Heavy rains slows Mumbai down, Airplanes, Trains on a halt

Talib Khan / Rahul Kumar Jha

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India, (2/7/2019): At least 55 flights, including 8 international flights and 42 domestic flights, were diverted from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai after the city witnessed record downpour over the past four days.

The airport’s main runway was shut down after an aircraft overshot the runway during landing on Monday night. Flights to and from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were delayed by 35 minutes owing to heavy rain and low visibility said an official.

On Tuesday, there were 13 go-arounds, and cancellations of 18 incoming flights, including four international and 24 departures including four international, said a spokesperson for Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL). CSIA on Tuesday tweeted that the main runway at the airport is not available and the secondary runway has been put in use

Due to heavy rains in Mumbai on Monday, a SpiceJet flight travelling from Jaipur to Mumbai skidded on the main runway during landing at around 11:51 pm. All passengers deboarded the plane safely and the aircraft remains stuck in the runway.

Operations at the Mumbai airport were affected after the incident came to light. 26 international flights and 29 domestic flights were diverted following the incident.

“SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated flight SG 6237 from Jaipur to Mumbai. There was heavy rain in Mumbai and the aircraft, after landing, overshot the runway. Passengers were deplaned normally. There was no injury to either the passengers or the crew,” SpiceJet confirmed in a statement.

Domestic airline carriers took to social media to inform passengers about delays and cancellations of flight

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