Saturday, June 29, 2019

Mumbai airport update: Heavy rains hit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, hundreds of flights got delayed

The Mumbai monsoon has finally arrived with heavy showers in various regions of the cities. Once again the rains slowed operations at one of the busiest airports in India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on Friday. Various airlines like SpiceJet and Indigo have already warned their passengers about the delay in flights from and to Mumbai airport. The impact of heavy rains was such that, in less than 24 hours, the number of flights that have been delayed is in hundreds. Looks like the situation is not expected to change anytime soon, as weather forecaster has predicted more heavy showers to come on weekend.

According to Mumbai airport website on Friday, 201 flights were delayed during departures including both domestic and international airlines. Majority of flights were delayed between 9AM early morning till 12PM. Similarly, approximately 117 flights were delayed or enroute during arrivals at Mumbai airport. For arrivals, majority flights were delayed from 12PM, with more delays to follow.

According to Skymet, rainfall activity began yesterday and last night many parts of Panvel, Badlapur, Shahapur and adjoining areas saw hefty showers. Rains were also observed over BKC, Kurla, Vashi, Chembur, Santa Cruz, Colaba, Borivali, Kandivali and a few others. In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Colaba saw 3 mm of rains while Santa Cruz recorded 4 mm of rainfall.
29/06/19 ZeeBiz

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