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Heavy rains impact flight schedules at Mumbai Airport

Flights were delayed by at least 15-20 minutes from India's second busiest airport. There were 5 go arounds and 2 diversions till 11:30 am.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 09.58 PM IST
Heavy rains lash Mumbai, people in low lying areas evacuated
The runways at the Mumbai airport were intermittently closed throughout the day due to poor visibility, affecting flight schedules as heavy rains lashed the city and its adjoining areas.

In the intervals that the runways were functional, flights running at least 35 minutes late, there were at least 12 go around until afternoon and several diversions.

The incessant rains that have led to flood alerts reminiscent of those that drowned the city in 2005, have disrupted most transportation, including train services, clogging streets and submerging vehicles tyre deep.

Heavy rains impact flight schedules at Mumbai Airport

The MET department has issued regular advisories to citizens to not venture out. Warnings of 48 hours of severe downpours have been flashed, although the department have allayed fears of floods yet.

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