Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 25: With an aim to cater to the growing influx of people, the authorities of the Jammu Airport are upgrading with modern equipments and expanding the capacity of the airport.
Recently, the newly constructed arrival and departure facility was opened for public use. Work on modernisation and expansion of the airport is going on in full swing and nearly 80 percent of the work is complete.
The installation of new facilities by the airport authorities has garnered buoyed response from the people.
“One of the greatest facilities that are being provided is that we can now purchase coupons for Vaishno Devi darshan. It has saved us from stranding in long queues and saved a lot of time for us,” a passenger said.
“Earlier, there were only 11 check-in counters, now it has been increased to 22 thereby doubling our handling capacity. We have also stretched our conveyor belt. There were no escalators earlier, now we have installed three new escalators, and three lifts in the airport,” he added.
The new airport now will also have a child care room and a medical room .
The baggage handling system has also been upgraded. All the facilities like water, toilets, shopping areas restaurants have been upgraded.