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Over 5,000 police personnel to guard Jewar Airport’s inauguration; PM Modi, CM Yogi to attend

With Jewar airport, Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in the country to have five international airports, including the the recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport and the under construction international airport at Ayodhya.

New Delhi: Over 5,000 police personnel would man the security at the inaugural ceremony of Jewar International Airport in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar on Thursday. The schedule of the programme is yet to be announced. But as per the inputs received from top officials, the security system is being beefed up for the event.  

As many as 5000 police constables, 800 sub-inspectors, PAC, RAF and more than 25 companies of paramilitary will also be deployed. Along with this, 16 IPS officers, 30 ASPs, 80 deputy SPs, 225 inspectors, 800 sub-inspectors and about 5 thousand female and male constables will be monitoring the area.

With Jewar airport, Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in the country to have five international airports, including the  the recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport and the under construction international airport at Ayodhya. 

According to the PMO statement, the airport will be strategically located to serve the people of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Faridabad and neighbouring areas.

The first phase of the airport, being developed with a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore, is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year. 

It will be India’s first net-zero emissions airport. It has earmarked dedicated land to be developed as a forest park using trees from the project site. NIA will preserve all native species and be nature positive throughout the development of the airport.

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first published:Nov. 23, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

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