Noida, India (Urban Transport News): The board of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has given its nod to detailed project report (DPR) for the Rs 810-crore Noida pod taxi project that is being planned to connect Greater Noida to the Noida International Airport in Jewar. The DPR was prepared and submitted by Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Limited (IPRRC).
On February 22, 2022 a meeting was held between YEIDA and IPRRC officials at the authority’s office in Sector Omega 1 and it was decided to float a tender to select an agency for building this project that is scheduled to be completed by September 2024.
“We have reduced the stations as the layout of the airport has been changed. We added the industrial land of sectors 31 and 32 with airport to expand the aviation hub area. Accordingly, we have reduced the number of stations to 12 from 17. Now the DPR is finalised and we will approve it in our board meeting after March 10 when the election model code of conduct comes to an end,” said Arun Vir Singh, Chief Executive Officer, YEIDA.
Development work for the first phase of the Noida International Airport in Jewar is underway. The Greenfield Airport is being developed in four phases and billed to be the biggest when completed with five or six runways spread in an area of 5,000 hectare.