(Last Updated on : 24-08-2017)
The Jolly Grant Airport is popularly known as Dehradun Airport. During the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, Jolly Grant airport or Dehradun Airport was the hub of actions for rescue attempt in evacuating pilgrims from Kedarnath
and the surrounding pilgrimage sites
. Jolly Grant airport or Dehradun Airport, which was used to handle 16 flights a day, had to handle more than 100 daily airliner movements on some days, mostly comprising Indian Air Force
aircraft, chartered flights and private jets ferrying VIPs.
Narration of Jolly Grant Airport
The Dehradun Airport
is a 4,200 square metre glass and steel construction with middle air conditioning, inner heating with a Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and CCTV scrutiny systems. The Jolly Grant Airport or Dehradun Airport was constructed in 1974. Vayudoot worked scheduled services to New Delhi
and Pantnagar from 1982 to 1995. The Terminal has peak hour passenger handling capability of 150 passengers. It has 4 check-in counters and an X-ray luggage scanner. It has 3 security check booths in the departures section and 2 baggages maintain conveyor belts in the Arrivals segment. Its adjoining airport apron can accommodate 2nd class 'C type of aircraft. Air Deccan begun flights between Dehradun
and New Delhi in December 2004 and attached a second daily flight from August 2006. The Airport Authority of India postponed flight operations at the airport from 1st March 2007 in order to perform its airport upgrading plan.
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