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Heavy rains hit airport operations in Mumbai

Adith Charlie Mumbai | Updated on July 02, 2014

The heavy rains mark the late arrival of monsoon to Maharashtra, which generally arrives in the city by June 10.   -  Business Line

Heavy rains in Mumbai have impacted operations at the city's international airport.

An official at Mumbai International Airport Ltd said that at least seven incoming flights were diverted to Ahmedabad today afternoon due to poor visibility.

Diverted flights include those operated by SpiceJet, IndiGo, and British Airways.

According to sources, the runway visibility had dropped to about 300 metres.

They said that the Mumbai airfield was shut for 20 minutes. As a result, several flights have been delayed and rescheduled.

According to news reports, the city received 8.38 mm rainfall till mid-day, while the eastern and western suburbs received 46.81 mm and 31.48 mm rainfall, respectively.

Water logging and traffic snarls were reported in various parts of Mumbai.

The heavy rains mark the late arrival of monsoon to Maharashtra, which generally arrives in the city by June 10.

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Published on July 02, 2014
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