Daily Archive: July 3, 2017

Taking flight: Jewar International airport project receives Civil Aviation Ministry’s green light

Lehri Singh, a 52-year-old daily wage labourer, has never been in an airplane. A resident of Kishorepur village in Gautam Buddha Nagar’s Jewar area, Singh earns around Rs 7,000-10,000 every month – hardly enough for him, or the three generations before him that lived in the area, to see the premises of an airport. "When the airport is built here, I want to sit on a plane. We are giving our land for the airport; we will get an opportunity to travel in a plane, won’t we?" asks Singh.