government and DIAL have given their traffic projections. These will be studied by the government and a team of experts before the GoM meets again to determine the viability of the airport,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told reporters after the meeting.

    The GoM meeting took place on Tuesday after being postponed thrice earlier for unspecified reasons. It was scheduled initially for May 5, then was deferred to June 6, then to July 15.

    The issue of an international airport at Greater Noida has been hotly debated between the Centre and the government of Uttar Pradesh. The state government wants to build an airport, called the Taj International Aviation Hub, at Jewar in Greater Noida on about 3,700 acres.

    Though the Cabinet had given an in-principle approval to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's pet project, the Centre formed the GoM to examine the legality of the proposal vis-a-vis the agreement with the GMR-led Delhi International Airport (Pvt) Ltd (DIAL) that has built Terminal 3 (T3) at the IGI Airport.

    DIAL has expressed reservations about another airport coming up in the region, which would affect its investment of over Rs 12,000 crore in building new international terminal in Delhi. It has cited the current rule that prevents construction of two airports within a distance of 150 km from each other. The T3 is only 70 km far from Jewar.

    Although a second airport could affect DIAL’s business, they also have the RoFR (Right of First refusal) for the Greater Noida airport project. This ensures that GMR gets preference in bidding for the new airport project in case its bid is within 10% of the highest bidder.

    The GoM headed by Home Minister P Chidamabaram has been constituted to examine this issue. Among others, the GoM includes Law Minister Veerappa Moily, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. The environment and HRD ministers did not attend the Tuesday’s meeting.
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