Mumbai airport to stay shut for 5 hours today

Mumbai airport to stay shut for 5 hours today

By: || Updated: 25 Feb 2012 12:47 AM

Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will remain
closed starting Saturday (today) and the next two Saturdays for five hours
each for reconstruction work, an official said.Accordingly, no flight will
take off or land between 11.30a.m.-4.30 p.m., starting this Saturday
(today) and next two Saturdays -- March 3 & 10.

However, no
flight disruptions or passenger inconvenience are expected, as all
airlines have been notified at least three months ago on the airport
closure schedule.

While some airlines have rescheduled flights,
some have cancelled a few of their services, others have clubbed their
services to minimize the impact on traveling public.

During the
closure period, considered lean traffic hours, the intersection of the two
cross-runways will not be available for the ongoing reconstruction works,
an official said.

The work includes installation of lights on the
runway to guide aircraft on the ongoing construction of the rapid exit

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation has granted
permission for carrying out the reconstruction works to the Mumbai
International Airport Ltd.

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