Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Gujarat: Major airports suspend operations

Ahmedabad: Major airports across Gujarat suspended all operations on Tuesday, due to the heavy rainfall caused by the cyclonic storm that battered the state. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad had suspended operations for nine and a half hours from 7.30pm on Monday till 5am on Tuesday.

Flight operations continued as scheduled at the international airport, however, as heavy rains lashed Ahmedabad, airport authorities once again suspended all operations from 3pm on Tuesday.

According to an update from the SVPI authorities, where operations, maintenance and development is handled by Adani Airports, “All operations at SVPI airport would remain suspended till 10pm on Tuesday.” Similarly, Surat airport which announced its closure till 6pm on Tuesday also revised its decision later and extended the suspension till 10pm on Tuesday. Rajkot airport had suspended operations from 4pm on Monday.

“We have already suspended airport operations from Monday evening and will resume operations only from Wednesday morning,” said Diganta Borah, airport director, Rajkot International Airport.

19/05/21 Times of India

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