Citizen Picture by Ajay
The first thing you notice when you land in a foreign state is its airport. While it might not offer state-of-the-art facilities, visitors are justified in expecting that at least the toilets would be well maintained. Poor experiences in the toilets are often very strongly linked to passenger overall dissatisfaction. Sadly the toilet in Jammu Airport does not at all depict the picture described above.
When most of the government agencies in the state swung into action to realize the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the management at Jammu Airport seems indifferent towards cleanliness. Complaints of unkempt bathrooms and frequent power fluctuations have come from the passengers as well as Aviation Staff but authorities have seem to turn Nelson’s eye towards the problem.
The toilets are in pathetic condition. Flushes in the toilet do not work when needed. Similarly, the toilets look like they are not cleaned regularly. The horrible stink emanating instantly becomes a life long memory. There wasn’t even an air freshener,” said Ajay.
Picture (1) was posted on DECEMBER 3, 2014 on U4UVoice when a Citizen Journalist Reported the matter showing few cracks in the ceilings in the public toilet at Jammu Airport which is meant to be atleast taken care of if not renovated by the authorities. But the officials seem to be sleeping as the situation has gone from Bad to Worse.
Picture (2) has been taken on July 25, 2015 in the same toilet and one can clearly see that the same ceiling has came out irking the public visiting the toilet.
It actually comes as quite a surprise since Jammu is one of the main tourist destinations in the country with lakhs of tourists from around the globe visiting the city for the Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi. Jammu Airport should easily be earning a big if not massive revenue year on year. Clearly authorities responsible for the maintenance of airport cannot blame finances for the ill-maintenance of the Airport premises.
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