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Seven Indian firms respond to global bid document for Jewar airport
ET Realty  |  June 19, 2019

Meenakshi Sinha Greater Noida

Seven Indian companies have responded to the global bid document for Jewar airport that Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) floated on May 30. The bids will continue till October.


The district administration also hopes to complete 80% of the land acquisition in the first phase by August 31. In the first phase, land is being acquired in six villages — Dayanatpur, Rohi, Kishorepur, Parohi, Ranehra and Banwariwas. So far, 30% of the land has been acquired at a cost of Rs 900 crore.


District magistrate BN Singh said on Monday that 3,278 files pertaining to landowners have been cleared from these villages, with the maximum compensation amount being Rs 12 crore and the minimum Rs 5 lakh. The administration has also identified 50 hectares near Jewar-Banger along Aligarh road for relocating families whose land would be taken for the project. The plot is located 50-100 m from the Yamuna Expressway.


“A total of 3,278 files have been cleared till June 17 from the six villages. This includes about 900 files that were cleared before I took over office on May 25,” said Rakesh Jayant, the Jewar tehsildar.


Apart from Indian companies, government agencies of 36 countries can take part in the bidding process. The agency that would be ed would be responsible for building the airport.


Officials said the global bid purchase for the airport project would close on October 15 and the last date for submission of the bid document is October 30. Technical bids will be opened on November 6 followed by financial bids on November 29. “About two months’ time will be needed by YEIDA to study the bids. The final concessionaire will be decided by January 2020,” said Arun Vir Singh, YEIDA CEO.


While the airport is expected to become operational by 2023, the ed agency would be given 40 years’ lease period for the development of the project.