Sunday, July 08, 2018

Mumbai airport delayed flights: Heavy rain hits 387 flights; Indigo, Jet Airways, Air India most affected

Nothing seems to go well for Mumbai during monsoon time. The city which never sleeps and is considered as major financial hub in India, sees its worst days when heavy rains come and that happens every monsoon. The same has held true in this city for over a decade now. Every time there is heavy rain, most of Mumbai suffers through waterlogging and this specifically affects Railways and airport. Today was no different, as Mumbai witnessed heavy showers from early hours of Sunday. Since then massive delays in airlines have taken place, The Railways trains too are going slow. Even Central Railways had to cancel mega block due to heavy rains. The problem is expected to continue as per weather forecaster Skymet. At least for another 48 hours, Mumbai is going to face heavy rains, this is a big cause of concern for passengers who are travelling today especially via airlines.

It has been 13 hours now since the downpour started and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has already announced that 216 departing flights and 171 arriving flights have been delayed today. The number of delays can rise further once rains intensify. So far, the forecast was till 12:58 hours today.

The rains began at 12 am and from then within 3 hours, 31 flights departing flights and 44 arrivals were delayed at Mumbai airport up till 3 am. However from 3 am to 6 am today, the delay count slowed down to 10 flights in departure mode and 16 in arrival mode.
08/07/18 ZeeBiz