A civil enclave at Hindon Airport at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, which solely was an Air Force Station and is an Indian Air Force base (the biggest and largest air base in Asia and 8th in the world), was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on March 8, 2019. Also present on this occasion were Mr Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh; Mr Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh; Mr Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation and other dignitaries.
The civil Enclave at Hindon Airport, belongs to the Indian Airforce and the Airports Authority of India, has been developed for the operation of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) flights at the cost of Rs. 40 Crores.This Civil Enclave will be connected to Jamnagar, Shimla,Kalaburgi, Kannur, Faizabad, Nasik Hubliand Pithoragar hunder RCS – UDAN project.
Development of Civil Enclave at Air Force Station Hindon has been planned for the operation of RCS flights in two parcels of land measuring 5.6 acres for Civil Enclave and 4.8 acres for construction of approach road from Sikandarpur Marg. Airport Infrastructure has been developed by AAI and the approach road has been constructed by Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. A terminal building has been constructed on an area of 5425 sqm. With 8 Check-in Counters, the terminal building will be able to handle 300 passengers during peak hours.
According to the AAI sources, the development of new civil enclave at Hindon Airport will take the load off from Delhi`s IGI Airport and will also serve the passengers from Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh.