Vrindavan, 2017.06.27 (VT): A new International Airport will be built in Jewar, a town just 1 hour and 45 minutes North of Vrindavan via the Yamuna Expressway. The permission for the project was granted by the government on June 24th.
Located approximately halfway between New Delhi and Vrindavan, the new airport will provide greater convenience for devotees traveling to Braj from around India and abroad. The airport is expected to give a big boost to tourism and economic growth in Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra.
Designed to reduce the burden of Indira Gandhi International Airport’s air traffic, the new facility will be the second international airport serving the NCR. The first phase of the airport is expected to be operational by 2022.
The airport, which will be named Noida International Airport, will also get a high-speed connection to the New Delhi metro system.
For those travelling to the new airport by train from Mathura, the nearest train station to Jewar is about 25 kilometers away in Palwal. It is hoped that Indian Railways will add direct connectivity to Jewar once the airport is operational.