Proposal for Elevated Road and Rapid Rail to Connect Jewar Airport with IGI Airport
Proposal for Elevated Road and Rapid Rail to Connect Jewar Airport with IGI Airport

To provide seamless connectivity and convenience to transit travellers, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area (YEIDA) has proposed an elevated road, rapid rail and a dedicated metro corridor to connect Jewar Airport with IGI Airport.

It will be a 40-km elevated road network and the feasibility study for the same will be conducted soon. The YEIDA is on its way to float an e-tender to find a prospective consultant.

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Chief Executive Officer of YEIDA, Arunveer Singh said, the Authority has made a ‘terms of reference’ to zero on the best-suited public transport system including Pod Taxi, Tram, Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS), Metrino, Bus Rapid Transit and Hyperloop among various alternatives. YEIDA officials said the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which was previously tasked to conduct the feasibility study has limited itself from studying part of Rapid Metro citing their own technical reasons.

The finalised consultant will also recommend revenue estimates, funding patterns among others.

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The new connectivity aims to improve transportation of goods and conveyance from Noida and Delhi along with many other neighbouring areas.

At present, the annual passenger transit through Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is around 60 million while the current annual passenger capacity is approximately 62 million. However, the number of passengers here is estimated to touch 80-85 million mark by 2020 at IGI Airport.

IGI Airport, which is also the only travelling option for entire Delhi-NCR is lonely bearing the entire burden of surging air traffic. This is because of this gruelling fact that Jewar Airport will not become an alternative but will also overtake the increasing burden of air passengers from IGI Airport.

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