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Jewar Airport Foundation Stone Ceremony supported by a comprehensive JBL sound setup

JBL VTX & Vertec Systems reinforces sound at the public gathering of the foundation stone ceremony at Jewar

JBL VTX & Vertec Systems reinforces sound at the public gathering of the foundation stone ceremony at Jewar

On 25th November 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath laid the foundation stone of the upcoming Noida International Airport at Jewar. The foundation stone ceremony was a grand publicized event that witnessed the attendance of thousands of people amid heavy security.

The public gathering was held in an area of 2.5 lakh sqm area with a parking facility created in another 3 lakh sqm area. Four helipads, nine parking spots, 30 gates and one main German hangar, exhibition lounge, along with VIP and media lounges were set up by Wizcraft for this event at Rohi Village in Jewar

An event of this scale obviously needed comprehensive sound reinforcement, which Delhi based Modern Stage Services delivered with the support of Harman Professional India.

Modern Stage Services, who were the systems integrators and consultants on this project, were supported by the team at Harman Professional India to deploy the huge quantity of JBL VTX & Vertec systems required for sound reinforcement in addition to designing and calibrating the systems.

Commenting on the setup, Davinder Wadhwa of Modern Stage Services says, "The venue could hold upto 2 lakh people. Additionally, we had also received feedback from the client that it would be difficult for the PM to speak due to feedback from the main PA system. To counter this, 6 x VTX V20 speakers were deployed as Stage Side Fill Speakers. 16 x VTXA12 with 8 X VTX G28 subs were deployed for the VVIP area. 24 delay stacks coupled with a combination of 122 JBL VTX A12, VTX V25, VTX V20, VT4889 & VT4888 units were deployed at 150 feet for covering the entire audience area."

"Apart from JBL Professional, there is no other brand that could single-handedly cater to a large inventory of 144-line array speakers," he added.

The most challenging aspect was to ensure crisp hearing with uniform sound to scale a feasible solution that could cater to the massive crowd. "When the discussions began, the estimated audience size was 50 thousand. This figure kept growing until it reached two lakhs. We had to be on our toes to scale up and deliver a system for the gathering," said, Davendra.

Given the importance of this grand event, the crowd that gathered was massive, which required the audio signal transportation over digital protocol for a longer distance. AES/EBU inputs in Crown ITech12000HD seamlessly connected the delayed stacks using a digital audio signal.

The set-up was completed in five days, which Modern Stage Services executed flawlessly and delivered a successful event that fulfilled its purpose well.

Phase-I of the Noida airport project is expected to be completed by September 30, 2024. With the Jewar airport becoming operational, the national capital region will be hosting two international airports within a 100-kilometre radius. The airport, which is roughly 80 kms from Delhi's Indira Gandhi airport, is in line with the Centre's vision towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector. By the last phase, the Airport is expected to surpass Delhi's IGI Airport and once completed, this may just be Asia's biggest airport.


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