Union home minister Rajnath Singh, while campaigning in Jewar last month, had also said the Jewar international airport, first proposed by him when he was CM of UP in 2001, had already got the required approval from the Centre. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to develop world-class infrastructure in the country, which will help generate jobs,” Sharma told TOI. “The people of UP have shown their faith in the PM’s policies. We in turn will fulfil the aspirations of the people and my constituencies. We will seriously work towards establishing the airport in Jewar,” Sharma said.
Dhirendra Singh also said the proposed airport in his constituency would be a matter of pride.
The Yamuna authority has already reserved 5,000 acres for the project across 35 villages after it was first proposed in 2001.