The Noida International
Airport (NIA) is scouting for a suitable partner to create world-class
warehousing and logistics facilities at Jewar, the site of the upcoming
international airport near Greater Noida.
In February, the airport
concessionaire Yamuna International Airport Pvt. Ltd (YIAPL) had solicited bids
for designing, financing, building and transferring of integrated cargo
terminal and integrated warehousing and logistics zone at Jewar through a
Request for Proposal (RFP).
Although details about bidders or the number
of bids received have not been disclosed at this stage, the spokesperson for
the concessionaire confirmed about the search.
“We’re looking for a
partner or a group of partners with whom to develop the air cargo and logistics
environment to provide cargo terminals, cargo handling as well as space for
warehousing for distribution,” informed CEO YIAPL, ChristophSchnellmann.
YIAPL is a subsidiary of Flughafen Zürich, the operator of Zurich
Airport in Switzerland.
In the first phase of
what would be the country’s largest airport once it’s ready by September 2024,
more than 80 acres of land has been set aside on the eastern side for a large
warehousing and logistics facility.
To enhance connectivity,
work will shortly start on an interchange to connect Yamuna Expressway to the
airport site. This will be part of the 56 km Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG)
Expressway that will also be connected to Gurugram.