New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said approval for the first phase of Jewar airport in western Uttar Pradesh has been granted.Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index

According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, site clearance for the first phase of the airport at Jewar in Greater Noida is envisaged to be completed in five years. Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit New Delhi on December 6 For 21st India-Russia Annual Summit

Elaborating on the project, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the first phase of the airport – Noida International Airport – is expected to cost Rs 10,000 crore. Also Read - New Covid Variant: Uttar Pradesh Sounds Alert, Issues Fresh Guidelines For Foreign Returnees | Deets Inside

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