Vision 2040: Delhi & Mumbai to have 3 airports, while 31 other cities to have 2 airports

Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday released a vision document which states that at least 31 cities in India will have two airports by 2040 and Delhi-Mumbai will have a third airport.

The report was released for the Global Aviation Summit held in Mumbai and it says that the air traffic in such cities in the coming years would make having a third airport a necessity.

The report also said that most large airports in India are expected to be saturated in the coming 10-15 years. The report also suggests that India is likely to have 190 to 200 operational airports and the commercial airline fleet is expected to grow from 622 (March 2018) to about 2,359 (March 2040).

Around 150,000 acres of land would need to be acquired and the capital investment (excluding the cost of acquiring land) is expected to go over 40-50 billion US Dollars.

In a news reported by HT, a civil aviation ministry official said that the government is considering establishing a NABH (Next Generation Airports for Bharat) Nirman Fund (NNF) with a basic capital structure of approximately $2 billion to support low traffic airports that are in their initial phases.

It is also reported that Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Bengaluru, Patna, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur and Rajkot are among the cities that will require a second airport by 2030. It is expected that more cities will join this list by 2035.

According to a 2017-18 data released by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation, currently Airports in India’s are handling 183.90 million passengers a year. The number has grown from 134.98 million in 2015-16 to 158.43 million in 2016-17 and this year, the number is expected to cross 200 million.

For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!

Granted, that isn't really the first thought that comes to mind when one says either party or metro, but it is certainly something interesting. From now, one can book a metro coach on our favourite Aqua Line metro and celebrate any occasion. So read on to find out how it's going to go down and everything else you need to know.

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Ever wanted to party in a Noida Metro Train coach? Well, it seems that now you can, with NMRC's latest initiative. The idea was taken from similar initiatives in Jaipur, Gujarat and Gurugram's Rapid Metro, where train coaches can be rented out for parties. Incidentally, no other foreign country implements this rule.

One can book coaches on operational as well as stationary trains. To ensure that the average commuter isn't held up, only up to 4 coaches can be booked by a party. For booking coaches, you're going to have to pay a security deposit of ₹20,000 and then ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 each hour. Paying extra will get you a decorated coach from the NMRC, so that you don't have to do anything.

In order to actually book a coach, or four, all you have to do is head over to the NMRC's website and apply at least 15 days prior to the date of engagement. Following that, the NMRC will look into the matter and you can get partying in your metro coach within no time!

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The NMRC is constantly coming up with innovative ways to generate revenue from Noida Metro. Earlier, the metro stations opened up for film and television shooting. In the near future, we expect the revenue to help improve and expand Noida Metro.

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