The proposed Noida International Airport in western Uttar Pradesh’s Jewar can have up to five runways, according to a recommendation by a key committee overseeing the Rs 29,560 crore project. The recommendation was made at a meeting of the Project Monitoring Implementation Committee (PMIC) for the airport chaired by Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari at the Lok Bhavan in Lucknow on Thursday.
The airport’s consulting body PWC and Chief Executive Officer Arun Veer Singh of the Noida Airport and Yamuna Authority apprised the chief secretary of the feasibility of extending the number of runways.
“Earlier six to eight runways were being considered but the PMIC has now recommended that five runways can be made at the Jewar airport after a feasibility study,” a senior government official told PTI.
“The recommendation will now be taken to the state Cabinet for its decision and that meeting is likely to be held later this month,” the official added.