The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated
by Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, on August 18.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Raju, said the government believed in
augmenting infrastructure of Airports to enhance connectivity. With the
upgraded Jammu Airport, we would be better prepared to give improved services
to air travelers visiting this city of temples.
Appreciating the upgraded terminal building of Jammu Airport, Ms. Mehbooba
Mufti, said, We have been witnessing promising growth in number of air
travelers to and from Jammu. The upgraded terminal of Jammu Airport is in line
to enhance capacity and will contribute to the economic growth of Jammu the
gateway to the State.
Jammu Airport belongs to the Indian Air Force, and Airports Authority of
India maintains a Civil Enclave for civil aircraft operations. Passenger
traffic movement at Jammu airport reached 1.16 million during the last
financial year and the passenger growth rate has touched 29 per cent in the
first quarter of 2017-18.
To cope with the increasing passenger growth and demand, the existing
terminal building of Jammu Airport has been expanded and upgraded. The area of
the terminal building has been expanded from 6700 sq. mtrs. to 14,500 sq. mtrs.
with an upgraded peak hour handling capacity of 720 passengers at a time, from
the earlier 360 peak hour passengers.
The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport is a glass and
steel structure and is equipped with passenger facilities and amenities like
CUTE-complied check-in counters, Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosk for
Check-in, central air-conditioning, two arrival conveyer belts, escalators and
glass elevators, Flight Information Display System, PA system with comfortable
The terminal building is also equipped with Fire Fighting and Fire Alarm
System, CCTV and Baggage Scanners etc. There is a provision for installation of
three Passenger Boarding Bridges with Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System
(AVDGS) for the Terminal which would increase operational efficiency besides
convenience to passengers.
In addition to the above, the upgraded passenger terminal Building is
equipped with Green features like double insulated roofing system, rainwater
harvesting, 200 KLD sewage treatment plant (soil-based technology), reuse of
treated water for horticulture and air conditioning purposes, use of fly ash
bricks, low heat gain glazing, low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints, LED
lighting, energy efficient chillers, VFDs (Variable Frequency Drive) for high