New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) Officials of the ministry of civil aviation and Airports Authority of India today visited the site of the Jewar international airport in Greater Noida and assessed the progress of the project.Also Read - How Jewar International Airport Will be a Blessing For First-time Homebuyers in Noida, Greater Noida

The ministry of civil aviation cleared a proposal for Jewar airport in UP last year. It will be the second airport in the national capital region and is expected to be ready in the next five years. Also Read - Noida Jinx: CM Yogi Breaks it Yet Again, But Why Former UP Chief Ministers Averted The City | Explained

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority’s chairman posted on Twitter that time-lines for readying the airport were also discussed at today’s meeting. Also Read - Noida, Greater Noida Traffic Update: List of Roads to Avoid Due to Bhoomi Pujan of Jewar International Airport

“Secretary, Civil Aviation GOI with officers of MoCA & AAI visited YEIDA to discuss progress of Jewar airport, visited airport site and appreciated the progress made and time-lines set by us,” tweeted Prabhat Kumar, Chairman of YEIDA.

The plans to connect Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport with Jewar airport were also discussed, the official said, adding that a consultant will be appointed to do a technological feasibility test.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.