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YIAPL prefers Tata Projects to construct Noida Airport over other bidders, L & T and Shapoorji Pallonji

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Noida:Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) has given preference to Tata Projects to construct Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar, in Uttar Pradesh, over two other bidders— L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji.

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The first phase of Noida Airport is likely to be operational in two years’ time and this will be the second airport project carried out by Tata Projects. The company has earlier built the Prayagraj airport terminal.

According to the contract, Tata Projects will have to construct the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities, and other ancillary buildings at the airport, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) said in a statement today.

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Swiss developer Zurich Airport International AG and has been incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle to develop Noida International Airport.

In 2019, Zurich Airport International AG got the tender to develop the airport. The Uttar Pradesh government inked the concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited on October 7, 2020, to start the development of the Noida International Airport.

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After the construction, Noida International Airport will be India’s largest airport.

The greenfield facility, spread over 1,334 hectares, will have a single-runway operation in the first phase with a capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum at an investment of Rs. 5,700 crore.

“YIAPL has selected Tata Projects Ltd to undertake the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of Noida International Airport. The company has been selected from three shortlisted teams with demonstrated experience in the design, procurement, and construction of large infrastructure projects, “the statement said.

It is expected that the new airport will start its operation by 2024, as

“Tata Projects will work closely with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited to deliver the airport on time. We will deploy the latest technologies in its construction, while meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability,” said Vinayak Pai, CEO and MD-designate at Tata Projects Ltd.

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