Farooq Abdullah chairs Srinagar airport advisory committee meeting

Srinagar, Mar 10 (KNS): Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah today chaired Airport Advisory Committee of the Srinagar Airport in the Resplendent Ceremonial Lounge today.  
A statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS),  said the Chairman was welcomed with presentation of a cherry sapling. 
The members were informed that plans for construction of a new integrated terminal building for Srinagar Airport are in an advanced stage.  
"The existing building will be upgraded and interlinked with the new building to provide a seamless experience.  On construction and commissioning the passenger area will increase from 20,226 SM to 64,360 SM.  The annual passenger capacity will increase from 2.5 Million to 6.5 Million.  The peak hour passenger capacity will be augmented to 3,000 from existing 950. A state of the art modern multi-level car parking will also be constructed for parking of 1,000 vehicles," statement reads.
The members of the committee were requested to point out the deficiencies in the management of the airport, suggest ways and means to improve the service standards, and advice on introduction of any new facilities to make the passenger experience more congenial and delightful.  
The Chairman and the members of the committee gave suggestions which included Traffic jam /long queue at drop gate, Free of cost bus service/electric cart from drop gate, Introduction of Food Court at the airport , Foreign Exchange counter for international passengers, to allow tourists to visit airport for buying tickets, Introduction of staff canteen
and Expeditious Security checks for passenger convenience.
The airport management assured the committee to diligently work and implement the suggestion received so that the overall passenger experience may be improved.(KNS) 

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