Monday, September 20, 2021

Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport Severely Waterlogged After Incessant Rains

Severe waterlogging occurred at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on Monday following incessant rainfall. Torrential rains pounded Kolkata and its surrounding districts since early hours on Monday, disrupting regular life on the first working day of the week, with the Meteorological department predicting further rain for at least another day. 

Kolkata received more than 100 millimetres of rain between 1 am to 7 am, submerging many major thoroughfares and low-lying regions in knee-deep water. Kolkata Municipal Corporation drainage pumping stations recorded 136 mm rain at Dhapa, 115 mm at Kalighat, and 109 mm at Ballygunge, according to an official.
Due to the severe rain in Kolkata, major airlines operating from the airport have issued an advisory. IndiGo tweeted,"Due to waterlogging in some parts of  Kolkata, we advise passengers to keep enough travel time in hand while travelling to the airport. "Due to bad weather in Kolkata(CCU), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected," wrote Spicejet. Meanwhile, Vistara tweeted, "Due to waterlogging on account of heavy rains in Kolkata, traffic congestion is expected. Customers travelling are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport."

20/09/21 Srishti Goel/

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