Noida, India (Urban Transport News): Tata Projects Limited commenced construction work of Noida International Airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh. The work started with the celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony at the site on June 24, 2022.
Noida International Airport’s passenger terminal has an efficient layout, convincing design language, multiple high-quality areas spaced out with lush greenery, and a balanced concept for both energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability. The design complements customer comfort with sustainability and timeless design with flexibility for future needs.
NIA’s design pivots on sustainable development and it will be India’s first net-zero emissions airport. The airport will be designed and developed keeping in mind the requirements of green infrastructures like IGBC certified buildings, rainwater harvesting, zero liquid discharge sewage treatment plant, and waste management facility amongst others.
Inspired by India, it will feature design elements that are not only synonymous with local architecture, but also contribute to sustainable operations. For instance, the terminal’s central landscaped courtyard will bring in natural light and ventilation reducing energy costs and CO2 footprint. The campus landscaping is designed not just for aesthetic purposes but for utilitarian value.
The other local design elements include flights of steps at the terminal forecourt, like the famous ghats of Varanasi and Haridwar, welcoming and bringing together people. Delivering the look and feel of a haveli, the courtyard will allow fresh air and sunlight into the terminal building. Inspired by the important rivers of the region, a white, translucent, wavy roof will give the effect of a flowing river. The passenger terminal will feature intricate ornamental lattice screens, inspired by Indian architecture. Noida International Airport will showcase a grand entry to the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Zurich Airport International AG won the bid in 2019 to develop the airport and has achieved various milestones towards the development of the airport to date. These include the security clearance, signing of the concession agreement, selection of architects, launch of the brand identity, signing of the shareholder and state support agreements, approval of the masterplan and the development plan, financial close with SBI, selection of concessionaire to design, build and operate a fuel farm and with AAI for CNS-ATM services at the airport. The concession period has officially commenced on October 1, 2021. Following the ground-breaking ceremony by Prime Minister Modi in November 2021, preparation for EPC activities had been initiated with earthworks and boundary construction at the site. With the closure of the EPC contract, the first phase of the airport is on track to be delivered within three years of the commencement of the concession period.