Mumbai airport resumes after heavy downpour

The secondary runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was resumed last night after being shut for a day due to the incessant rains disrupting the regular life. Nearly 180 flights were cancelled during the closure period which lasted for almost 25 hours.

Mumbai airport is the second busiest airport in India which handles 930 flights per day with an average of 48 movements per hours. Operations at the Mumbai International Airport remain suspended until this morning, with a total of 56 flights diverted. They have partly resumed this morning.

The Mumbai Rains have disrupted the normal life for the locals as the suburban trains are also affected with a delay of 15-20 minutes each.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had announced on Sunday that the city is expected to witness heavy rainfall till Friday. BMC has issued an appeal requesting people not to spread rumours of a cyclone warning.

Supraja Mahesh

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