Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for Noida International Airport, also known as Jewar Airport, on November 25. The construction work for the airport has begun and its operations will begin by 2024. Once it becomes operational, Uttar Pradesh will have five international airports, the highest for any state in India. With the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly election scheduled for early next year, the ruling BJP is on an inauguration spree. With the Jewar airport, the government is expecting to give a fillip to the region’s economy. The Central and state governments have been highlighting the expected economic benefits of Noida International Airport. Located strategically, about 72 km from Delhi’s IGI Airport and 40 km from the multi-nodal logistics hub at Dadri, the airport is expected to boost the state’s economy. Noida is expected to gain big from the airport’s cargo services.