Friday, September 06, 2019

Mumbai Rains: City deluged, flights and train services affected

Mumbai: Due to the continuous rainfall, Indian Railways, as well as airport services, have been affected. A huge number of delays and cancellations of trains and flights have left passengers stranded. Indian Railways has been cancelling trains since September 4th and trains that departed from other destinations for Mumbai could not be operated till the city as there was rainwater on the tracks. Same is the case with flight services. Flight services at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) got hit for the second straight day on September 5th due to the cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 flights getting delayed.

When contacted, airport officials informed that Mumbai-bound flight services got affected from 1:20 PM on September 4 and it continued till yesterday evening. Prior to the beginning of the rainfall on September afternoon, to and fro flight services from Mumbai were business as usual. The airport official went on to inform that 5 Air India flights, 11 IndiGo flights, two SpiceJet and two Vistara flights have been delayed respectively since September 4th noon. On September 5th, nine arrivals and four departures were delayed by more than an hour that created a hell lot of problems for the Mumbai air passengers. The airport official advised air travellers to check-in at the airport after checking the status of their flights. The aviation companies are also advising the same to its passengers.
06/09/19 ZeeBiz
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