Mumbai airport shut for half an hour due to heavy rain; 8 flights diverted

"The runway operations remained closed between 7.55 pm and 8.30 pm due to strong tailwinds and poor visibility. There were no operations on the two runways during this time," a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson said. 

A couple of boys seem to be enjoying themselves as heavy rains caused water logging in certain parts of Mumbai on Monday. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

Eight flights were diverted to nearby airports during the runway closure time, a Mumbai airport official said.

The operations, however, resumed at 8.35 pm, the MIAL spokesperson said without divulging the flight details.



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