Sunday, October 16, 2016

Operations at Mumbai airport to be hit from Tuesday

Mumbai: Passengers flying in and out of the nation's financial capital should brace for long delays from Tuesday till the end of November as the only runway of the nation's second busiest airport will be shut for five hours for repair work.

Last time the airport, operated by the GVK Group, was shut for similar repair work in November 2010, and months after that, the spanking new terminal-T2 over Rs 12,000-crore was opened in February.

Operations will be partly hit between October 18 and 31 for four hours between 1200 hrs and 1600 hrs for seven days on alternate days, as the main runway (Runway No 09-27) will be closed for surface repair. But the secondary runway (14-32) will be open during these hours, a MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Ltd) official told PTI.

But operations will be completely shut for five hours from 1200 hrs to 1700 hrs in the second phase beginning October 31 through November 28 as both the main and the secondary runways will be closed, the official said, adding this is needed as the repair work involves inter-section work.
16/10/16 PTI/Business Standard

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