Sunday, September 03, 2017

Jammu Airport gets new look without extended airstrip

To the much delight and convenience of passengers traveling through Jammu Airport, the expansion project of Terminal Building was recently completed by the Airports Authority of India team and dedicated to public.  The upgraded passenger terminal was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapati Raju along with Union Minister in PMO with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh and Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, last month.
With the commissioning of Rs 90 crore modernization and expansion of the airport terminal project, the passengers at the Jammu Airport are now getting enhanced facilities coupled with modern technology.  The total area of the Jammu Airport Terminal building has now expanded from 6500 sq meter to 14500 sq meters with raised Pax capacity from 360 to 720 passengers per hour besides additional facilities like escalators, shopping complex at arrival as well as departure hall. Escalators and Elevators are the new facilities, which have been introduced at Jammu Airport for the first time. The green features incorporated in the passenger terminal building include rain water harvesting, re- use of treated water for horticulture, low heat gain glazing, LED lighting, etc.
Now the terminal handling capacity of  Jammu Airport has double  from 360 (180+180) to 720 (360+360) passengers with 21 check in counters, seven X-ray machines, six frisking booths, three escalators (two for departure and one for arrival), three elevators ( one each in  Departure, Security Hold and Arrival).
03/09/17 Nishikant Khajuria/Daily