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Mumbai Airport to Remain Shut Till 8 Pm Due to Cyclone Tauktae Alert

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This is the third time within the day, the non-public airport operator has prolonged the closure of operations after first asserting it for 3 hours, beginning 11 am.

  • PTI Mumbai
  • Last Updated:May 17, 2021, 19:14 IST
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The metropolis’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has prolonged the suspension of all air companies to eight pm from 6 pm introduced earlier because of the cyclone ‘Tauktae’. This is the third time within the day, the non-public airport operator has prolonged the closure of operations after first asserting it for 3 hours, beginning 11 am.

“The closure of the flight operations at CSMIA has been prolonged additional until 2000 hours of May 17,” the non-public airport operator mentioned within the up to date assertion. Mumbai airport, which is the second busiest aerodrome within the nation, is reportedly working round 250 flights in a day resulting from low passenger demand amid the lethal and extra virulent second wave of the pandemic. Further, three city-bound flights operated by finances carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet have been diverted because of the closure of all companies on the metropolis airport within the morning.

A city-bound IndiGo flight was diverted to Hyderabad and a SpiceJet flight to Surat, whereas one IndiGo flight was despatched again to Lucknow, as per the airport. Gusty winds and heavy showers lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Monday because the very extreme cyclonic storm Tauktae headed in direction of Gujarat, uprooting timber and disrupting native practice companies within the metropolis, in accordance with officers.

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